If you are a businessman, it is natural for you to value every aspect of your company, including your office furniture. Regular and proper furniture maintenance is a must to ensure a positive and efficient working atmosphere.
To help you learn more about the proper care of your office furnishings, here are some essential maintenance tips:
Take care of leather
Leather is should be well taken care of to ensure and maintain its quality for a long period of time. This is especially true with leather executive chairs, leather sofas and other office furniture with leather material. Use cleaners and waxes specifically designed for leather surfaces and do not use chemical, alcohol-based and other harsh cleaners.
Do not put them under direct sunlight for prolonged periods of time to avoid damage and keep them always dry to prevent mold and mildew. It is best to hire an experienced maintenance expert to periodically inspect your leather office furniture and perform maintenance work as needed.
Wood furniture polishing
Most wooden office furniture already has a treated finish so caring for them should be an easy task, often involving wiping with a damp cloth and then applying furniture polish afterwards.
For untreated wood however, wipe the surface clean with dry cloth followed by wood treatment oil to enhance the furniture’s appearance, and to protect from the wood from the elements. Make some office guidelines for employees to observe proper office furniture cleaning and maintenance like the use of slip-free mug coasters to prevent staining wood surfaces.
Observe office desk cleanliness
As pointed out earlier, make some office guidelines regarding office desk cleanliness. Do not allow your personnel to eat at their desks to prevent food stains and other mess, and remind then to clean up their work area before leaving home. This will encourage co-workers and employees to be responsible to the very maintenance of their own office desk and other office furniture they happen to use.
This will also allow them to reduce clutter with their work space, be more organized with their office items, and promote work efficiency and discipline in the long run.
Immediately inform about a serious furniture defect
Report some serious office furniture damage that may pose a threat to your safety and your co-workers. These include damaged chair feet, a lost screws, misaligned shelves, or even exposed electrical wiring. The maintenance department should act quickly on such situations to prevent accidents and further damage to office property.