Inevitably, something will happen to your furniture as it undergoes heavy use and wear and tear.

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  • It’s important to be prepared to “quick-fix” your furniture in the event that something happens to it.
  • Read your owner’s manuals for suitable cleaning products and methods so that you can react quickly to spills and stains. Learn more about fabric cleaning codes.
  • Keep wax and stain pens on hand to fill in scratches on your wood furniture.
  • And for removing heat and moisture stains from tables? Mix a little elbow grease with mineral spirits or try a rewaxing.

Sometimes furniture damage is beyond your own home repair. The next best thing is to call your retailer or check your warranty. Many furniture purchases include add-ons for repairs if the damage falls under the warranty.

If you need to hire furniture repair services, do a local search for a highly recommended company. Trust organizations that are willing to do services on-site so that you’re not responsible for moving large furniture pieces to their facility. It’s also better to choose companies that specialize in a particular service. For example, someone that focuses primarily on leather furniture is likely to have more expertise than someone who offers services on “all” furniture repairs. Furthermore, if the craftsman can demonstrate other work—like making leather furniture, for example—you know he is well versed in the product and methods.

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