79-office-furnitureSpecific furniture is an integral element of office spaces, which is equally important for the normal working process as the office appliances. That’s why office cleaning must definitely include office furniture care. For the furniture to serve longer, optimum “life conditions” should be provided for it in the first place.
- the indoor temperature should not extend beyond 60°F … 77°F (the OSHA recommended temperature for comfortable and productive work of the office employees is 68°F – 76°F);
- relative humidity should not exceed 60%;
- arrange the furniture in such a manner to avoid direct sunlight hitting the furniture surfaces;
- tables must stand on flat surfaces, since a slant may aggravate tension on single elements and cause their deformation;
- the weight of the load should also be taken into consideration. In accordance with recommendations, maximum load on the bottom of the drawers should not exceed 10 kilos, and the load for the racking shelves is allowed twice as much as for the drawers.
Furniture is divided into different categories, so during the office cleaning it is important to consider the material it is made of. Laminated office furniture sets are considered the most undemanding in care. Laminate is moisture resistant, sustains well different mechanical loads, but doesn’t stand abrasive effect.
It’s enough for laminate to be wiped with a wet cloth, but as for the lacquered furniture, it requires much closer attention. During cleaning the surface of such furniture is wiped with a special wax containing mixture. It gives gloss, restores micro defects and performs a protective function at the same time.
The most difficult in maintenance and cleaning is upholstered office furniture. But this is the topic for our next article.