Fabric is a sponge for odors. In spaces with upholstered surfaces, give tenants and visitors a great first impression by making sure furniture doesn’t smell like smoke, body odor, food, must or other offensive odor. After cleaning, janitors can use an odor control spray designed for fabric and upholstery.

In commercial buildings, these include office chairs, cube partitions and lobby furniture. For those cleaning hotels, each room’s furniture, bed lines, pillows and fabric shower curtains should be addressed along with the lobby furniture.

In healthcare facilities, focus on guest chairs in patient rooms as well as furniture in waiting areas. Finally, in schools, upholstered furniture in teacher and student lounges and libraries are great targets.