How to Properly Care for Your Office Furniture

How to Properly Care for Your Office Furniture

Office furniture is a business investment that has the potential to see a company through many years. Workplace furniture must withstand a lot of wear and tear, and it requires care and maintenance to withstand the test of time. Once in place, the following care tips will help business owners to maximize the enjoyment of their office furniture and keep it looking great for years to come.

  • Protect desks – Desk surfaces are exposed to a lot, and they are one of the first places where office furniture will show signs of use. Employers can ensure that their desks stay looking great by providing desk pads for their staff to use. Some employees prefer clear plastic protective covers keep desks free from scratches, while others make use of the space with a large calendar or desk blotter to act as a buffer between office items and the furniture’s finish. Heat from computers, pressure from writing, and general wear and tear can all take their toll on a hard-working desks surfaces. Employers may also wish to supply employees with an ample supply of coasters to use for both hot and cold drinks, so they don’t mark desks.
  • Clean properly – Cleaning crews should treat desks, cabinets, bookcases, and meeting tables with the type of cleaning solution that’s best suited to the materials they are made of. Cleaners should use a mild solution for removing dirt and natural oils from the skin from laminate furniture while genuine wood furniture should be cleaned with a polish that’s formulated specifically for wood. Business owners should ensure that their janitorial staff uses the appropriate type of solution for the furniture that they own to help keep it in excellent condition.
  • Shield from UV rays – The sun’s rays can quickly fade furniture in areas with large windows, so it’s a good idea to install a clear UV film to office windows to keep furnishings protected. Not only will UV film maintain the original color of office furniture by cutting down on fading, but it also helps to reduce glare and control heat, making it a worthwhile investment for any office space.
  • Keep chairs in good condition – Office chairs should get a tune-up once or twice a year to ensure that they’re in good working order and that any repairs are made quickly to prevent further damage. To maintain an office chair, janitorial staff can tighten bolts, clean the upholstery, spot treat any stains, protect leather seats, and oil the wheels for improved mobility when sitting.

For all your workplace furniture cleaning needs, Zia’s professional janitorial team will expertly care for and maintain all key furnishings to keep them in excellent condition for years to come. Our full-service cleaners will have all your workplace surfaces gleaming and expertly treated. Contact us today to talk about how we can effectively clean and care for your office furniture help increase its longevity, and maximize your business’s investment. Give us a call at (505) 974-1186 to get started on making your office furniture look it’s very best.