You are planning to install that beautiful new television you just bought and hope to be able to watch the big game or have a group of friends over for a movie night just as soon as you get it plugged in. Not so fast. The larger the television is, the higher the risks are for it toppling over or falling off the wall. This poses a very significant risk associated with anyone in the way when these heavy, large systems fall. Before you get settled in with popcorn, you need to ensure you’ve taken every step possible to install your TV properly to minimize risks associated with falls. You can do this in a number of ways.
Hire a Professional
It may not seem like a big deal, but the investment in professional TV installation services really can make all of the difference in your safety both in the short and long term. Even if you think you can do it yourself and create a safe situation, do you really want to put your $2000 or more TV at risk of falling and shattering into a million little pieces? To protect your investment, it is always wise to hire a professional to do all of the work for you. This also can give you some reduced risk in the process.
Ensure Equipment Is Based on Weight and Height
When choosing equipment to use to install your television, such as brackets, you will need to choose items that fit the specific dimensions of the TV. These systems work and can be very secure if you have selected based on the right weight and height. If it is not secure and not balanced, you will face risks of the TV falling. You also need to consider TV stands in the same way. If you will be sitting the TV on a stand, is that stand able to support the weight, height, and length easily? It not, look for another solution.
Ensuring Durability in Walls
Another important factor in reducing the risk of a loose TV installation is to look at your walls. The location where you hope to set it up really defines what steps you need to take in installing the TV. For example, if you hope to position it in one area, you need to ensure there are studs in the wall in that spot and, if not, that you move the TV to the proper location to ensure this type of durable anchoring. Drywall just is not strong enough, especially in older homes, for this level of weight. If it does not have a stud, consider a platform option instead or moving t.
In short, you need to ensure your TV is positioned properly for ample viewing, but you also need to make sure it is in place securely. Allowing a professional to help you with the process is one of the best decisions you can make especially if you don’t want to risk injury or the loss of your new TV.