A clean and tidy office space not only encourages productivity and pride in one’s work, but it also presents an appealing image for business partners, investors, and anyone else who visits your office setting.  This is why you not only hire a cleaning crew to maintain your office day-to-day, but you also spring for regular deep cleaning of carpeting and hard flooring, to keep it looking new and ensure the greatest longevity. What about your commercial upholstery, though?  If you have yet to create a maintenance schedule for upholstered furniture in your office, it could start to look grimy and gross over time, and pick up unsightly stains along the way.  While many businesses simply plan to replace furniture within a few years of purchase, you needn’t toss out perfectly good furnishings simply because of dirt and staining, especially not if you maintain it properly in the meantime.

How can you go about maintaining your commercial upholstery to extend the usable life of your office furnishings?  Here’s what you need to know.

Stick to a Schedule

Many companies are guilty of foregoing upholstery cleaning until fabric is visibly dirty and/or stained, but this is a mistake.  When grime and stains get ground into the fabric, they’re not only more difficult to remove, but foreign substances can start to break down the fibers of the fabric, shortening the lifespan of your furniture, or at least the upholstery.

A regular cleaning schedule can not only help to keep your commercial furnishings looking fresh and new indefinitely, but also prevent damage that results in the need for early replacement.  In addition, regular cleaning can help to eliminate pathogens and bacteria, contributing to a clean and healthy environment that benefits employees and your company.  A good rule of thumb is to schedule upholstery cleaning at least every 6-12 months, depending on usage.

Hire Professional Help

Typically, your standard cleaning crew will not specialize in deep cleaning tasks, which is why you may have to hire a different vendor to deep clean carpets every few months, for example.  The good news is, many carpet cleaning companies can also meet your upholstery cleaning needs.

You’ll want to look for a company that offers modern, low-moisture methods (to prevent issues like mold and rust) and relies on biodegradable cleaning products that are safe, effective, and green.  Most importantly, you want to make sure non-detergent solvents are designed to prolong the life of your upholstery, in addition to pulling out dirt and grime.

Maintaining commercial upholstery can help you to save money by prolonging the life of textiles, and keep your office clean and attractive in the meantime.  Contact the qualified specialists at The Resh Company today at 410-780-9800 or online to learn more about upholstery cleaning and other services.

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