Once you've bought and installed your riser recliner chair, it's likely that this will be the main chair that you will be sitting in throughout the day.
As such, it could be subject to a fair amount of wear and tear. However, with a few helpful tips, you should be able to keep it in good condition for as long as possible.
It's also a good idea to place a light throw over the arms and across the top of the back of the chair where your head will rest, so that this can be washed every now and again.
Having said this, it’s best to avoid covering the whole chair with one large throw as this could get caught up when the chair is moving.
Also bear in mind that upholstered chairs placed near windows will eventually start to fade, particularly if they get a lot of direct sunlight.
If the chair is in a room where lots of cooking occurs, or the person who sits in the chair is a smoker, you may find that it absorbs surrounding smells.
There are sprays that claim to remove built-in odours, but for a more traditional method sprinkle some bicarbonate of soda onto the fabric. Let it sit for around 20 minutes and then vacuum it up.
Some riser recliner chairs come with removable seat or armrest cushion covers, which make them much easier to wash. Some also come with a cleaning product package, which provides you with all the specialist products you'll need to clean your chair.
For really tough stains or badly ripped fabric, we’d recommend you use a professional furniture cleaning service or upholsterer.
Some riser recliner chairs have back-up batteries, so that if there's a power cut, you have the reassurance that back-up power will assist and you won’t be left stranded in a reclined position, unable to get up.
Once used, these back-up batteries need to be replaced. They tend to be about the size of a matchbox and can simply be inserted into a box that connects between the main cable and the chair.
Some models also have rechargeable batteries, so you don’t have to worry about replacing them after a power cut. They tend to have a battery charge indicator which will show you how much charge is left.