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A guide to furniture repair costs

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It is essential to make large purchases with an idea of the phantom costs in mind. These are expenses that aren’t part of your daily life, but come with upholding and maintaining a product, piece of property, vehicle, etc. Think about the costs associated with owning a home outside of the mortgage and utilities—what happens when the water heater breaks, or a pipe freezes?

These phantom costs can apply to items beyond our most significant investments, and also apply to infrequent buys that have a high price tag, like couches, tables, and other pieces of furniture. When it comes to our furniture in particular, these items are exposed to high levels of activity in our daily lives, so you are bound to have pieces that break or get damaged along the way. When you choose not to opt for warranty coverage, you are suddenly responsible for the high repair costs.

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Common types of furniture damage and their costs

Life happens, and our pets, kids, guests, and roommates may spill a drink or drop a heavy item on our beloved furniture pieces. There are some primary types of furniture damage, and each one implies a different set of furniture repair with its own set of prices.

  • Fabric stains. Textile damage of this type that can’t be removed with a paper towel or basic cleaning product, which means upholstery cleaning (or replacement) is necessary. This type of cleaning service can average between $120 - $230.
  • Warping and bending. This can be a result of buying cheap furniture with a weak infrastructure, or overstuffing your shelves so they are too heavy to be supported by the material. Either way, bending, warping, or worse yet, snapping in half, means bringing your item to a furniture repair shop. The average cost to refurnish furniture (which can vary widely) is about $500, depending on if the damage is localized to one area, requires expensive material replacements, high labor time, or reworking to other key components of the structure.
  • Water damage. Similar to the above, furniture that has swelling, cracking, or bending as a result of water damage will need to be brought to a furniture repair shop for a unique assessment.

Depending on the specific item, a standard furniture repair shop will be the right place to take your items. But, if you have an older item, you may need to find a place that specializes in antique furniture repair, which typically increases the costs significantly.

How you can avoid these costs moving forward

The key to saving on these costs is to invest in a furniture care protection plan. By purchasing an extended warranty, you can pay a smaller sum over time to avoid these sudden limitless costs and guarantee a sense of security and safety with your purchases.

Subscribe to Mulberry Unlimited to get comprehensive product protection coverage for all your items under the same plan, and never worry about furniture repair or replacement again.

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Justin Smith

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Justin Smith has written about everything from stock market investing to electric vehicles, most recently for SuperMoney, Mulberry and EverLaw. Apart from optimizing the latest blog content and hunting for the perfect keywords, he also enjoys going on long runs.

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