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Maintaining clean upholstery on office furniture is a key component for the success of a business

September 6, 2017 / britta

Customers, business partners, suppliers and all visitors are important components of a successful growing business. They often come and visit the office, so keeping them comfortable in a relaxed environment is key to establishing and continuing good and healthy relationships.  But, nothing can be more unnerving than having to direct your guests to a seat with grimy looking upholstery!  This is where the saying ‘first impressions really count’ is so true.

Just like in your own homes, you want your guests to feel comfortable and at ease in your office to create a conducive environment for business. Having well-kept and well-groomed furniture speaks volumes about the working ethics of your company, well before any deals are struck.

Office furniture and partitions capture and collect dust and if these are not thoroughly cleaned, it can lead to dust mites. Dust mites can change the office’s indoor air quality and can cause allergies through their droppings. You don’t want anyone getting sick,  so always remind your cleaning team and maintenance people to clean furniture upholsteries thoroughly and not just sweep around and under them.

Here are some easy and great tips from us so you can easily keep your office upholstery clean:

  1. Ensure your furniture’s upholstery is brushed or scrubbed regularly. Remove all loose dirt and dust by using a dusting brush. Vacuuming is also significant. Always remove the cushions (if they are removable) and give them a separate brushing including every side. This will ensure that there won’t be any dirt left in between the cushions once they are put back in place.
  2. Check for stains on your upholstery. If you are under a tight budget, a simple detergent or cleaning solution and a sponge can go a long way. Just allow the cleaning solution to penetrate the stains for several minutes and wipe the upholstery with a cloth and let it dry. Of course, you need to make sure that the solution you use will not cause more stains or make your upholstery’s colour fade, by testing it on an inconspicuous area of the furniture first.
  3. For leather seats and covers, it’s vitally important that you do more than just clean them. You have to regularly condition and protect them to keep that glossy and rich quality. It takes extra special care to clean leather upholstery, but it’s easy to maintain by regularly wiping it down with a clean, dry soft cloth.

Finally, one of the most practical and best ways to maintain clean upholstery in office furniture is to invest money in hiring professional cleaning services from trusted and well-established companies.

RPC Cleaning will ensure that not only will your office furniture be mite free and fresh, your entire office can also maintain that warm, clean and welcoming environment needed for getting through the daily workload! Call us today on 0208 994 4778 for more information on how we can help!


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