Flooring Replacement Schedule
By Alan J.
Fletcher - 30-year Carpet and Flooring Expert.
Fees and Charges for Unnecessary Added Services.
and Replacing Appliances
Before the vinyl installers arrive to put in your new floors,
your maintenance person should move the appliances out of the areas that are
It is a good idea to move them out of the apartment if possible,
giving the installer room to work.
The vinyl installer will charge you to move
them if you donít, and this is one area you can easily save money.
and Replacing Toilets
should be removed also, it is another charge you can avoid. Have the maintenance
person carefully set the toilet inside the bath tub or shower. It will be out of
the way and quick and easy to replace after the new flooring is laid. After
re-installing the toilet with a new wax ring, white silicone caulk should be
applied around the base of the toilet leaving a small 3 inch area in the very
back of the base free of caulking.
In the event of a toilet leak, the area in
the very back of the toilet will allow the water to escape onto the floor and
become noticeable. This is your early warning system. It gives you a fighting
chance to discover and fix a small problem before it becomes a large one.
Carpet and Pad
When having carpeting installed you might want to consider having your
maintenance people remove the old carpet and pad in order to save you money. Carpet
installers charge per yard to remove the old carpet and
If you have it removed before the installers arrive you will save a lot of money in the long run.
people must be thorough, leaving the floors clean and completely free of all carpet
& pad, the unit swept clean and completely ready to go.