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How to clean a vinyl office chair ( Get rid of germs fast and safely )

How to clean a vinyl office chair

Office chairs come in many designs, colours and of course materials. Common options include fabric and leather, however vinyl chairs are still very common in both visitor chairs, and also desk office chairs. They are also a common site in doctors surgery waiting rooms.

The purpose of this short article is to teach you the how to clean a vinyl office chair in the most effective way, to keep it not only looking great visually, but also keep those germs and other nasties away from it.

Why choose vinyl office chairs?

The reason many of us select vinyl chairs is because offer a sturdy, durable seat while providing a rich look. One of the nice things about vinyl chairs is that they can easily be cleaned after use quickly unlike other materials such as mesh or fabric chairs that require more effort and time to remove spots or stains.

Because vinyl by its nature is more resistant to fluids, it doesn’t absorb liquids and stains like fabric does.

They are also very durable and will have a long life if cleaned and cared for correctly.

How to clean a vinyl office chair

Daily routine cleaning of a vinyl chair

A good commercial cleaning company will have knowledge of the best cleaning products and sanitisers to keep your chairs safe, especially in a multi user environment such as a medical waiting room.

For low risk cleaning, you can simply mix washing up liquid and warm water. Whilst a sanitister may be your preference to keep the chair as safe as possible, harsh chemical cleaners are not required for daily cleaning where there are no obvious stains that require deeper cleaning.

Using a soft bristle brush, you can scrub the vinyl to give it a good clean. Vinyl is a fairly strong product, so don't be afraid to apply a bit of pressure with a soft bristle brush. You can use a microfibre cloth or similar if you don't have a brush.

After you have completed this process, you want to wash the chair with clean water to remove any product residue, using a clean cloth. Make sure when wringing the cloth out that is runs clear. If there is any product still coming off the cloth, then repeat the process. Leaving product on your chair could cause damage over a long period of time.

To complete this process, you need to dry the chair using a dry cloth - patting it dry with a clean towel is a good choice. Vinyl furniture should not be left to "air dry."

This is the process to clean a vinyl office chair in terms of daily maintenance cleaning. We will now look at the best way to clean a vinyl office chair when looking to tackle stains.

How to clean a vinyl office chair to tackle stains

If you have stains or marks on your vinyl chairs, a different cleaning process is required to tackle them. The most straightforward stain removal option is as follows:

Baking soda & water - Sprinkle baking soda on a damp cloth and rub into furniture. After you have completed this process, as with the regular cleaning method you want to wash the chair with clean water to remove any product residue, using a clean cloth. Make sure when wringing the cloth out that is runs clear. If there is any product still coming off the cloth, then repeat the process. Leave the chair to air-dry after this process is completed.

We hope you have found this article on how to clean a vinyl office chair useful. The easiest way to keep your chairs and whole premises looking great is to engage the services of a professional cleaning company. Click here to learn more about Green Fox Cleaning, and how we can help improve the appearance of your business with ours.