Many workplaces don’t clean their cubicle walls often, if ever. However, cubicle cleaning should be a part of your office’s regular cleaning schedule, just like carpet cleaning or cleaning upholstered furniture.
Why should you clean cubicle walls?
There are two main reasons you should clean cubicle walls.
Cubicle walls capture dust mites and other allergens that can cause allergy symptoms in your associates.
According to the Mayo Clinic, the first treatment for controlling dust mite allergy is avoiding dust mites as much as possible. When you minimize your exposure to dust mites, you can expect fewer or less severe allergic reactions. By ridding your cubicle walls of dust mites your helping your associates avoid this allergen, which help them stay healthier and avoid unnecessary sick days.
Cleaning cubicle walls make your workplace look cleaner and your associates happier.
Considering that the average person spends around 8 hours a day around their desk, you want to make sure that your workers are comfortable while doing their jobs. By keeping their work environment well-maintained, you’re encouraging your employees to be more productive, efficient, and more importantly, happy.
How do you clean cubicle walls?
Remove anything hanging on the walls.
Also clear the desk area removing any large objects that could interfere with cleaning.
Vacuum the cubicle walls to remove as much dust and dirt as possible.
Use your vacuum cleaner hose and attach a head with a flat surface, normally used for furniture. Vacuum each cubicle wall from top to bottom using the hose attachment. Move slowly to pick up dust, soil and other allergens deeply trapped within the wall upholstery.
Cubicle walls should be vacuumed regularly in this manner to reduce allergens. Try a backpack vacuum for easy maneuvering.
Spot treat any stains.
To clean cubicle walls, use a mild detergent.
Try a mild liquid detergent, water and a soft-bristle scrub brush. Mix a cleaning solution of 1/4 cup laundry detergent with one quart warm water. Dip the brush into the suds and lightly scrub the cubicle wall panels. Scrub until the stains are no longer visible.
To remove the suds, wipe with a clean wet towel.
Let dry completely before hanging anything back on the walls.
Vacuum and dust frequently.
Vacuum, wipe down desks, and dust cabinets often to keep dust and allergens from entering cubicle walls.
For more office cleaning tips, read ourSpring Cleaning Checklist for a Tidy Office.