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3 Ways to Prolong the Life of an Office Chair

You care about your employees’ comfort, which is why you make sure they have ergonomic office chairs on which to work. Not to mention, employees who are comfortable throughout the work day also tend to have higher levels of job satisfaction, resulting in increased productivity for your company.

Simply buying quality office chairs isn’t enough, however. To get the most of your office chair purchase, there are also some steps you (or your employees) should be taking to maintain and care for this office equipment.


Check and Tighten Screws

Over time, the screws and fasteners used in even the highest quality office chairs can begin to loosen due to regular wear and tear. Take the time to check fasteners and screws every few months and tighten them as needed. Be sure to replace any missing screws as well; contact the original manufacturer for replacements (if need be).

Keep Wheel Spindles Lubricated

Most desk chairs have free-rolling wheels that can accumulate dust, dirt, and other debris over time. You can keep those wheels rolling as smoothly as possible by simply flipping the chair upside down and pulling out any clumps or debris.

Once the wheel bearings are clear of debris, spray a lubricant kike WD-40 into each bearing to prevent wheels from locking up. This should be done at least once every six months.

Vacuum and Spot-Treat Upholstery

Finally, keep chair upholstery well maintained by taking the time to vacuum dust and dirt from seats and seat backs every few months. Spot treat upholstery (such as cotton) with an upholstery cleaner as needed, but be sure to test new cleaners in an inconspicuous area first. For leather office chairs, removing stains can be as easy as wiping with a solution of gentle dish soap and warm water.

Caring for your office chairs does take some time, but will save you money on repairs and replacement down the road. Feel free to contact us for more tips on office chair care and maintenance.


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