How to help your clients prepare for their carpet installation
Now that your clients have sifted through an extensive list of carpeting options, soon comes the task of carpet installation and ensuring that they have everything in order to help the job go off without a hitch. Whether you'll be carpeting a series of bedrooms or a large living room, preparing for carpet installation can be a process that will require your clients to move a majority of their belongings around so you can get the job done right. As you set a date for the job and begin advising your customers, keep the following tips in mind to make sure the space is ready to go.
Clean the room from top to bottom
Because the space underneath your clients' carpeting will be covered up in the near future, this is the perfect time to clean and revitalize the flooring underneath so it will still look brilliant years after the carpet is removed, suggests EyeDealInteriors.com. Clean the floors from top to bottom to remove any dust and debris that may be present, and urge them to take care of any paint and patching work that needs to be done on the surrounding walls. If your clients have hardwood floors underneath their carpets, this could be a great time to have them refinished, whether the room will have wall-to-wall carpeting or some exposed areas.
In a living room where a whole home entertainment center, surround sound system and other electronic components could be present, there will certainly be plenty of wiring to take care of before the job gets underway. Encourage your clients to move all of these items out of the room and tape down any loose wires that may be protruding from the walls. Additionally, tell your clients to pay attention to motion sensors and any other devices that could become an obstruction during carpet installation.
If your clients' current moulding doesn't exactly match the look and hue of their new carpet, this is the ideal opportunity to replace it or give it a fresh coat of paint, suggests TLC. Because the moulding will most likely be removed during the carpet installation, this will give your clients plenty of time to shop around for new decorative options or take the moulding outdoors where it can be prepped, painted and ready to be reinstalled in the living room.