Many of us make sure we keep our office desk clean and tidy every day, but we often neglect our chair because it ‘looks’ clean. Recent studies have shown that there are more than 500 bacterial genera on office surfaces with chairs and phones being the most contaminated surfaces. Depending on the type of office chair you have there are different methods to keep it clean, today we’ve put together The Ultimate Guide To Cleaning Your Office Chair! How to clean a fabric office chair All office chairs gather a lot of dust so you will want to clean it on a regular basis to keep it as well maintained and germ free as possible. Dusting and vacuuming your office chair will stop dirt entering the weave and damaging the upholstery. The best way to ensure you collect all the dust off your office chair is to use a small vacuum with a brush end if possible and start vacuuming from top to bottom. The upholstery should also be regularly wiped with a clean warm soapy cloth and then dried immediately with a non-abrasive cloth. Make sure you don’t use cleaning fluids or detergents when cleaning your chair as this will affect the colour. How to clean a plastic chair Whether you have a plastic office chair or the base of your chair is plastic then it will need regularly cleaning. Plastic is hardwearing, but regular dusting will keep it clean and free from dirt damage. To clean the plastic use a clean warm soapy cloth to wipe it regularly. Again dry it immediately with a non-abrasive cloth. Don’t use cleaning fluid or detergents as this will affect the colour of the plastic. How to care for your office chair to make it last The lifespan of your office chair depends on how often you use it, the warranty that comes with it and also how you care for it. For example, an office chair with a 5-year warranty should last you up to 7 or 8 years providing you look after the chair. To keep your office chair in the best possible condition you want to avoid direct sunlight which may cause the fabric or faux leather to fade you also want to keep the chair away from heat sources such as radiators or heaters because this will damage the material and affect how long the chair will last. It’s very easy to accidentally knock a drink off your desk and spill it on your chair. If you get liquid onto your office chair, blot the area with an absorbent cloth or sponge and dry with a clean non-abrasive cloth and allow to dry naturally. Office chairs from Bluespot Furniture All our office chairs are manufactured here in the UK from top quality materials to our exacting standards. Buy from Bluespot Furniture, and you’ll benefit from free, next day delivery, honest advice, and a 10-year guarantee on every single one of our products. For further information on any of our office chairs, call a friendly member of our experienced sales team on 0800 8044 760, or email firstname.lastname@example.org today.