If you work in an office building or have ever been in one, you don’t often see the cubicles being cleaned. Now that might not seem like a huge deal because each individual, in most buildings, has their own cubicle, but the walls are typically covered in a fabric and that can act as a sponge for dirt, dust, allergens, and germs. In this article, we will discuss a couple different ways to clean a cubicles properly.
The two biggest reasons you should clean your cubicle walls are as follows:
Cubicles trap dust mites and other allergens
According to Mayo Clinic, the first step in controlling allergies triggered by dust mites is to avoid them as much as possible. By cleaning your cubicle wall you are ridding your space of a allergy trigger and helping your coworkers stay healthier and avoid sick days.
You can remove stains caused by daily use
Sooner or later, you will notice stains all through the cubicles in your office. Whether it was caused by a coffee or soda spill or a coworker putting dirty fingers on the wall, these stains attract bugs. Additionally, a good deep cleaning can remove all those stains and fingerprints while keeping your cubicle walls looking great for your coworkers and any visitors you have.
When you go to clean these walls, the first thing that should be done is vacuuming. This will remove a portion of the dirt and dust clinging to the walls fabric. Move slowly up and down the wall to pick up the maximum amount of dust, dirt, soil and allergens. For those who suffer with allergies often, routine vacuuming could be an easy solution to this problem. Any stains on the walls should be pretreated with a spot cleaner or a stain remover. Like upholstery, these fabrics will respond well to either a solver or water based cleaner. You should always test a spot first to make sure it doesn’t discolor or bleach the walls.
To clean the walls, you should try a mild detergent first. Mix a ¼ cup of liquid detergent with one quart of warm water. Use a soft bristled scrub brush. Make sure to dip the brush into the suds of the mixture not the soapy water. Lightly scrub the cubicle wall panels with the suds. You should work from the top to the bottom. To remove the suds as you go, wipe them away with a wet, clean towel. You should allow these cubicle walls to dry fully before putting them back in place or repining any objects to them.
With these steps, you will be able to have your cubicle looking brand new really soon. This process will not only make your cubicle look much better but it will help improve your health and the health of your coworkers. Incorporating this process into your office life will help keep you and your coworkers happier at work.