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How to Clean Commercial Upholstery

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If you own or manage an office space, then you know how important it is to keep your business clean. It’s highly likely you or a cleaning company comes in regularly and cleans the bathrooms, floors, surfaces, kitchens, waiting rooms and break rooms. However, many do not realize the importance of keeping their commercial upholstery clean.

Like carpeting and other woven fabric surfaces, commercial upholstery absorbs dirt, germs, and allergens. This collection of grime becomes a breeding ground for bacteria and illness. When we think of cleaning upholstery, we tend to only recognize the need when there is a visible stain. However, when it comes to office furniture, there is more than meets the eye. In some instances, you should consider cleaning your office furniture on a more routine basis. Here are a few instances when you should consider cleaning your office furniture frequently.

How Often Should You Clean Commercial Upholstery?

While this answer depends on the type of business you manage, how many people are in your company and how often your furniture is being used, J & R Upholstery and Design suggests having your commercial furniture cleaned at least every 6-12 months. In some cases, you should consider upholstery cleaning a bit sooner.

1. Healthcare, Daycare, School & Nursing Facilities

From the common cold to the flu, chickenpox or shingles, these environments are cesspools for spreading germs. Waiting rooms, play spaces, common areas, or the nurse’s office should be cleaned more frequently than 6-12 months. Any area where upholstered fabric is heavily used by youngsters, the elderly, and everyone in between, will collect all the germs, viruses and illnesses that go with them. Be sure to contact J & R Upholstery and Design for regular commercial upholstery cleaning.

2. Changes in Staff

It’s not uncommon for employees to come and go. But it is common to overlook cleaning the upholstery in a cubicle. Desks, tables, and shelving may get wiped down, but cubicle panels and chairs should also be cleaned. Welcome your new employee with a healthy, clean workspace, or plan on those sick days getting used sooner than you thought.

3. Rearranging an Office Space

Have you ever heard the saying, “If these walls could talk”? Cubicle walls, while touched infrequently, collect a lot of dust and germs over time. From a commercial ventilation system kicking around dust or the influx in sneezing during the cold and flu season, anytime you plan on rearranging the floor is a good time to have your cubicle walls clean. Cubicle panels are made of fabric – and the fabric is a magnet for dirt and allergens. If you are planning on reconfiguring your office space, cubicle panels are easiest to clean when disassembled.

Extend the Lifetime of Your Furniture – Commercial Upholstery Cleaning
Keeping upholstered furniture will also extend the life of your office furniture. Commercial furniture isn’t cheap. Just like your furniture at home, commercial furniture is an investment. You would not want to replace your living room sectional once a year, so treat your commercial furniture with the same TLC. Regular upholstery cleaning will remove stains and soils that ruin furniture over time. Extend the life of your office furniture with commercial upholstery cleaning by J & R Upholstery and Design.

J&R Upholstery and Design handle all of your commercial, medical and institutional upholstery needs. Call us at 412-793-6864 or request a FREE ESTIMATE today!

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