August 2009

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Finding a Good Carpet Installer

Carpet InstallerRedecorating your house can be a tedious event. To organize everything that needs to be done is hard enough and to hire everyone that you need to is even more difficult. One of the hardest things to do is to find a good carpet installer. Carpet makes such a huge difference to the look of your house so you want to make sure that it is installed correctly. It can also be one of the most expensive things that you can have done to your house. You don’t want to hire someone that is not qualified and then have them ruin your very expensive carpet. It is just not worth it. To find a great carpet installer, consider the following advice before you hire someone.

So when you finally decide on the carpet installer that you are going to hire as your contractor you then need to make sure that the job is completed properly. If you notice any problems let them know. Most of the time they are more than willing to work with you to make it right. Allow them room to work once they are there at your home- you may choose to leave while they are installing the carpet. If your susceptible to allergies you may want to leave, as you could get sick from the old carpet if you have allergies. Old carpet is not always good to be around.

Remember, some carpet installers are not worth hiring. Ask friends and family for a good recommendation. This is the best way to find a great installer. It is always good to get a carpet installer that is recommended. Less headaches and better workmanship is often the result.

Written by admin on August 14th, 2009 with 3 comments.
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What Will Your New Carpet Installation Cost?

Carpet Installation CostWhen you purchase a new carpet, it’s beneficial to know you aren’t required to use the installation services that may be offered. In fact, you have several options when it comes to choosing a carpet installation service. Either way, whether it’s a company or private contractor, the service you choose will affect your carpet installation cost.

It’s crucial to do a background check on any company prior to hiring them to install your carpet. You can start by asking the installation company for some references and then contacting them for their advice. Hearing directly from previous customers will give you the best idea of what you’ll get for your money.

You can find out more about a company’s credibility by contacting the Better Business Bureau, commonly referred to as the BBB. Satisfied clients will often report their experiences as do those who feel they’ve dealt with an unethical, illegal, or unprofessional business. This is another common method to doing background checks.

It is extremely important to choose a carpet installation company that has insurance (ask for proof). If any accidents happen or if damage is done to your property, some kind of insurance coverage will be needed, and you certainly don’t want your homeowner’s insurance premiums to rise when you can just hire a carpet installation company with their own insurance.

You have a right to examine different carpet installation companies and request estimates until you find one with which you are most satisfied. When you have a carpet installer visit your home to provide you with the carpet installation cost, you are in no way obligated to hire them.

The easiest way to avoid confusion is to have the contract for the carpet installation prices put in writing. Aside from the contract including a detailed description of everything included, you should also confirm that the price listed is the exact total cost for the installation as well as have it include a clause stating the contractor cannot make changes or additions to the carpet installation price without your written consent.

Just as the hired company or contractor ought to have your permission before adding any extra expenditure to the contract, you have a similar obligation of refraining from requesting a price reduction or free service once the work has begun. Basically, everybody benefits from complete clarification of the contract details prior to starting the job.

On average, carpet installation prices to install the carpeting alone is about three to four dollars per square foot. If you have to have any old carpeting removed or need to install a carpet pad, expect to pay about an extra fifty cents per square foot for each service.

It isn’t recommended that you attempt to lower your carpet installation prices by measuring the carpet area yourself. An experienced carpet installation contractor is not as likely to make a mistake and will also be able to more accurately determine how much carpeting is needed for oddly shaped areas. Nonetheless, it’s very beneficial to become reasonably educated about carpet installation when it comes to choosing a reputable and reasonably priced carpet installation service.

Written by admin on August 6th, 2009 with 1 comment.
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