Giving Your Barbershop A Makeover? How To Extend The Life Of Your New Barber Chairs

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If you're ready to give your barbershop a facelift, it's time to invest in new barber chairs. New chairs can give your barbershop the fresh new look it needs. Not only that, new chairs will ensure comfort for your clients. If you're going to invest in new barber chairs, you want to take good care of them. Proper maintenance can help to extend the life of your new chairs. It can also help to keep your barber chairs clean and sanitary. Here are four tips that will help you care for your new barber chairs. 

Clean Chair After Each Use

When it comes to protecting your barber chairs, the most important thing you can do is clean it after each use. Cleaning after each use will help to extend the life of your barber chair. It will also ensure a sanitary environment for you and your clients. Begin by removing all the hair from the chair. You can do this with your blow dryer. Using a blow dryer will remove all the hair, including the hair that's stuck in the creases. Next, wipe down your chair with a damp cloth. Finally, clean the exposed area of your barber chair with a disinfectant. This will help to reduce the spread of germs. 

Remove Hair From Base of Chair

If you sweep the area around your station after each customer leaves the area, you may think you're doing enough. But, if you're missing the hair around the base, you may be setting yourself up for chair problems. You might not realize this, but hair can get stuck in the pump seals. If that happens, your chair won't move as smoothly as it should. In fact, if too much hair builds up in the pump seals, your chair might not move at all. To avoid that risk, always remove hair from around the base of the chair after each use. 

Keep Chair in Proper Balance

Now that you're investing in new barber chairs, make sure they maintain their balance. Improper balance can cause problems for your chairs and for your clients. One of the best ways to ensure a proper balance is to lower the chair before your clients sit down. If the chairs are elevated, clients may use the footrest as a step. If that happens too often, your barber chairs may fall out of balance. 

Maintain Hydraulic Fluid Levels

Finally, if you want to extend the life of your new barber chairs, don't forget to replace the hydraulic fluid. Barber chairs use a hydraulic system to move up and down. If they're running low on hydraulic fluid, they're not going to move the way they should. A good rule of thumb is to check fluid levels at least once a month. Refill the fluid reservoir as soon as the levels are low.