Professional television installation, is it really necessary? You may be thinking that of course, a professional installation company is going to answer “yes”, but, while this may be true, we’ve got some pretty good reasons behind that answer. No, not just “because it’s our job”…bear with us…
Professional Television Installation: Is a Professional Really Necessary?
So, you’ve got a television that needs installing, should you call a pro in to get the job done for you? Here are a few questions to ask yourself…
Q: Can I Manage the Weight or Size Of My TV?
A: One of the first things to consider when it comes to managing your own TV installation is whether or not you are able to comfortably and safely manage the weight and size of your television. Whether it’s because your TV is oversized or just heavy, your first priority should always be safety. This means being able to move, lift, and carry your TV or at least having help from a friend or family member.
If you can’t manage the size or weight of your television, consider calling in a professional to take care of your installation for you so that you won’t have to put your health and safety at risk.
Q: Do You Know What You’re Doing?
A: Do you know what you are doing? However you want to install your television, you need to know what you are doing. This can mean
- Knowing how to work with electricity for wiring and setup. For example, a job like behind-wall wiring.
- Knowing how to shop for and install a TV mount. For example, ensuring that your TV mount is properly sized and securely adhered to the wall and your TV.
- Knowing how to properly anchor your TV. For example, making sure that your TV mount is mounted on a stud rather than just drywall (which can cause your wall to collapse under the weight of your TV).
- Knowing how to place your mounted TV. For example, making sure that you get the best acoustics and the optimal picture from your TV once it is installed.
Q: Do You Have Insurance?
A: When installing anything in your home, there is always a chance that something can go wrong. For example, improperly securing your TV mount to the wall can cause your TV to come crashing down. This can bring your drywall down with it or it can cause injury or destruction when it falls. Even if you know what you are doing, accidents can happen, and it’s important that you have insurance coverage so that if an accident does happen, you can cover the cost of repairs and replacements. Now, bear in mind that we’re not just talking about homeowners insurance here, we’re talking about personal property insurance. And, even with personal property insurance, there is no guarantee that you are going to be able to make a claim if something goes wrong as you are installing your TV.
Having a professional installation expert complete your installation for you ensures that you have a licensed and insured installer take care of the job for you. So long as your hired professional is working with a professional business, they will be fully covered in the event that an accident does occur during installation. With that said, here at Gulf Coast Installations, we have a meticulous screening process for all of our installation professionals so that our installation success score is impeccable.
Q: Do You Have The Time?
A: Time is precious, particularly these days when so many people are struggling to balance work and family. If you aren’t sure what you are doing when it comes to TV installation, you will spend a great deal of time learning how to get the job done right and actually getting the job done. Not only this but if you are holding down a full-time job, you’re going to have to get all of this done around your busy work schedule.
Hiring a professional to get your installation done means having someone with expert knowledge take care of the job for you. In turn, this means saving SO MUCH TIME!
Are You Looking For a Professional Television Installation Service in Southwest Florida?
Are you looking for a professional television installation service in southwest Florida? Gulf Coast Installations is here for you! Just give us a call today at 239-682-1077 and let us know what we can install for you! Set up an appointment at a time that’s convenient for you and we’ll get one of our professionals out to you in no time at all!