Unless you use acoustic ceiling tiles in your office for decor purposes, you probably don’t take the time to stare at the ceiling every day.The only way you would probably notice them is if an issue were to arise (or fall). Even though you probably don’t take the time to pay attention to these architectural products, you should probably start doing so before a problem occurs.
Just like every other part of your office, your acoustic ceiling tiles deserve attention and care. This doesn’t just mean to check them out once a week to make sure they’re not broken, but it means you should actually take the time to clean them and fix them if there are any problems. There are a few things to know about properly cleaning your tiles and when to get rid of them, so to learn more about those tasks, keep reading.
Depending on where your ceiling is located, you need to clean your acoustic ceiling tiles once a year. If you have the acoustic ceiling tiles in a kitchen, you should think about cleaning them every eight to 10 months. If you have the ceiling in a room that doesn’t see heat, grime, and smoke, you can clean them once every 18 months.
You’ll probably encounter a lot of dust on your ceiling tiles, so the easiest way to get rid of it is by brushing the tiles or vacuuming the ceiling (if the manufacturer’s directions allow). You may also choose to hire a professional cleaner who may spray the tiles with a special detergent that contains hydrogen peroxide. The professionals are experienced and will be able to complete the cleaning process without harming the ceiling tiles.
When to Replace
If you notice your ceiling tiles have been water damaged, that’s a pretty good sign that you’re going to need to replace them altogether. The water damage will leave an awful brown stain and can cause the growth of mildew and mold. Not only will replacing the tiles clean up the look of the ceiling, which is extremely important if you use your ceiling as a decor piece, but it will also save you a lot of money in the long run.
When choosing your new tiles, make sure you consider the climate and your building type so you don’t have to replace them again in the future. You can also take this as an opportunity to remodel your ceiling as a whole with cool paneling such as suspended ceiling clouds or decorated soundproof panels. Noise at the level of 85 decibels and beyond for a prolonged period of time puts you at risk for hearing loss, so getting updated soundproofing for your office can help protect your employees.
Taking care of your ceiling tiles is extremely important to make sure they last you for many years to come. However, keep in mind that they are replaceable, so if an issue arises, it can be fixed in no time.