Have you ever noticed that you pay more attention to cleaning your office desk and cabinet than the office chair? Maybe it's because you’re always sitting on it. But that is also the reason you need to clean it.
Dust, body oils and sweat may not be visible to the naked eye, but studies have revealed that office chair surfaces are more contaminated than other areas.
So, how do you clean an office chair? You can watch this video for quick instructions. You can also read our post for step-by-step instructions.
Test the cleaning chemicals/solutions and techniques on a small area of the chair first. Find a hidden spot, underneath the chair or wherever it’s not visible. Some cleaning chemicals may react with the fabric of your chair. Testing helps you to avoid ruining the whole chair.
Stains are harder to remove when they overstay. Clean up accidental spills immediately and clean up stains as soon as you notice them.
When cleaning your chair make sure the room has sufficient ventilation. This will prevent you from inhaling dangerous cleaning chemicals. Also, depending on how strong the chemical is, you may have to wear protective gear like gloves and a mask.
Different types of office chairs come with different cleaning instructions. You can't clean a plastic office chair the same way you clean a fabric office chair. Before cleaning, check the tag (normally under the seat) for cleaning instructions.
These are the most commonly used office chairs. Daily use over a long period of time will attract dirt and lint. During the hot months, sweat will get into the fabric and if you eat at your desk, they are susceptible to crumbs and food spills. Renew your fabric chair with these simple steps:
Mesh chairs are famous for their durability, modern look, and comfort. The spaces in the mesh promote air circulation, however food particles and dust can get stuck in there as well. Cleaning a mesh office chair is easy because you don't have to buy any special cleaning solution. Follow these steps:
These chairs are generally found in high traffic, busy places like building sites, schools, and hospitals. While they are the furthest thing from comfortable, they are the easiest to clean using these easy steps:
They are the most expensive, comfortable and long-lasting office chairs. Keep them in great condition by cleaning them regularly using these steps:
We hope these guidelines have given you an idea of how to clean an office chair. The secret to keeping it in good shape for a long time is cleaning regularly.
The longer you take to clean, the harder it will be, especially if there are stains involved. Now that you know what to do, get cleaning!