Caring For A Cane

Caring for a Cane

Your walking cane is a great accessory to you mobile life. You will find that you get around easier with a walking cane than you perhaps did before. Caring for a cane is not difficult and these simple tips will keep your cane in good condition for a long time to come. Caring for a cane involves some basic tips that should be followed to ensure that your cane lasts for a longer time and provides a better grip and support without any downtime. Caring for a cane also involves handling the cane. If not used properly, the cane’s overall life cycle might be compromised.

  1. When leaning your cane on a wall or other stationary place make sure the rubber bottom in on the floor. This will help prevent the cane from tipping over and crashing to the floor, which can cause some damage.
  2. To polish wood canes simply use a furniture polish.
  3. Cover nicks and scraps with a felt tip pen. This works well on black or brown walking canes. Small nicks will disappear with this method.
  4. For metal canes use silver polish once a month or when necessary.
  5. Keep your cane close, if you’re getting in a car avoid putting the cane on the roof of the car. Often canes are forgotten and lost this way.
  6. Check your handle once a week or so to make sure it is not loose or cracked. This can lead to accidents if the damage isn’t repaired.
  7. If you loose or damage the rubber bottom of your cane it can easily be replaced. Either call the manufacturer or you may find a rubber piece at your local hardware store. Make sure the rubber fits tightly around the bottom to avoid loss and accidents.
  8. If your cane come with a strap that you’d like to remove these can safely be removed. The strap is simply a convent way to keep the cane close at hand when now using it. Never use strap when walking it can tangle your hand and cause an accident.

Your cane will be your constant companion and caring for it will help you avoid accidents and keep your cane looking great!  Due to the effort it takes you to size and find the best fitting materials for your personal use, caring for walking canes is important! Here are some tips to help you prolong the life of your walking canes, as well as avoid losing them or discovering them stolen.

Any metal that you have on your walking cane can be kept clean and shiny with silver polish. Use a rouge cloth for touch ups between cleanings.

When in public places such as the grocery store, use the strap on your walking cane to secure it to your wrist, rather than hanging it on your shopping cart or placing it on the counter. Otherwise it is very easy to lose or have your cane stolen in these distracted situations.

Do not put your walking cane on the roof of a car while opening the door. This is one of the most common ways that people lose their canes. If you do need to have it up off the ground, put the cane on the hood of the car by the windshield wipers, so you will see it before you drive off or shortly after!

Consistently examine the handle of your walking cane to check for cracks and looseness. Walking cane are constantly being dropped or banged against something or other, so it is wise to keep tabs on their condition. Send the cane in for repairs immediately as you find something, and as often as you need. The cane is to help support you while you walk, and for it to break while you are leaning on it would be disastrous.

If you prop you walking cane up against a wall or door, place it on its head (handle) and let the rubber tip touch the wall. This will grip the cane and keep it from slipping to the floor.

Cleaning your cane can be done easily with soap and water. Other cleaning products could leave a slippery film or possibly damage your cane. Never clean lucite canes with Windex or other window cleaners. They will dull your lucite cane! If you have a wooden walking cane, then a simple furniture lemon oil can do the trick.

You can easily cover any nicks or scratches in your wooden cane by touching up the spot with a waterproof black or dark brown felt tip pen, then rubbing it with a soft cloth or tissue.

Because this is a necessary tool that you will have by your side all day long, caring for your walking cane is important! It is like preserving the health and life of a best friend! Just in case you have to send you walking cane in for repairs or adjustments, it is a good idea to have an extra one or two for backup. But here are some great tips on caring for your walking cane, to prevent damaging and other problems.

Clean any type of metal that is on your walking cane with silver polish. A rouge cloth can be used for touch ups in between cleanings. And this way, you will keep your walking cane shiny and clean!

While you are opening your car door and climbing in, it is hard to hang onto your cane as well. But never give into the temptation to put your walking cane on the roof of the car for a minute. This is one of the most common ways that walking canes are misplaced and lost. If you must put your walking cane somewhere other than against your door, place it on the hood of your car, right on top of the windshield wipers. That way you will notice them when you start to drive off.

Always keep the cane strap around your wrist in public places like the grocery store, when you need more mobility and aren’t using the cane as support. If you put the walking cane on the counter or hanging on your shopping cart, it is quite easy to forget about it and leave it.

The best way to lean your walking cane against a door or wall is to place it upside down. The head or handle should be on the floor, and the rubber tip should be the part that touches the wall. It grips the cane against the wall, which keeps it from slipping to the floor.

Constantly look over your walking cane handle to check for cracks and looseness. Walking cane are often dropped or bumped against things, so it is wise to keep tabs on their condition. Send the cane in for repairs as soon as you notice something, and as often as you need to. The cane is to help support you while you walk, and for it to break while you are leaning on it would be disastrous.

Cleaning your cane can be done easily with soap and water. Other cleaning products could leave a slippery film or possibly damage your cane. Never clean lucite canes with Windex or other window cleaners. They will dull your lucite cane! If you have a wooden walking cane, then a simple furniture lemon oil can do the trick.You can easily camoflauge any nicks or scratches in your wooden cane by touching up the spot with a waterproof black or dark brown felt tip pen, then rubbing it with a soft cloth or tissue.At Walking Canes, you get the complete range of cane care solutions. This includes cane tips and other cane accessories. You also get to buy essentials like a Cane Stand if you have more than just one cane. Basic caring also includes straps, which are subject to constant use and damage induced by friction and sweat.

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