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Furniture Medic Offers Tips on Healthy Environments for Wood Furniture

Furniture World Magazine

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It's a well-established fact that people need lots of moisture. We hear such tidbits as, "Drink eight glasses of water a day" and "Use moisturizer everyday." But, your furniture's needs are a bit different. Yes, your furniture does need moisture, but not as much as you do. Here are a few tips on moisture that will keep your furniture from either mildewing or drying out: The normal range for the moisture level of indoor wood is 10 percent to 12 percent. Outdoor wood can take up to 20 percent moisture but anything higher will cause mold and mildew, which will break down the finish and the furniture itself. Excessively dry environments are also unhealthy for wood furniture. It causes shrinkage, splitting and brittleness. Maintaining constant humidity and temperature levels in your home and office is the best way to keep your furniture in peak condition. For more information on the right amount of moisture, contact the Furniture Medic in your area. The experts at Furniture Medic can help you with all your furniture needs. 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 include TruGreen- ChemLawn, Terminix, American Home Shield, Rescue Rooter, ServiceMaster Residential/ Commercial 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. SOURCE Furniture Medic Web Site: http://www.furnituremedic.com

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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