A flooring inspector can protect your investment. Wood flooring, carpet, luxury vinyl is among the largest investments that a home or property owner makes. At times floor covering, does not perform to the expectations of the end user. A good flooring inspector can help protect that investment.
How the Flooring Inspector Protects Your Investment
Few people realize that there are flooring inspector companies such as the Weinheimer Group. Companies that specialize in inspecting floor coverings such as carpet, hardwood, bamboo, laminate, linoleum, vinyl and specialty floors to determine if a product and installation is-or-is-not performing as it should and if not why?
Generally, the flooring inspector process includes the visual examination of the floor covering along with specialized onsite testing. Depending upon the type of floor and the concern the inspection may also include the inspection of the sub floor and other structural components and crawl space or testing of a concrete slab.
When a floor covering or installation is not performing properly you need to know why. A knowledgeable flooring inspector such as Terry Weinheimer and Kevin Weinheimer, will be able to determine why. Is the failure manufacturing, site related, installation related or other cause? By pinpointing the cause the property owner will know if their expectations are perhaps too great for the type of product and use. Perhaps the failure is due to something they have done, a manufacturing concern, installation or dealer failure.
Preparing for an Inspection
In preparing for an inspection it is wise to gather information in advance that pertains to the floor covering in question. This includes product and installation invoices, cleaning records and receipts, warranty information. Whenever possible, make a piece of left over product available to the inspector for observation and/or testing. While some of this may not be available, the more you have will often save research time for the inspector and money for you.
- When you have, your flooring inspected point out your concerns to the inspector.
- Allow the inspector to take their time in inspecting the floor covering.
- Avoid asking too many questions regarding the floor while in the process of the examination. Inspection results are usually unknown until after all gathered information has been reviewed.
Do not argue with the flooring inspector about comments or remarks you overhear, or the apparent results of the inspection. The inspector identifies problem cause. Some problems may need your immediate attention, preventing concerns that would otherwise occur in the future.
- Other areas of the home should be made accessible. Especially with wood and other hard surface product the inspector may need to access joining rooms, the basement or crawl space.
- The flooring inspector process is primarily to focus on consumer protection and the investment of the client and the homes floor.
When you have your flooring or floor covering inspected by a certified inspector, the inspection report is only provided to the commissioning party. If you are ordering and paying for the inspection, you are considered the commissioning party. The final report will be emailed to you in PDF format enabling you to share it as you wish. If you wish us to discuss the inspection with others, you will need to give your written authorization.