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Furniture Damage Control; The Furniture Medic Experts Share Some Prevention Tips

Furniture World Magazine

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Article Summary: As long as furniture and people are in the same room, damage will occur. But, there are some things you can do to prevent accidents before they happen.

As long as furniture and people are in the same room, damage will occur. But, there are some things you can do to prevent accidents before they happen. With a little attention and know- how, you can keep your furniture beautiful. Furniture Medic suggests these tips to stop damage before it starts: Ammonia is very damaging to wood, so avoid cleaners with ammonia as an ingredient. Stay away from polishes with alcohol. If alcohol is included in a polish, it can damage the finish. When serving plates and dishes that are hot, use a tablecloth. Position furniture so that it isn't exposed to direct sunlight. Sunlight dries out wood. To prevent water rings, keep coasters handy. A wooden coaster with felt underneath is your best bet. Make sure the coaster also has an absorbent material to rest the glass on. If your furniture missed damage control and is just plain damaged, call your local Furniture Medic. They can take care of a variety of furniture problems and bring your furniture back to life. Founded in 1992, Furniture Medic has more than 500 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 nine market-leading companies that provide a wide range of residential and commercial services. The other companies are TruGreen- ChemLawn, Terminix, American Home Shield, Rescue Rooter, ServiceMaster Residential/Commercial Services, American Residential Services, 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-WE SERVE.

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.

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