Over the years, my sofa has started to sag in the middle which causes
both people sitting on it to lean one against the other. I suspect the
springs are fadding on it. Short of replacing the whole sofa, does any
one know of a fix for this problem?
I though of replacing the springs but I did not find any vendors on the
internet. Any help with htis would be appreciated.
I live in Ottawa, Canada
turn the sofa upside down remove the fabric on the bottom and look if
anything is loose or broken.
You cannot replace springs without redoing the whole sofa. However many
times the problem is with the bottom.
There's also a sort of sofa-sized board meant for inserting on top of sagging
springs which will make your sofa firm, if not as resiliant and bouncy as of
yore. I see it advertised in a lot of home furnishing catalogs (must get busy
again telephoning unwanted catalogs.)
Turn the sofa over, peel back the gauze cover if it's still there. Depending
on the spring type, and it's probably the repeating s type spring, lots of
times they come unconnected from their fastening brackets, so that only one
end is connected. Over time if one becomes disconnected usually those beside
it do too. If they are connected and sagging, try turning the spring over so
the sagging part faces up instead of down. While you have it open check the
wooden frame for broken pieces.
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