A good office chair will serve you well for several years. But ultimately any piece of furniture will develop a fault and get you finally thinking of buying a replacement. And unlike the fridge, washing machine or television set, you cannot call up a handyman from the yellow pages to fix your chair.
Yet most of the common faults that your trusted office chair may develop can be fixed, saving you the cost of replacement for the time being.
Here’s a list of the 7 most common faults that can befall your office chair:
- The gas lift fails
- The recline mechanism fails
- An armrest brakes
- A castor breaks or falls out
- The backrest collapses
- The foam padding in the seat wears out
- The upholstery wears out
This is not a particularly nasty list. But when one of these things happens, most people will think that it is time to change their chair. The good news, however, is that many of these problems can be easily solved.