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There are a number of misconceptions when it comes to defining preventive maintenance services. Many companies will claim to take your furnishings to their work shop to “fix them up”, but how long will that take? When will your furnishings be returned? Or better yet, how much time and money did you lose in the process of not having all your equipment available any given day.

Below is a list of the simplest of definitions for explaining exactly how PROTEK’s slogan of “On-Site, Over-Night”, answers the key questions differentiating Refurbishing from other services.


  • Refurbish (Onsite): According to, refurbish is defined as: “to make clean, bright, or fresh again”. As used herein, refurbishing goes beyond simple touch-up. Refurbishing wood includes deep cleaning, removing scratches, nicks, gouges, discoloration, and preservation with specialized oils. Conditioning leather maintains its suppleness to prevent drying and cracking. And upholstered fabrics require deep cleaning and sanitizing. The end result takes your old and makes it like new, or takes your new and keeps it new.
  • Refinish (Offsite): To remove all coatings from the surface and then put on a new coating. Refinishing typically includes removing the surface, as well as any coating, and making color corrections and/or color additions.
  • Repair (Offsite): To take something that is damaged, broken, or not working correctly, and return it back to good working condition. Additionally, repair typically includes color correction.
  • Reupholster (Offsite): Reupholster with new materials, either upholstered fabrics or leathers. Reupholstering may include new foam and extensive work on the frames.


As you can see, REFURBISHING saves time and money which has a positive impact on the bottom line. But that is a discussion for our next blog.

To schedule, your FREE, NO OBLIGATION survey of your furnishings, please call (781) 963-8813 or email

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