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Is Your Patio Furniture Ready for Fall?

Is Your Patio Furniture Ready for Fall?

Fall is quickly approaching, which means good weather, football games, and spending the majority of your evenings outside on your patio furniture. Who doesn’t enjoy time around a fire pit with friends and family? After time (and a cookout or two), your furniture is bound to age and tear, and we know the last thing you want is for your guests to have to sit on ripped seating. Perhaps you’re a business owner who doesn’t want your customers to use your torn outdoor seating and lounge areas. Either way, before fall is here, make sure your furniture is repaired and in great shape! 

  

Types of Repairs You Might Need:  

Hot tubs, like patio furniture, are subject to wear and tear over time. Whether you need to restore your outdoor couch, loveseat, chair, barstool, or hot tub, we will provide the necessary repairs to make them feel brand new. From patio chair fabric replacement to spa and barstool restoration and everything in between, our technicians will work around your schedule to make sure you are satisfied. We will fix basically anything that has a surface and needs repaired or recovered. 

  

Repairs vs Replacements:  

Restoring or repairing your furniture is the practical, low-cost alternative to replacing your items entirely. This allows you to get the most of your existing furniture while also upgrading the style and feel. 

Choosing to repair your seating has many benefits:  

-Adds years to the life of your furniture 

-Cheaper than completely replacing everything 

-Updates the look and color  

-You’ll save time and avoid the mess of a complete replacement  

 

Call Us Today  

Make this fall one to remember. If you want to restore your furniture for your guests, customers, or you simply want to feel comfortable on your own patio, reach out to us. We want you to enjoy your time outside without any worries. Call Surface Repair Service today at (515) 276-5453 for any and all of your outdoor furniture and hot tub repairs! 

Running a restaurant is not an easy undertaking. Keeping up with your furniture is a challenge in and of itself, let alone keeping up with your customers, food and employees. The last thing you need to worry about is figuring out the best ways to clean your restaurant booth upholstery. For that reason, we’ve compiled a list of handy furniture tips to support and extend the life of your restaurant seating.  

 

Regularly Wipe Down & Vacuum Seating 

Dust, dirt and food will inevitably find their way onto your restaurant upholstery. Although you can’t prevent it, there are a few things you can do to ensure that your restaurant bench seating and bar stools are clean. Regularly wipe down your tables and seats. Not only will this help to maintain a clean and sanitary environment, but it will also lead to increased customer satisfaction. Vacuuming is incredibly important to get those crumbs hiding in between the cracks. Be sure to use an upholstery attachment for additional protection. 

 

Keep Towels Handy  

Teach your staff how to protect your restaurant’s furniture and exactly why it’s important. Add a towel as part of their daily uniform so your employees are well equipped to clean up a spill or mess as customers leave. The longer a spill sits, the more likely it is to stain or ruin your booths and diner chairs. Although a towel for each staff member is an added expense, it beats the alternative cost of completely replacing your seats. 

 

Invest in Lids  

Spills happen; it’s a fact of life. But that doesn’t mean you can’t take steps to reduce the number of spills your seats see! If you don’t want to pay for lids on every cup, try using lids on drinks that are extra messy or easily stain, like coffee or milkshakes. Doing this will allow your employees to focus more on what really matters- your customers. 

 

Apply a Stain Guard  

One of the most important things you can do to extend the life of your furniture is to stain guard it. Most upholstered furniture designed for commercial use comes protected with stain guard, but if yours does not, you should apply one. 

 

Consider Reupholstery  

Although these tips may help extend the life of your booths, your furniture won’t last forever. If your booths and chairs are worn out and in need of a face-lift, consider reupholstery. For any type of upholstery repair, reach out to us- your local restoration experts! We will provide you with a free, no-obligation estimate for your project. Then, if you choose to use our services, our top-of-the-line technicians will come to you. That’s right, Surface Repair Service is a completely mobile business! 

Give us a call at (515) 276-5453 or fill out this form for your free estimate. 

