Are you taking care of your office furniture like it takes care of you?
Updated: Jan 28
Over the past 9 months the world has relied on daily professional cleaning of business facilities, including their office spaces, high touch areas, restrooms, floors and carpets to keep their facility looking polished, organized and most importantly, germ free in the midst of the the Covid-19 crisis. While facility managers are addressing the most important areas by keeping them cleaned and sanitized, one area that is often grossly overlooked is the upholstered furniture spaced throughout the facility. Failing to clean upholstered furniture, can not only have an impact of the life of the furniture but also on the health of your employees and customers who come into your facility.
In the present day workplace setting, the furniture that is used plays an important role in the ambiance of the workplace. It gives the perception of a safe and relaxing atmosphere and also adds a warm feeling for the employees and customers who come into your facility. Furthermore, many companies are now also seeing the benefits of ergonomic furniture, which is known to ease the physical pains one experiences from sitting all day; thus in turn causes less stress to the body and greater efficiency in the workplace. Office furniture is considered the centerpiece of any establishment and typically a great deall of money has been spent on these pieces, however, it is one of the most overlooked and neglected specialized necessary cleanings that should be done throughout your facility at a minimum of twice a year to maintain a healthy and safe environment. Upholstered furniture is an investment and oftentimes an expensive one. As time goes on the beautiful upholstered pieces that were originally bought to bring life to a space seem slightly dreary, worn out and tired. Professional upholstery cleaning will leave your furniture looking renewed. It will help preserve the overall integrity of your cushions, brighten colors and prevent the depreciation of your investment. Upholstery cleaning will end up saving facility managers money in the long run by not having to replace pieces as regularly because they are still looking, feeling and smelling as fresh as new. Everyday, your employees and customers come in contact with your fabric chairs, couches, cubicle dividers and reception-area furniture; sitting down, touching them all over, and possibly spilling food and drinks on them. Office furniture is subject to heavy use, which can cause more than dirt to build up. Fabric acts like a magnet for soil, grease, germs and bacteria and can act as a breeding ground for viruses to collect. Not only can this pose a health hazard, it also degrades the professional appearance of your facility. As a result of these build-ups, the furniture pieces in your office rapidly become dirty, can release odors and look worn out. In addition to this, what people don’t see is every time somebody sits down or moves around on upholstered furniture, they are unknowingly releasing dust, dirt, grime, mold spores, dead skin and bacteria into the air, impacting the workspace air quality. These all downgrade the professional appearance of your establishment but more importantly, poses a health hazard to employees and customers. While good air filters and indoor plants can help filter out the allergens that are being released from upholstery, having them professionally cleaned them is the only way to stop the spread of any contaminants at the source. NECS is specialized in upholstery cleaning and has undergone extensive training on treatment of all different types of upholstered items and uses specialized equipment and chemicals in the process, which includes: fabric testing, pre-cleaning, proper dry or wet cleaning techniques, proper tools, equipment and knowledge. Having your upholstered furniture cleaned at a minimum of twice per year can contribute to a safer and healthier environment for your employees and business and the longer life if your upholstered furniture. Contact NECS for a quote to keep your office, family and customers safe during this trying time.