Cubicles offer a simple, efficient way to maximize work space, creating a semi-private workstation and accommodating more workers than banks of traditional offices. Unlike painted office walls, cubicle walls simply can’t be wiped down with a wet rag for cleaning. The typical cubicle wall features fabric construction that attracts and collects dust, dirt, germs and particulates that can affect allergies. While cubicles are an innovative way to maximize use of expensive office space, cubicle wall designers give little thought to their cleaning and maintenance. The only cleaning most office partitions will ever receive is the occasional wipe down with a damp towel. Offices usually have a cleaning schedule for their carpets or hard floors; however these upholstered walls are often neglected or overlooked. Here are reasons wall care should be part of your cleaning plan if you have cubicle walls.
Control Dust Mites
Dust mites may be the most common trigger of year-round allergies and asthma. They are on every continent except Antarctica. Did you know that an average adult may shed up to 1.5 grams of skin a day, feeding about one million dust mites? It may not be possible to rid your home entirely of these creatures. But there are ways in which you can lessen your allergic reactions to them. Dust mites are known to live in bedding but are easily carried form home to office on clothing. They find their way into carpet, upholstered furniture and fabric covered walls. The Cubicle wall acts like a standing dust trap, capturing dust, dirt and airborne irritants.
The lack of cleaning results in dirt and allergens buildup and increasing dust mite population that potentially leads to allergies. Allergies are among the top three reasons people miss work. When you breathe in the waste products of dust mites, your immune system kicks into high gear and produces antibodies against the normally harmless substances. This overzealous immune response causes the symptoms associated with a dust mite allergy, such as sneezing and runny nose. Regular cleaning with a HEPA filtration vacuum can reduce dust, allergens and mites while helping improve indoor air quality.
While you should be doing a light cleaning occasionally, the walls should be deep cleaned by a professional at least once a month. This will keep a buildup of dirt, allergens and even mold and bacteria from growing on the material. You can apply a protective coating on the fabric to prevent stains. The walls should be vacuumed once a week during your regular cleaning routine. Spills and stains on cubicle walls from coffee, soda, or food are ugly and unhealthy, providing a breeding ground for bacteria and bad odor. Dirty hands can also leave behind grimy marks as well as negative impressions on your office on guest. You should talk to your cleaning service about adding upholstery care for your fabric covered walls and furniture to your cleaning plan.
First Green Commercial Cleaning can help you with the cleaning of your Cincinnati / Northern Kentucky commercial office or industrial facility. We offer superior customer service and strive to build long term business relationships with our clients.
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Why First Green Cleaning Services?
- Customized Cleaning Plans – What sets First Green Building Services apart is our attention to detail. We understand that different businesses have different needs. For years, First Green Building Services has been providing janitorial services for educational facilities, schools, and colleges. Over the years we have provided K-12 Public School Cleaning, K-12 Private School Cleaning, Technical School Cleaning, and College Cleaning
- Owned and Operated Locally – With direct owner involvement, we provide immediate response time to any situation you might incur. Even after business hours, First Green Building Services has a 24-hour customer service number to resolve any cleaning issue.
- Quality Control – First Green Building Services has a low cleaner to supervisor ratio which allows us to make sure your facility gets the attention and detailed cleaning that it deserves.