CARPET INSTALLATION CHECKLIST
"What can I expect during my carpet Installation? Do I need
to do anything to prepare for my carpet installation?"
Yes, you have some responsibilities...
Call your carpet installer to schedule the installation and agree on the price. Do not pay the installer in advance
of the installation being completed.
Confirm your installation
date a day or two before hand.
BEFORE THE CARPET INSTALLATION
If the installer has agreed to move your furniture you still have some
responsibilities to fulfill PRIOR to the installation date.
- You need to remove all knick knacks, personal items, valuables. Remove
all items from your closet floor and everything from the waist down (dresses, long coats etc).
- All electronics must be disconnected and removed PRIOR to the arrival.
- Turn off your Sprinkler system for the day of installation.
DAY OF INSTALLATION
- The installer needs a large flat dry area (thats why you need to turn off your sprinklers) to unroll and cut the
carpet (typically the street or your driveway).
- Make sure someone is authorized to go over the
areas to be installed and to verify that the correct carpet is delivered. Once the carpet is cut, it's yours.
- The installers need a central area to put their tools (usually the entry, kitchen, bathroom, porch or garage).
- If you do not want the installers to use your restrooms, put a sign on each restroom door. If you have a designated
restroom, please let the installer know and make sure it has the necessities (toilet paper, paper towels).
- You need to provide working electricity. The installers will need it to plug in their electric seaming irons.
- The installers will usually cut up existing carpet (to make easier to remove) and place into your dumpster (if you
have one). If you want your installer to haul away the old, they will usually provide this service for an extra charge.
- Installers will usually haul away all the left over scraps of new carpet and padding. If you want to have any leftovers
and they are part of what you paid for, just ask the installer. It is a good idea to have any leftover for unexpected future
Do Carpet Installers Vacuum after carpet installation?
Vacuuming after installation is usually the customers responsibility, however most installers will provide vacuum
services for an additional charge. DO NOT VACUUM BEFORE ALL SEAMS HAVE BEEN TRIMMED. Otherwise your vacuum may pull threads
and yarns and that may damage your carpet.