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Why Would I Need a Carpet Inspection?

When a client homeowner or business owner wants to make sure that the flooring they buy is on the level, they need a carpet inspection. These checks are usually used to detect any manufacturing defects in the fabric and are important consumer advocate tools. These experts are unbiased third parties and hold significant power in the advocacy process.

Occasionally, a home’s flooring doesn’t hold up as well as it should. When this happens, there is little a consumer can do other than an appeal to an agency that can fairly root any problems out. Asking the manufacturer to resolve any issues may take a long time, and may not be as thorough as needed. During a carpet inspection, though, the process is very detail-oriented, and an agency will use forensics to check everything.


What Causes The Need For Carpet Inspections?

Surface texture can erode over time, and it’s natural for everyday foot traffic to mar the surface enough to cause a cosmetic disturbance. When a fabric’s pile thickness is reduced, and it doesn’t give as much as it should, this is known as crushing. When the strands in the flooring start fraying and intertwine or ball up and get loose, this is either matting or shedding.

These are all problems that happen naturally as the fabric ages, so it’s not necessarily an area of concern when they start becoming apparent. If they are happening when the flooring is still new, or if it’s happening to an annoying degree, it may be time for a carpet inspection. These are the things that an agency will test for.


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Who Does The Carpet Inspector Answer To?

Fortunately for the consumer, the third party agencies that provide this service are both impartial and influential should the case make its way up the ladder. Once a carpet inspection is complete, the professional will report his or her findings. These are usually presented in a data-centric format, so there is no question about the methodology. If a manufacturing or installation mess up is found, a client can take the next step and seek restitution from the responsible party. In this case, the agency’s word is final, and will also be the critical arrow in the client’s quiver should a court of law have to intervene.

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