About Carpet Inspector Services
Carpet inspector services, what are they and what services do carpet inspectors offer? The major service of most carpet inspectors is to act as the independent eyes and ears for the commissioning party such as a carpet manufacturer or carpet retailer. Many carpet inspectors such as Terry and Kevin Weinheimer, also provide inspection services for homeowners and others. As the eyes and ears, the inspector will make an onsite visit, gather pertinent information, perform a visual inspection and perform onsite testing. The inspector will usually make a determination as to the cause of the carpet or installation failure.
Many floor covering experts such as the Weinheimer Group, not only perform carpet inspector services, they also provide onsite testing and inspections of floor covering such as laminate, hardwood, resilient and specialty floors. Some inspectors offer warranty claims services where they perform corrective repairs and cleaning. Other carpet inspector services may include moisture testing, specifying, and consulting services. Expert, certified inspectors may serve as an arbitrator, coming up with a solution that is equitable to all involved. Inspectors may deal with state contractor boards or other regulative agencies. Inspectors will also deal with cleaning chemical companies, suppliers or carpet manufacturers such as Shaw, Mohawk and Beaulieu or manufacturers of protective materials used on floor covering and an array of other organizations.
The commissioning parties for carpet inspector services include a number of different sources. Sometimes they will be commissioned by more than one source. The dealer may contact them for an inspection which he turns in to the supplier, and later the fiber producer or manufacturer wants an inspection of their own and a short time later the other company wants an inspection. The IICRC, FCITS and others will certify floor and carpet inspectors. It is through years of practice, education and dedication that one becomes a qualified expert inspector.
Article modified from Carpet Inspectors Handbook written by Terry Weinheimer and Kevin Weinheimer of The Weinheimer Group, inc. Terry Weinheimer and Kevin Weinheimer are Certified, Qualified, Expert Carpet Inspectors and Floor Inspectors. They have operated a full time inspection and consulting company for over 20 years. Terry and Kevin may be contacted by using this Contact Form or at 800-621-3427