How to clean and maintain an office chair

You probably understand the importance of having a comfortable, ergonomic chair for your office. You can work comfortably at your cubicle or desk for extended periods of time, without straining your spine. According to statistics, up to 38% office workers will experience back problems in any given year. You can reduce stress on your spine by using a quality office chair. If you decide to purchase a home office desk chairs, however, you will need to clean it and maintain it.

Vacuum dust and debris

Use the wand attachment to vacuum your office chair once every couple of weeks. The wand attachment should have a smooth surface so it can pick up all particulate matter and not damage your office chair. After setting the vacuum cleaner at a low suction setting, you can move the wand attachment over the backrest, armrests, and seat.

No matter what kind of office chair you have, regular vacuuming will extend its life expectancy. The wand attachment can remove stubborn dust and debris from your office chair, preventing it from deteriorating and causing it to go to the early grave.

Check out an Upholstery Tag

If you haven’t already, consider adding an upholstery tag to your office chair. There are some exceptions but most office chairs come with an upholstery tag. It is also known as a care label or care tag and contains instructions from the manufacturer about how to clean your office chair. You will need to inspect the upholstery tag for the best and safest way to clean different office chairs.

Usually, the upholstery tag is located underneath an office chair’s seat. Once you have located the tag, look for a cleaning code. One or two letters make up the cleaning code. These letters indicate the best way to clean your office chair’s fabric.

Spot Clean with Warm Water and Soap

Unless stated otherwise on the upholstery tag or the owner’s manual, you can spot clean your office chairs with soap and warm water. You can spot clean your office chair if you find a slight blemish or smudge on it. To do this, use a damp cloth and a little liquid soap.

Stain-Removing Products to be Tested in a Discreet Area

For stubborn stains, soap and warm water will suffice. There are many stain-removing products on the market. Many of them contain strong cleaning chemicals. If you are considering using any of these products in your office, it is important to test them in a discrete area.

Apply the stain-removing solution to only one chair in your office. Instead, test the stain-removing product in a small area that is difficult to see. This will allow you to test the product in a discreet area that is difficult to see. For example, you can place a stain-removing agent underneath your office chair. Although it is unlikely, permanent stains may be visible.

Apply conditioner to leather

You should condition a leather office chair every few months in order to keep it from drying out. There are three types of leather: full grain, corrected grain, and split. Full-grain leather has the highest quality while corrected grain is second. However, all types of leather have a porous surface which can absorb and hold water.

Tighten Fasteners

You should inspect and tighten all fasteners on your chair. No matter if your office chair has bolts or screws, they could come loose if not tightened on a regular basis. Your office chair will not be stable if the fastener is loose.