How to Clean Cubicle Walls
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. Our janitorial service professionals at ServiceMaster Clean want your office cubicles to be fresh and look great. Consider the following cleaning tips for cubicle walls.
Preparation for Cubicle Wall Cleaning
Many cubicle wall construction materials are stackable, allowing the worker to attach a variety of notes, hanging file holders, framed decor and other items to the interior walls. Often these walls become an extension of the desktop work surface and accumulated clutter transitions from horizontal piles to vertical until the interior walls look like they’ve been papered with every memo since 2001. De-cluttering is a key step in any cleaning process. To prepare for cleaning, remove all items attached to the walls. Trash what you don’t need and file items that are no longer current projects. Neatly stack the rest or place in a file folder to store temporarily until the cubicle wall cleaning is complete. Shift all furniture away from the walls so every area is easy to access.
How to Clean Cubicle Walls
Vacuuming is the first step to cleaning cubicle walls. It’s important to remove as much dust, loose dirt and any other particulates that may be clinging to or that has settled into the fabric fibers. For anyone suffering from allergies, routine vacuuming of cubicle walls may help reduce symptoms triggered by allergens such as dust and pollen.
Any stains on the walls should be pre-treated with a spot cleaner. Like furniture upholstery, these fabric walls will respond to either a solvent or water-based cleaner. Always test a small, inconspicuous area with the spot remover before treating the stain. Look to ensure the color doesn’t fade and that the fabric doesn’t become damaged.
To clean cubicle walls, try a mild liquid detergent, water and a soft-bristle scrub brush. Mix a cleaning solution of 1/4 cup mild laundry detergent with 1 quart warm water to create a sudsy solution. Dip the brush into the suds, not the soapy water, and lightly scrub the cubicle wall panels with the suds.
Work from the top of the panels to the bottom, lightly scrubbing in a small, circular motion.
To remove the suds, wipe with a clean wet towel. Allow to dry thoroughly before moving the furniture back in place or returning any items to the walls. Offices with multiple cubicles may find it more efficient and less hassle to leave this type of cleaning endeavor to a professional team. Call ServiceMaster Clean when it’s time to freshen those dirty, dingy cubicle wall panels in your office. We perform ordinary tasks like cubicle wall cleaning with extraordinary service.