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Home Improvement  /  August 5, 2020

Mistakes to Avoid When Hanging a Flat-Screen TV

Today’s living rooms are not complete without a flat-screen TV hanging on a wall. Apart from providing a full view of a movie or show, it also eliminates the need for a TV rack, which eats up space. Since it is mounted on a wall via brackets, living rooms can open up more space for other pieces of furniture and other interior decorations.

If you are looking to hang your flat-screen TV on a wall, be sure to avoid these mistakes:

Not Considering the Location

You don’t want to install your TV anywhere on the wall. Place it too high, and everyone in your home will be experiencing stiff necks and shoulders while watching. Make sure it is installed at a level that doesn’t require you to move your head in any way. Aside from the viewing angle, you’ll also have to consider the location of the nearest power outlet, the direction you want your cables to go and whether the wall will be exposed to the sun at certain times of the day.

Choosing the Wrong Mounting Bracket

Wall brackets, which are attached to the wall first to secure your flat-screen TV, are graded depending on the size and weight of the device they can carry. When buying them, make sure to choose those that are strong enough to hold a particular screen in place. Wall brackets come in various types, from full-motion to regular tilting ones. A specially-designed wall mount is used if you want the TV to be placed on a corner wall.

Not Using the Right Tools

Installing wall mount brackets requires the use of an electric drill and the correct size of drill bits for creating holes. Drilling holes that are too large for the cables to run through can serve as entryways for small insects to crawl through like ants, spiders and termites. Also, use the right bolts, screws and anchors. Steel nails are not recommended since they can break and cause your TV to fall to the floor.

To be sure that your flat-screen TV is mounted on your wall the right way, consider hiring the pros from Handyman Connection® of Grapevine. We are the trusted source homeowners call when they need a professional handyman. There’s no need to call around to find what you need when just one call will do it all.

Call (817) 527-3600 today, or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate.

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