Office chair essentials

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Office chair essentials

All too often office chair problems cause frustrations that can be very easily solved with the some basic knowledge. Today we'll be answering 10 common office seating related questions to help you understand your chair and enjoy a more effective work day.

Q: Noisy chair?

A: This common problem is one that office furniture providers hear most frequently. Any squeaking sounds are typically the result of two metal parts brushing against each other while the chair is tilting. This issue can be resolved easily, lubricate your computer chairs seating mechanism and pneumatic lift cylinder. WD40 and powdered graphite will normally do the trick!

Q: Chair leans back too easily?

A: If while sitting in an office chair you've ever had that feeling of falling backwards, you know what we're going to say here! This is a common problem, due to the tilt tension setting on your chairs mechanism. In most cases, task chairs will have an adjustable knob located directly underneath your seat. The solution is tightening the knob and retesting the chair. Your problem should be resolved.

Q: Cleaning a leather office chair?

A: Office chair leather is about the same as car seat leather. Picking up a bottle of leather cleaner at the local auto parts store can come in very handy. Once every few months, pull out a wipe and give your leather chair a quick wipe down.

Q: Cleaning my fabric office chair?

A: Only attempt to clean a fabric office chair if it has been truly stained. Rubbing against the surface of your chair can be quite abrasive, but if your chair requires a stain removal, give us a call on what types of cleaners will work safely on your chairs specific upholstery. In most cases, a simple fabric upholstery cleaner and an car wash mitt can be purchased at your local hardware store and used effectively.

Q: Chair arms wobbling?

A: If you are adjusting your chair arms and they feel wobbly, it may be time for a quick adjustment. Grab a set of allen wrenches or screw drivers (depending on what your chair requires) and tighten the screws that attach the arms to the underside of the chair seat. This should solve your problem

Q: Chair not rolling effectively?

A: This is most regularly caused from debris (usually hair), being caught in one or all of the wheels. First, turn your chair over and take a look at the wheels. You might be surprised at what has been picked up rolling around in the office. Besides hair, paperclips, tacks, and other items can cause your chairs wheels to roll poorly. Remove all the debris and the problem should be resolved.

Q: Polished frame and arms starting to fade?

A: The polished finish on your chairs metal parts will tarnish over time. To fix this problem, get yourself a can of non-abrasive metal polish at your local hardware or auto parts store. Apply the polishing cream and wipe lightly. The finish should definitely come back to life!

Q: Chair set at an angle that is uncomfortable?

A: There should be a paddle style lever on the right hand side of your chair. Pulling this paddle in an upward motion while in your chair should change the angle at which your sitting.

Q: Chair leaning to one side?

A: If a chair is leaning to one side, it's usually the result of a bad union between the pneumatic lift cylinder and the chairs mechanism. Try removing the two from each other and reconnecting correctly. A good connection between the cylinder and mechanism should have your chair sitting level.

We hope we may have helped you solved some of your basic chair issues with today's post. If you have additional questions, or would like help fixing an office chair issue, we'd be happy to help!