Hanging a Flat-Screen TV: Mistakes You Need to Avoid

Hanging a flat-screen television

Whether you are watching sports from a live feed or a movie from a streaming service, having a flat-screen television in your living room or basement helps increase your viewing experience. Mounted on a wall via brackets, it also helps open up your indoor living space, allowing you to put other pieces of furniture and other decorations.

If you are planning to hang your new flat-screen TV, make sure you don’t commit any of these mistakes some homeowners make.

Disregarding Location

Before you install your new flat-screen TV, make sure you know where you are going to hang it. Many things must be considered for its location, including the viewing angle, sun exposure, the nearest power outlet, additional devices connected to it, and so on.

Not Using the Right Tools

An electric drill is a necessary tool for installing the wall-mounted brackets. See to it that you drill the correct size for creating holes. If they are too big for the cables to run through, you increase the risk of termites, ants, and other small insects entering your home. If you haven’t been doing a lot around the house lately, you might want to have a refresher on how to use these tools.

Installing the Mount Haphazardly

Mounting a flat-screen TV is a space-saving measure, especially if you have a limited floor area. Doing so, however, requires very careful attention to detail and a good understanding of your wall’s structural integrity. Feeling confident about the task could be a recipe for disaster, especially if you haven’t done this before. Unless you are a master of DIY, better enlist the help of a professional who can do it for you.

Count on Handyman Connection of Orange County for all your general home maintenance needs. Aside from hanging flat-screen TVs, we also replace old windows, install blinds, and clean gutters. Give us a call at (714) 288-0077 or fill out our contact form to request a free estimate.

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