42″ LED TV installation might sound like a breeze, especially when compared to installing a 65″ television! The truth is though, that installing a large screen TV – whether it’s 42″ or 65″ – isn’t an easy feat.
Why You Should Call a Professional For Your 42″ LED TV Installation
1. Hooking Up Cables Isn’t Always Easy
It might sound easy enough to hook up cables to your TV and get everything working like it should, but it isn’t…just check out this article over at The Verge if you don’t believe us! It’s easier than you might think to hook up the wrong cable to the wrong port and the consequences can be disastrous. That’s why, if you are even the slightest bit unsure about setting up your new TV, you should call a professional installation company. Our technicians here at Suncoast Installs have seen a few close calls when homeowners have tried to hook up their own entertainment systems and we can’t tell you how scary it is to see how close some people got to complete disaster!
2. It’s About More Than Just Anchors in the Wall
If you have ever watched one of those YouTube TV installations fail videos where the television comes crashing down minutes after it’s been mounted on the wall, then you’ve seen exactly what we’re talking about here. When you decide your 42″ LED TV installation project should involve wall mounting it’s important to know EXACTLY what you’re doing. You can’t just put a few anchors into the wall, hang your TV, and go…at least not unless you want that same TV to come crashing down. Mounting a TV means locating studs, using the proper strength wall anchors, choosing a television mount that is optimal for your TV, and doing the installation work properly.
3. How Much Do You Lift?
Depending on how heavy your new TV is and whether you want to mount your TV on the wall, you may find yourself having to lift and hold that TV all by yourself. That’s not a problem if you’re in peak physical condition and have the balance and coordination of a gymnast. If you’re like the average homeowner, however, you don’t and that means you’re either going to hurt yourself OR recruit another amateur installer to help. Whichever way you slice it both of these options spell out disaster and can you really afford a visit to the emergency room or to replace that TV if you drop it? Probably not. That’s why we recommend calling in the professionals every time because that way you don’t have to do either!
4. Are You Covered For That?
Accidents happen and sometimes they’re little accidents but sometimes they’re the biggest, most disastrous accidents you could imagine. When these types of accidents happen we can all agree that you don’t want to be the one who caused them. That’s one of the biggest perks of hiring a professional installer to install your new television. No matter what type of disaster happens, you want someone else left holding the buck and when you hire a professional installer you can avoid these things happening altogether or you can at least claim that someone else was responsible. Even better than that, so long as you hire a professional installation expert, these things are covered under their insurance policy – yep, THEY pay for the damage and you don’t have to explain to your better half why they’re eating Ramen noodles for the next year!
5. Have You Ever Cooked a TV?
Not all TV installation projects are created equal, for example, mounting a television on a bare wall is nowhere near as complicated as mounting a TV over a fireplace. Sadly for televisions everywhere many homeowners and DIY “experts” think that all TV installation is created equal and they undertake the complex mounting jobs themselves. Sometimes these people get lucky and things fall into place, but more often than not things start to fall apart just seconds into the installation process. They find that they don’t have the right tools to anchor the bracket to the chimney brick, they don’t have access to an electrical outlet to plug in the TV, they mount the TV crooked, they don’t anchor the TV to the chimney securely, or our personal favorite…they mount their TV far too close to the fireplace itself. Have you ever cooked a TV? We know a few homeowners who have come close and more than a few who have damaged their television sets permanently from heat exposure. Still think you can tackle that complex TV mounting job yourself? Pick up the phone and call a professional instead, it’s not worth the risk of doing it yourself.
6. The Elusive Cable Spider
Okay, you’ve got us, there is no such thing as a cable spider, but when you install a television without a plan for cable concealment it sure looks like there’s a giant cable spider creeping up your wall. Very few homeowners actually consider cable concealment or more simply, access to an electrical outlet, when they wall-mount their own television. This ends up one of two ways – the elusive cable spider and the dangers that come with masses of wires bundled together and stashed anywhere you can fit them or calling in a professional to clean up the job. We’re guessing that you don’t want to risk a fire hazard and if you’re going to be calling in a professional anyway why not save the time and leave the job to them in the first place?
Need a Professional Hand with Your 42″ LED TV Installation?
If you live in the Tampa, St. Pete, or Clearwater areas and need a professional to help you with your 42″ LED TV installation then you’re in the right place! Here at Suncoast Installs, we are here to make your life easier and that means making ourselves available for your TV installation no matter what the size of your TV! Just give us a call today at 727-480-8358 to schedule your appointment!