Before carpet installation
It is necessary to do a little prep work before the installation crew comes into your home. In order for the installers to work efficiently, make sure the current furniture is removed from the area that will be carpeted. Doing this removal the day before, if possible, is often a good idea. You will have plenty of time to complete the task and you will also be able to find a spot for everything you need to move. Make sure you allow space for the installers to walk and bring in the carpet, along with space to put down their tools. If there are any other remodeling projects in the same room, such as painting, you will want to make sure that work is complete before having the carpet installed.
Secure your personal items and valuables. Installers are always careful, but accidents can happen. Remove anything that can be knocked over or broken. Unhook all electronics like TV’s, game systems, computers, and sound systems. Cords and wires can get in the way of the installation crew and could result in damage to your electronics.
For the benefit of everyone in your house, make sure to vacuum your old carpet thoroughly before the installers get there. Vacuuming will greatly reduce the amount of dirt, dust, allergens and other airborne particles that will be flying around your home when the old carpet is being removed.
During carpet installation
It is important to remember that carpet installation is a big project and there will be some noise and strong odors during this process. It might be a good idea for any people or pets that are especially sensitive to noise or strong odors to be as far away from the installation area as possible. Make sure small children and pets are being supervised and in an area away from the installation to avoid injuries. You may even want to take the kids or pets to a sitter’s house to make things easier for you.
If you are having carpet installed in a new construction or unoccupied house, you will want to make sure there is electricity available. The installers will need electricity for lights and equipment that may be necessary to complete the installation.
After carpet installation
Your new carpet will have a strong odor at first, but that will subside, usually in 72 hours or less. It is necessary to ensure there is sufficient ventilation in the area. Running fans and opening windows or doors will be helpful.
It is normal for brand new carpet to shed. Frequent vacuuming will help this process and will be necessary for a short time after installation.
It is important for safety and security purposes that the doors in your home close properly. It may be necessary for some doors in your home to be trimmed to accommodate the thickness of your new carpet. If this is necessary, you should have it done as soon as possible.
These carpet installation tips will help make sure you can enjoy the new look of your home with as little disruption to your daily routine as possible. Gowdy Flooring has professional installers that take pride in their work, call us today at (806) 353-6226. You can also connect with us via e-mail if you have any questions about our products and services. We welcome your visit to our showroom located at 5205 S. Coulter St. in Amarillo, Texas.