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Why Carpet Inspection Needs To Be Done By A Professional

The carpet inspection process is something that should be left up to the pros. Only those properly certified have the necessary knowledge and training to carry out the best possible job. This on-site evaluation allows home and business owners to receive detailed information from an unbiased third party on any concerns and problems that may exist, as well as the reasoning, in many cases.

Those certified by the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning, and Restoration Certification, also known as the IICRC, are educated on the industry standards regarding a full range of textile flooring found in homes and businesses worldwide. These standards set forth the procedures and methods the technician must follow, including those related to the floor covering types and attributes, installation practices, and ongoing maintenance required post-installation. In addition, the specific knowledge they have gained via IICRC certification courses will prepare them to address everything from padding and fiber construction, to dyeing methods and warranties. With an ongoing growth in the amount of designs available, certified technicians must remain up-to-date on the latest types, procedures, and problems that they may come up against.

A thorough carpet inspection is done for a variety of reasons including insurance claims, installation problems, manufacturing irregularities, and health problems believed to be linked to the carpeting. Typically a certified professional is hired by the consumer, installer, distributer, or manufacturer in order to resolve complaints and disputes filed against them. Their job varies some depending upon who they are reporting for, yet in the end they are to provide an unbiased report of their test results and related discoveries during the evaluation. With many such disputes landing in court, their report must offer precise evidence as to their findings and what recourse may be required.

During the process itself the fibers will be analyzed and tested for things such as fading, discoloration, shedding, thickness reduction, deformities, bad odors, and bug infestations. Whether the problem exists in a small portion of the flooring or throughout the space, the technician will determine where the fault lies. While some of these conditions can occur over a reasonable amount of time, they definitely shouldn't be present on newly installed carpeting. Once a report has been compiled it is given to those requesting the carpet inspection for further action. This is frequently the manufacturer in response to a claim against them by the retailer and/or consumer. If a defect in the construction is found, the manufacturer will review the findings on the report and may even request a piece of the carpeting for their own testing before responding to the claim. If the problem is due to installation error, action may be taken against the installer if it is still within the warranty time period.  Depending on where the fault lies, the consumer may be reimbursed for any charges they incur during this process.

Working with a certified technician is essential as their overall skills and knowledge are immeasurable. They will ensure the proper procedures are followed and no detail is overlooked.




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