If there’s one thing that’s going to maximize your return on investment, it’s office furniture maintenance. Take care of your furniture, and it will give you many years of satisfactory performance. Don’t take care of it, and it won’t be long before you’re buying new furniture. The choice is clear.
So how do you take good care of your office furniture? Fortunately, it’s not too hard. In this week’s blog, we’ll cover standard maintenance strategies that will keep your furniture working hard for a long time. Keep on reading to learn more!
3 Office Furniture Maintenance Tips
Read the warranty.
Before you do anything, always read the manufacturer’s warranty. You might think it’s fine to use a certain cleaning product, only to find out that doing so would void the warranty. The last thing you want to do is void the warranty, so make sure to read it before you do any cleaning. The manufacturer will specify which products to use and which products to avoid in order to get the best results and ensure their continued protection of the furniture.
Reading the warranty also helps in the event that the furniture suffers damage. Depending on the nature of the damage, the manufacturer may cover repairs or replacement.
Know what wood and finish you’re dealing with.
Lots of office furniture is made of wood or wood laminate. These may have different cleaning requirements. Plus, not all wood finishes are the same. The cleaning requirements for one finish can vary greatly from another, to the point where a product that’s perfectly fine to use on one wood/finish can do damage to another. The warranty is a good place to go for this information.
Start a scheduled cleaning regimen.
It’s not uncommon to wait until the office furniture is visibly dirty before cleaning it. But in the long run, this is the wrong approach. Regular office furniture maintenance and cleaning will get rid of the dust and debris you can’t see. Not only will this help the furniture last longer, it will promote a cleaner environment in the office.
To learn more about office furniture maintenance, contact Glover Furniture and Design Group today!
Glover Furniture and Design Group, Inc.
We are a woman operated business supplying the Delmarva region, including Washington, D.C., and Pennsylvania, with educational, institutional and commercial furniture. Stay with our blog for weekly posts! For more information, contact us today at 1-800-966-9016 or 410-771-8000. Don’t forget to connect with us on social media with Facebook, Twitter,Google+, and Pinterest.