Office chairs are necessary furniture in most workplace settings, but they can also be a breeding ground for bacteria and other health hazards. This is because of how often people use them and the materials from which they are constructed.
There are a few ways to keep your office chair clean and safe to use, as outlined below by our upholstery cleaning team:
1) Clean your chair regularly by vacuuming the seat and backrest. This will prevent the inevitable buildup of bacteria and grime.
2) Use a disinfectant spray or wipe on your office chair to kill any germs lurking in cracks, crevices, or seams where they shouldn’t be. This method is especially effective if you have pets at home who like to chew up furniture! Make sure that the product only contains alcohol because it can dry out materials over time – instead, use an enzymatic cleaner that targets specific organisms such as staph infections (which many people carry on their skin) and yeast infections.
3) Get a leather cleaner to clean the upper surface of your chair’s seat, arms, or backrest at least once per month. If you don’t have one yet, consider buying an office supply store with this in stock (some exist). This will help prevent bacteria growth and abrasions that can lead to more severe problems such as MRSA infection, which is resistant to many common antibiotics.
4) Avoid wearing clothes that come into contact with your chair. This includes socks, shoes, and underwear (as well as other undergarments you may have worn in the past). If this sounds like a hassle, consider getting an office supply store to provide employees who are chronically ill or contagious employees with unique disposable uniforms. These can be washed regularly at home when they need it!
5) Use a chair mat to prevent stains on your office flooring. These are inexpensive and can be used in the place of newspaper or toilet paper when you need them (although they may not work as well). If there is no hair-trapping function, then consider putting one underneath an unevenly shaped seat which causes extra friction – although this will take up more space.