Running a restaurant is not an easy undertaking. Keeping up with your furniture is a challenge in and of itself, let alone keeping up with your customers, food and employees. The last thing you need to worry about is figuring out the best ways to clean your restaurant booth upholstery. For that reason, we’ve compiled a list of handy furniture tips to support and extend the life of your restaurant seating.
Regularly Wipe Down & Vacuum Seating
Dust, dirt and food will inevitably find their way onto your restaurant upholstery. Although you can’t prevent it, there are a few things you can do to ensure that your restaurant bench seating and bar stools are clean. Regularly wipe down your tables and seats. Not only will this help to maintain a clean and sanitary environment, but it will also lead to increased customer satisfaction. Vacuuming is incredibly important to get those crumbs hiding in between the cracks. Be sure to use an upholstery attachment for additional protection.
Keep Towels Handy
Teach your staff how to protect your restaurant’s furniture and exactly why it’s important. Add a towel as part of their daily uniform so your employees are well equipped to clean up a spill or mess as customers leave. The longer a spill sits, the more likely it is to stain or ruin your booths and diner chairs. Although a towel for each staff member is an added expense, it beats the alternative cost of completely replacing your seats.
Invest in Lids
Spills happen; it’s a fact of life. But that doesn’t mean you can’t take steps to reduce the number of spills your seats see! If you don’t want to pay for lids on every cup, try using lids on drinks that are extra messy or easily stain, like coffee or milkshakes. Doing this will allow your employees to focus more on what really matters- your customers.
Apply a Stain Guard
One of the most important things you can do to extend the life of your furniture is to stain guard it. Most upholstered furniture designed for commercial use comes protected with stain guard, but if yours does not, you should apply one.
Although these tips may help extend the life of your booths, your furniture won’t last forever. If your booths and chairs are worn out and in need of a face-lift, consider reupholstery. For any type of upholstery repair, reach out to us- your local restoration experts! We will provide you with a free, no-obligation estimate for your project. Then, if you choose to use our services, our top-of-the-line technicians will come to you. That’s right, Surface Repair Service is a completely mobile business!