You may think that this article might be a joke. But this will open your mind to the fact that a chair smells after sitting. It is one of the worst and most disgusting things we can experience, particularly in an office setting. Most of the time, this is the main reason why you leave a bad odor on your chair after sitting in it. That foul odor is often the result of not wiping your butt properly or using the wrong wipes or cleaning products after a dump. There may still be some feces around the outside and just inside your anus area, which isn’t always visible, by the way.
The office chair might be the one piece of office equipment that every person uses in their daily office jobs. We could not deny that office chairs, whether new or old, do require deodorization on occasion. Deodorizing a chair is a great step to take any time you have to move from one environment to another when you are putting together a new chair to use it.
Below are some ideas for maintaining the cleanliness and hygiene of your office chair:
1. Wait Until the Smell Goes Away
Making time for you to wait for your office chair before you sit on it is one of the classic ways of getting rid of the smell of the chair. That’s not to say that a bad-smelling chair will smell better after a few hours. Waiting, on the other hand, is a technique for getting rid of the “new chair smell” that tends to fill an office when you unpack and assemble a new chair. The smell comes from the manufacturing facility, the packaging, and the off-gassing of the plastic and foam used in its construction. Fortunately, the odor will fade in a few days.
2. Place the Chair Under the heat of the Sun
The sun is a massive engine suspended in mid-air. The ever-burning orb of incandescent gas sends radiation and thermal energy across vast expanses of space to overwhelm the planet’s surface, doing everything from promoting plant growth to giving you a painful sunburn if you stay out under the sun for too long. The sun’s light can also be used to clean a seat. Organic molecules, as well as natural and synthetic particles, are broken down by solar radiation, particularly ultraviolet rays. Just make sure you don’t leave the chair out in the sun for an extended period of time; the sun will break down the plastic, making it brittle and more likely to break.
3. Do Vacuum Cleaning
One of the steps in cleaning any chair is to vacuum up any debris or larger particles that may have become trapped inside it, and believe us when we say there will be particles trapped inside. We’re not just talking about that misplaced chocolate; we are talking about dust and other particles that collect in the air, on surfaces, and everywhere else.
A powerful vacuum can reach deep into the seat of a chair, sucking out dust and particles that cause or trap odors. Depending on the strength of your vacuum and the length of time since you last cleaned your chair, you may need to go over it more than once. This won’t completely deodorize a chair, but it’ll go a long way toward assisting with any subsequent cleaning.
4. Make Use of Vinegar
Vinegar can erode away odor-causing particles and compounds, removing them surprisingly quickly. Of course, you can’t do this during the workday because the smell of vinegar will fill the office. It’s best to do this in a well-ventilated room, during off-peak hours, or outside (benefit from the sun.) Simply apply vinegar to the chair with a cotton ball or tiny cloth, or soak the chair in vinegar and let it dry later. You can also use baking soda as an alternative. You can mix it with vinegar too, for better results. But just use caution when combining the two materials because they strongly react with each other.
5. Use Rubbing Alcohol
Cleaning with rubbing alcohol is a little more powerful than cleaning with vinegar, and it has a stronger and longer-lasting scent. It will still help deform any organic particles and some substances that cause odors, and it will evaporate and leave no odor behind, but depending on how much you’re working with it, it might be worth making sure you’re using it in a well-ventilated space and/or wearing a respirator.