The last thing medical professionals need is a problem with their office chair or stool. The work of a doctor or nurse is taxing enough. Well-functioning, comfortable medical chairs and stools go a long way in a busy office to improve work flow and efficiency. Here are some common questions practitioners have regarding their chairs and stools.
Q: Why do the wheels on my chair not roll smoothly?
A: Often, sticky wheels are caused by build up on the casters and wheels of rolling chairs. As the wheels roll around the office all day, debris and dirt can accumulate and create an impediment to well-functioning wheels. Simply clean out the wheels and casters to solve the problem.
Q: How often does my office chair need cleaning?
A: To some degree, the answer to this question depends upon the type of medical work you do. If you work in a veterinary clinic, for example, and see animals in your exam room on a daily basis, then your chair may need more frequent cleaning. Generally speaking, a simple wipe down every few months should keep your chairs and stools in great shape.
Q: Why does my chair squeak?
A: Rolling stools and chairs often squeak when two or more moving parts rub against each other. One of the best and easiest solutions is to lubricate the moving parts in your chair with lubricating oil, such as a spray.
Q: Why does my chair lean back far and fast?
A: No one likes the feeling of falling out of a chair. A loose tension setting of the back support is probably to blame. You can fix this by finding the knob under the chair that adjusts this setting, and turning it until you find the tension that feels comfortable to you.
Q: Why won’t my seat hold its height adjustment? It keeps sinking and rising on its own.
On the top of the cylinder there is a little green button that when pressed releases the cylinder so it can be adjusted up and down. There is a bolt in the underside of the seat in the adjustment mechanism that is keeping the button pressed so it isn’t locking into place. To remedy this please follow the steps below.
- Carefully remove the cylinder from the underside of the seat. When assembled, the cylinder is pressure fitted into the adjustment control so it may take some “elbow grease” to remove it from the top. (To do this, flip the stool upside down and hold the stool off the ground by the cylinder. With a rubber mallet (or a hammer but be sure to protect the metal of the adjustment control) carefully tap around on the underside of the seat. It may take a little time but the top will fall away from the cylinder.)
- Inside the center hole of the adjustment mechanism where the cylinder had been there is a 10mm bolt. With a 10mm socket, turn the bolt CLOCKWISE (half a turn at first) to drive the bolt further into the underside of the seat. This bolt should be out far enough to press the green button when you use the lever to adjust the height, but not so far out that it continually pushes in the green button without using the adjustment lever.
- Put the cylinder back into the underside of the seat. Test and repeat if necessary.
We hope you have found the answers to common questions and problems you have with your medical office chairs and stools. If you have more questions or want to learn more about the wide selection of quality office supplies we carry, please contact us, Source Medical Equipment, today.