By Erica Gross. Furniture. Published at Tuesday, September 11th, 2018 - 02:24:23 AM.
It may be a more expensive proposition, but it also provides the best protection for your furniture over time. Covers that are undersized will not give adequate protection to your furniture, and covers that are too big will tend to be blown away (or cause your furniture to get blown away). Another unwelcome development from loose covers is the creation of pools of water that can cause moisture as well as become breeding grounds for mosquitoes (yuck) and other insects. During winter, these pools of water can turn into ice and cause damage to the cover and the furniture as well.
Naturally, next on your to-do-list is to inspect your furnishings for debris, and remove it accordingly. Lawn, garden, and patio furniture should be cleaned only according to manufacturer‘s specifications; but generally, most outdoor furniture can be cleaned with a mixture of water and mild detergent. Here‘s another hint: patio umbrellas must be washed or cleaned in the "open" position to allow cleaning of all their parts. Make sure that all outdoor furniture is allowed to dry before covering it. Otherwise, you could be inviting unwelcome mold to take up residence.
Here‘s another hint: you can usually tell from the available sizes if a particular brand of patio furniture cover is higher or lower quality. Those brands whose covers undergo exhaustive research and development are usually the ones that have a full array of shapes and sizes to fit a huge variety of furniture. When you find covers that are not exactly applicable to the dimensions of your furniture, it does not necessarily mean that the next lower or higher size in that brand will fit. The ideal solution is to find a "custom fit" patio furniture cover. There are many companies and websites who specialize in doing this.
The next item on your to-do list has to do with inspection of the covers for any factory defects, rips, tears or anything that can lead to the deterioration of the cover or the furniture itself. Should you find any defect, make sure to bring them back to the dealer and have them replaced as they should be covered by a warranty. This step will probably be the most time consuming one but will be the most rewarding one. As it is said, an ounce of prevention is better than a pound of cure! Carefully read the instructions and manuals to make sure you understand the installation procedure clearly.
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