Have you noticed a pungent smell coming from your office chair?
You might not believe or even know it but there are actually many reasons why office chairs can sometimes give off unwanted odors. But the good news is that there are also a lot of things you can do to freshen up those chairs and make them smell better all over again.
Consider one or even all of the options below to help free your office chairs from nasty smells for your workspace to go back to the enjoyable workplace that it used to be.
Get Rid of the Smells of New Office Chairs
The smells of new office chairs may be a bit too much to handle, especially in small and closed-in spaces. To remove these odors, the simplest thing you can do is to set the chair outside for a while to air it out and allow the plastic or chemical scent to dissipate. If you don’t have any luck with this, you might want to try the rest of the tips below.
Older office chairs may hold on to different smells through the years. Freshening these up can be done by the simple use of fabric deodorizer you can spray on and then left to dissipate. You can also sprinkle the deodorizer and vacuum it up afterward.
Rubbing alcohol or vinegar sprayed on the office chair’s fabric can also help deal with these unwanted odors that can create a nice smelling surface after it dried up. Just make sure you use the product in an area with proper ventilation and allow it to dry completely before you use it once again. Use a mild soapy cleaner for wiping down the chair’s hard surface areas to get rid of any grime or dust.
Professional Office Chair Cleaning
When you have tried the above options but there are stains on the fabric or the office chair looks like it can use an even deeper clean, your best bet is to have it professionally steam cleaned to bring it back to life once again. A deep clean may also be a great addition to your regular carpet cleaning. When done quarterly, you could look forward to enjoying clean and fresh-smelling office chairs all the time.
When All Else Fail, Buy New Office Chairs
Sadly, mildew smells or musty odors can linger in office chairs for life. There are instances when desk chairs or office chairs are stored in damp areas, or the office building has suffered damage during a storm.
All the moisture from these can wreak havoc on your fabric furniture pieces, resulting in a helpless chair that no amount of cleaning will be able to fix. In cases like this, your best option is to simply buy a new chair to keep your office smelling fresh while keeping your workplace free from pathogens and mold.
If you want your office chairs to stay clean all the time, be sure to hire a professional office cleaning company like Courtesy Building Services Inc that can maintain a clean and fresh office all the time.