Surgical Treatment for Your Furniture 

When people think of a doctor’s or dentist’s office, they think of patients being treated and helped. Not once do the medical exam tables and waiting room seats cross their mind. Unfortunately, we know this is something that crosses your mind every day you walk into work and see your ripped or torn chairs. Medical office upholstery doesn’t last forever. After time, leather couches, vinyl seats, and exam tables get worn down. Similar to your patients, your furniture might be in need of a check-up.  

 

Stop Replacing, Start Repairing. 

One of the top reasons to replace your medical upholstery is, without a doubt, cost. Not only will you be able to get more out of the chairs and equipment you already own, but you will also only pay a fraction of what it would cost to completely replace these items. Another reason is timeliness. With our medical upholstery services, your seats and equipment will be brought back to life in little to no time. Whereas ordering medical office furniture and replacement medical equipment new can take months due to a shortage of supplies. Not to mention, you can expect corners to be cut on your items considering these companies are in a scramble to complete orders. 

 

What We Can Repair

Whether you’re in need of leather seat and couch repairs or vinyl restoration we have the tools and experience to get the job done right. Surface Repair Service can repair and restore all your medical and dental furniture, which includes the following essential items, making us your go-to furniture re-upholsterers: 

-Exam tables 

-Doctor/Dentist stools 

-Guest chairs 

-Imaging tables 

-Waiting room sofas, loveseats, and chairs 

-Recovery couches 

-Dental chairs 

And more! 

 

From medical exam table upholstery restoration to leather couch repairs and everything in between, our services will provide your patients with the confidence that you and your business are top-of-the-line. And the best part is, you won’t need to bring your furniture and equipment to us. We bring our services directly to you!  

Here at Surface Repair Service, we recognize the need of providing a clean, hygienic, and sanitary atmosphere for clients. With thousands of colors and materials to choose from, we will help you project the professional image your customers expect. No worries, we’ve got you (and your furniture) covered! 

 

Get a FREE Estimate 

If you’re still not sure if medical office upholstery repair is the right thing for you, or if you’d like to learn more about our services, give us a call and we’ll be happy to answer any questions you have and offer you a FREE, no-obligation quote! Call us at 515-276-5453 or request an estimate online. 

Gym Equipment Repair 

As people get back to their normal routines after the pandemic, fitness centers are seeing an increase in new and returning members who were not able to go to the gym during the pandemic. Although attracting visitors back to the gym is very beneficial, having tattered, worn-out equipment is not. Exercise equipment that is torn, cracked, or ripped tends to have a shorter lifespan, poses health risks, and reduces member satisfaction.  

 

Extend the Life of Your Equipment 

Upkeep is necessary to extend the life of most things, including your gym benches, seats, and equipment. Even the smallest of tears can become massive problems if they aren’t dealt with accordingly. As stated by RunRepeat, 49.9% of Americans visit the gym at least twice a week. There’s no denying it: rips and tears are unavoidable, and that’s why we’re here to help. 

Fitness equipment repair is an easy, inexpensive alternative to replacing your equipment. Instead of weight bench pad replacements that can become expensive, get your money’s worth out of the equipment you already own. No matter the type of fitness equipment servicing you need, we will make your items look and feel brand new. Whether it’s an exercise bike repairseat repair, or weight bench repair, we can restore and upholster it all… and much more! 

 

Health Risks 

Not only are tears and cracks unattractive, but they can also pose a health risk to your customers. In addition to being professional and appealing, proper upkeep is also an effective way to reduce the risk of infections and viruses. Unfortunately, an issue that all gyms deal with is bacteria, especially bacteria found hiding in the rips and tears of damaged equipment.  Fixing your damaged material with our upholstery repair service can eliminate this issue. 

 

Improve Member Satisfaction 

For most companies, member satisfaction is a top priority. If your workout equipment is cracked and torn, it can give the wrong impression to your members.  By repairing equipment in poor condition, we can help you recreate that environment where your members feel safe, welcome, and satisfied.  

