While do-it-yourself home improvement projects are increasingly popular, installing carpet is a specialized skill. Here are a few ways to prepare for your new carpet's arrival.
Be sure to ask about additional fees or carpet installation costs for things like old flooring removal and disposal, and moving larger furniture pieces.
Aside from moving furniture, you can make sure things go smoothly on installation day by taking care of the following beforehand:
-Remove all breakable items, like vases, lamps, collectibles, and heirlooms.
-Detach and store wiring from TVs, VCR/DVD players, stereos, and computers.
-Clear desktops, tabletops, bookshelves, tops of dressers, and closet floors.
-Remove all sheets, blankets and bedspreads from beds.
-Before the installers arrive, vacuum the old carpet thoroughly to minimize the airborne dust and particles.
Your installers will arrive with the knowledge, tools, and supplies to lay your new carpet. They'll need access to electrical power outlets and an area to store their tools, so be prepared to help them set up.
After the old flooring has been pulled up, the subfloor will be inspected for any damages from insects, water, or other problems should be repaired prior to carpet installation (peer and beam construction).
In the months following installation, you may notice some shedding or sprouting. This is normal and won't affect the carpet's appearance or longevity in any way.
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