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Furniture Repair Tips From Furniture Medic

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The furniture care and repair experts at Furniture Medic say sometimes it's the little things that can save you from having big problems. "Sometimes the hardest damage to repair on furniture are the scratches, heat marks and water rings that people accidentally make in the surface of piece," says Furniture Medic franchisee, Ansley Larrson. "Small stick-on felt pieces and hot plates or coasters with cork bottoms can go a long way toward preventingthese mistakes." Other common pitfalls include using the wrong cleaner for your furniture's surface and allowing moisture to get trapped between wood surfaces and theglass tops that are often bought to protect wood. The most important thing to remember when damage does occur is to call an expert right away. Adding cleaners and polishes or trying to fix the problem yourself can make it worse. A Furniture Medic technician can often fix the damage for much less than the cost of replacement, saving you money and keeping you from losing a beloved piece. Founded in 1992, Furniture Medic has more than 600 franchise locations across the United States, Canada and Europe. Furniture Medic is part of the ServiceMaster Consumer Services network, which is headquartered in Memphis, Tenn., and includes eight market-leading companies that provide a range of residential and commercial services. The other companies include TruGreen- ChemLawn, Terminix, American Home Shield, Rescue Rooter, ServiceMaster Clean, Merry Maids and AmeriSpec. For more information on mobile furniture repair and restoration, visit the Furniture Medic Web site at http://www.furnituremedic.com or call 1-800-877-9933.

Furniture World is the oldest, continuously published trade publication in the United States. It is published for the benefit of furniture retail executives. Print circulation of 20,000 is directed primarily to furniture retailers in the US and Canada.  In 1970, the magazine established and endowed the Bernice Bienenstock Furniture Library (www.furniturelibrary.com) in High Point, NC, now a public foundation containing more than 5,000 books on furniture and design dating from 1620. For more information contact editor@furninfo.com.