Our job is to heal even the tiniest cracks, so they don’t develop into anything more serious. Upkeep and repairs are especially important to ensure that all equipment lasts longer and performs correctly. Because our technicians are fully trained and equipped to handle exercise equipment repair on-site, you can rest assured that your machines and equipment will be back and fully operating in no time. 

 

Contact Us

If you’ve invested in a gym, regular repair and maintenance will help you and your customers get the most out of your equipment. Give Surface Repair Services a call today at (515) 276-5453 to meet all your fitness parts repair needs. 

The restaurant business has endured a great amount of change over the past year. Like many others, restaurant owners and staff demonstrated tremendous resiliency and developed creative solutions to serve customers through carryout, outdoor dining and other social distancing practices.

As restaurants welcome customers back, there are many new protocols to follow from cleaning and seating to service and atmosphere. Here are five tips on how to help increase traffic as things are opening up and getting back to the new normal.

Increase Social Media

Posting once or twice a week may not be enough to let people know your doors are open and you are ready to welcome customers. Think of ways to engage your audience. Post a picture of a new menu item, post appetizer or drink specials, and remember to invite customers to come dine with you.

Expand Happy Hour

The new work-at-home structure has allowed a lot more flexibility in today’s workforce workday. Many are able to start their day early and are ready for lunch by 11:00 a.m. or for an afternoon snack and drink by 4:00 p.m. Depending on your location, happy hour can include specials on appetizers and not just drinks and start as early as 11:00 a.m.

Promote New Menu Items

During the past year, many restaurants had to go to a reduced menu. Customers may have missed their old favorites so adding them back to the menu gives them another reason to visit your establishment. Don’t feel like you need to add them all back at the same time, add them back as you are ready and be sure to have your staff promote these favorites as they get added back to the list.

Keep a Clean and Maintained Facility

This one will remain a top priority as people often associate a well-kept and clean restaurant with the quality of food. If there are tears in seat cushions or cracks in bathroom counters or tabletops, customers have reason to believe the restaurant isn’t interested in safety and cleanliness and they may decide not to return. Keep a cleaning service and a repair service on retainer to manage your budget, and to ensure your customers have an excellent dining experience.

Deliver Service with a Smile

Thank customers for coming back. It’s no doubt this past year has been a challenge, and customers have felt a lot of the pain too. Many restaurants not only thank the customers for being there, but the staff also lets customers know, “We’ve missed you and we’re glad you’re back!”

Surface Repair Service can provide full-service repairs to a single restaurant project or for an entire chain of locations across Iowa. We pride ourselves on quality work to support Iowa’s businesses to offer clean, safe, and well-kept furniture and surfaces. Give us a call at (515) 276-5453 for a free quote and consultation.

Eventually, even your favorite piece of furniture will start to show its age. When this time comes you generally have 3 options: repair, replace or live with the imperfections. There are many factors that contribute to this decision and it can be very difficult to weigh the pros and cons. Here are some things to consider when deciding if it’s time to let beloved furniture go or to bring it back to life with reupholstery.

Damage & Age

If the damage is extensive it can be more costly to reupholster than to replace it altogether. It will be a more affordable upholstery project if some parts of the item are still structurally sound. The frame, springs and padding of a piece of furniture can really affect the end product depending on what shape they are in. Another major factor is the age of the furniture. A sturdy item that has lasted for years is a great candidate for an upholstery face-lift because you know it is well made and worth the investment.

Cost

Good reupholstering takes a skilled professional and a lot of time. If you are curious about getting a piece repaired, it is a good idea to do your research. Many variables go into the pricing of an upholstery repair job. Before getting an estimate, know roughly how much you would be spending on a replacement item. Having that to compare will help you determine how much you are comfortable with spending to fix something you already have.

Sentimental Value

Antique or unique furniture that you have fallen in love with is very difficult to find exact replacements for. Often these types of pieces have interesting shapes and styles that you do not come across in newer furniture. Reupholstering makes sense if your item fits your space perfectly or means something to you.

Reupholstery prices range widely, but it can be a great, eco-friendly and inexpensive way to keep some of your favorite furniture in the family.