How to Prepare for Your Professional Carpet Installation
If you are going to be having carpet installed in your home soon, then you are probably looking forward to the installation. After all, new flooring can instantly make your home look great. The right carpet can make your home a lot more comfortable and can increase your home’s value, too. Of course, making sure that your carpet is installed properly is important. Even though your professional installation team will take care of most of the work for you, you will probably want to be prepared for the installation. Here’s how you can get ready.
Move Your Furniture Out of the Way
In many cases, carpet installation crews will help with moving some furniture out of the way. If you can move your furniture out of the rooms that will be carpeted first, then your carpet installation crew will be able to get to work more quickly. You may also want to move fragile items — such as nice lamps or statues — out of the way to make sure that they are not accidentally damaged during the installation process.
Make Access Easy for the Installation Team
It’s important to make sure that your installation team has room to park their truck or van outside of your home. Make room so that they can bring in rolls of carpet and padding, tools and more through your doors without any problems. Additionally, be aware that the installation team will probably need to have access to your electrical outlets for their power tools, so make sure that this is not a problem as well. By making sure that your installation team is accommodated, you can help make sure that they can work quickly and easily without delays. This means that your carpet can be installed as quickly as possible.
Check the Carpet When It’s Delivered
Of course, you do not want to find out too late that your installation crew has brought and installed the wrong carpet and padding. Therefore, you will definitely want to take a look at the carpet that is brought in. Then, if someone made a mistake along the way and brought the wrong carpet, you can catch the problem and have it corrected before the installation process starts.
Be Prepared to Hire a Carpenter
In some cases, you might have to work with a carpenter after you have your carpet installed. If you have a really nice, plush carpet installed in your home, for example, you might find that your interior doors will need to be cut so that they can swing freely on top of the carpet. You may need to install new molding or trim in your home after your carpet installation for a nice, cohesive look, too. Since many carpet installers don’t handle these things, you should be prepared to potentially hire a carpenter after the installation is finished.
If you are well-prepared for your carpet installation, you can increase the chances of your installation going quickly and smoothly. If you have any other questions about how to prepare for your carpet installation or if you would like to learn a little more about what to expect, don’t hesitate to contact your carpet installation crew beforehand.
An experienced carpet cleaning & repair specialist will respond as quickly as possible.