Furniture Inspection Services
Table of Contents
- Why are Furniture Quality Control Inspections Important.
- So why is mold appearing on sofas, beds, or other furniture?
- So, how can inspections prevent wood furniture from warping?
- Can an inspection stop paint from peeling off furniture?
- How can an inspection prevent beds from bending?
- What types of furniture inspections can be done by third Party Inspection Companies?
- Over to you…
Why Furniture Quality Control Inspections are Important
Importers of furniture need to know that the furniture which they are buying meets their requirements. Having a furniture inspector visit a factory to check for defects will make this happen.
Furniture needs to be not touching the shipping container floor during summer weather as moisture can soak into boxes and destroy the furniture.
A Furniture Loading Inspection will check that there is plastic on the floor of the container.
So, why is mold appearing on sofas, beds, or other furniture?
Mold appears on sofas because the wood which the fabric is on is wet or damp. The factory did not properly dry out the wood before putting on the sofa fabric,
Unfortunately, mold will keep appearing as the damp in the wood can take a long time to leave the wood.
A Finished Goods Inspection at the factory before any furniture is shipped out will stop this. The inspector can test the moisture content of the wood to make sure that it is below the maximum level.
So, how can inspections prevent wood furniture from warping?
Wood wraps because it has not been dried properly. When the wood starts to dry, it will shrink, and the wood will begin to lose its shape and bend.
It can happen with painted and treated wood if the paint or varnish has been applied to damp wood.
Wooden doors can also be affected.
An Early Production Inspection is the best inspection to check the moisture content of any wood or timber used.
So, can an inspection stop paint from peeling off furniture?
Yes, an inspection can prevent peeling paint on furniture.
The main reasons why paint will peel from furniture is
- The wood, plastic, or metal which the paint is being put onto is not clean or dry.
- The paint has not been given enough time to dry.
- The temperature which the paint has been put on is not suitable.
When an inspector conducts a During Production Inspection, he will check the painting process to make sure it is done correctly.
How can an inspection prevent bed frames from bending?
Many importers of beds, especially metal beds, may see the frames bending or cracking. It is because the metal thickness of the frame is too thin.
The minimum recommended level should be 1.2mm thickness. Many factories will reduce the thickness to 0.8mm, which is almost the same thickness as a metal staple.
A furniture inspector will measure the thickness of the metal used in the frame. It will inform you if the metal is too thin and not suitable for a bed frame.
What types of furniture inspections can be done by third Party Inspection Companies?
The types of services which are offered include:
- Raw Materials Inspection (Early Production)
- During Production Inspection ( Timelines and Factory Communications)
- Finished Goods Inspection ( Check quality of furniture for defects)
- Loading Inspect (Check quantities loaded onto a truck or shipping container)
- Factory Audit (Check Supplier is real and can make furniture)
To get more detailed information on each of these inspections, visit our Furniture Inspection page.
So, Over to you…
If you have any issues with the furniture you are sourcing from suppliers or want to find out about how to order a furniture inspection, please contact me or visit Goodada’s Furniture Quality Control page.
Therefore, for more information contact:
Contact Person: Aidan Conaty
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Phone:(Europe/ Rest of the World) +353 1 885 3919 ; (UK) +44.020.3287.2990 ; (North America) +1.518.290.6604