“I was absolutely mortified when one of our very best clients – she’s personal friends with our surgeon – discreetly pulled me to the side and let me know the waiting room chairs had a nasty smell.” Gwendolyn shook her head. “I checked it myself, and she was right. I don’t know if someone had some terrible BO or some kind of accident, but the furniture smelled really awful.”
What can be done in this type of situation? Not every business has the budget to simply toss the furniture that offends into the dumpster. Furniture is quite expensive. Before making the decision to dispose of it, it is well worth it to check with the best local commercial cleaning service and have them see if upholstery cleaning is a worthwhile option.
Much of the time, if the furniture is in otherwise good condition, upholstery cleaning can solve the odor issue. The same is true for some areas of staining and discoloration. If the damage is too severe to be remedied, your only option is replacement. However, if the furniture can be cleaned, sanitized, and disinfected by professional upholstery cleaners, it can then return to service with no replacement being required. Even the most basic waiting room chairs are now more than $500 a set – that’s money you don’t want to spend if you don’t have to.
Upholstery Cleaning Can Extend the Useful Life of Waiting Room Furniture
So in this situation we’ve discussed, upholstery cleaning services are used to restore a chair that a customer has made both gross and funky smelling. This is something that will happen to practically every business at some point, even if all of your customers are very fancy, high-class people. So it’s good to know what to do in that situation, which is call in your local janitorial service and have them clean that mess up.
But what about life on a more day to day basis? Does waiting room furniture require maintenance? The answer to that question is yes. To keep your customers both healthy and happy, waiting room furniture should be wiped down, clean, sanitized, and disinfected on a regular basis. This is especially true during cold and flu season. Additionally, having the furniture’s upholstery cleaned once or twice a year can significantly help prolong the useful life of the furniture.