Tuesday, April 8, 2014

How To Create A Furniture Repair Kit for Your Office

Office Furniture Repair Kit
Did you know that most office furniture professionals recommend creating a simple repair and maintenance kit for your business? It's true! Calling the pros out for basic fixes can often be expensive. The most common furniture issues can be resolved quite quickly with basic tools and supplies that will help you make your investment last. In today's post, we'll share the products you'll need to create a handy furniture repair kit.

When planning your furniture repair kit it's important to note what types of repair and maintenance issues you may face in the future. Here's a list of the top 3 most common to get us started!
  1. The hinges on computer and executive style desks can become loose and need to be tightened. 
  2. Over time, office chairs can develop a wobble from the under seat mechanism. 
  3. Common wood and metal file cabinets often encounter basic drawer jams.

The first thing you'll need when creating a furniture repair kit for your business is a container. While a tool box is recommended, if you're looking to save on costs a sturdy cardboard box will do the job.

Once you've located a container it's time to create a tool checklist. This will help you to ensure you have the proper items needed to handle basis maintenance and repairs. Stumped as to what you'll need? No problem! That's what we're here for!

Must Have Tools for Furniture Repair Kits:
  • Assorted Screwdrivers
  • Socket Set
  • Tape Measure
  • Cordless Drill
  • Allen Wrenches
  • Plyers
  • Glue
Most of the tools listed above can be picked up at your local hardware store at a minimal cost. Ask around the office if any employees may have extras at home they aren't using if possible. Keep in mind that most of today's best office furniture manufacturers even ship their products with basis tools needed to handle installation. Saving these tools in a labeled zip lock bag can be a huge help. This will help you quickly address the office in question and the tools needed to fix the job.

In addition to the basic tools you'll also want to keep the instructions from your past furniture installations on hand. While most throw these valuable sheets out with the packing materials, replacements can be obtained through the associated manufacturer. As a rule of thumb, if you keep your assembly instructions and tools included with products organized in the same bag you'll be effectively prepared for nearly any repair job faced in the future.

Last but not least you'll want to keep a few basis cleaning supplies in your repair kit. It's important to remember that desks and tables for office use attract dust like nobody's business. A simple wipe down rag, bottle of surface cleaner, and duster is recommended to keep your space looking tip top.

Let's take a second to cover all the items needed to create your repair kit.
  • Container
  • Assorted Tools
  • Labeled Instructions & Manufacturer Provided Tools
  • Cleaning Supplies
In the long run, being prepared up front is the best way to tackle any problem around the office. Simple repairs like door jams, loose hinges, and wobbly office chairs can be handled with ease using the basic items outlined in above. If you're in a big, be sure to call the professionals. In most cases they'll be happy to provide free advice and tips needed to handle your basic repair with ease.

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