Do you need to remove TV wall mounts when leaving? This is a question that many people ask themselves. Many think it’s not necessary, but some believe that the screws could be used by thieves looking for something to steal. In this blog post, we will explore both sides of the argument and give you some tips on what to do if you decide to leave your TV wall mounts in place or take them with you!
Why do people remove TV wall mounts when they move?
When moving from one home to another, most people want their TV wall mounts in Canada and equipment packed up with the rest of their belongings. This makes it easy for them when they are ready to set everything back up in a new place because all of the pieces will already be there together waiting for them. It is even possible that you have purchased or rented specialty boxes specially designed to keep your TV wall mounts safely during transport.
Avoid having to deal with the hassle of trying to remove a stuck or misplaced TV wall mount by keeping these tips in mind when picking it up for moving day:
- Make sure that you are not stacking anything on top of the television before removing the mount because this can cause damage.
- Attach the mount to the TV panel using screws that are not included with your purchase.
- Pack up all hardware and accessories inside of a plastic bag before placing them in another box for moving. This will keep everything together so you can easily find what you need without wasting too much time looking through boxes trying to figure out where something is.
- Wrap the cords and cables around one of your hands. This will keep them from tangling up with other things as you make your way out to the car or truck for transport.
- Jot down which screws go where on a piece of paper before removing each component so that you can easily put everything back together again without having to guess.
- Take a few pictures of the TV wall mount before removing it just in case you need to adjust or modify what you have done while putting everything back together again at your new place.
What are the benefits of removing TV wall mounts?
There are a lot of different reasons to remove TV wall mounts. The most common benefit is that it will allow you to get the full effect of your new flat screen television and give you more space in specific areas, such as behind or on top of your unit for other items like speakers and cable boxes. Some people find that they can move their TV to a different room and hook it up directly into the wall, which makes for an easier transition if you’re updating your furniture or moving.
Finally, by removing your television mount from the wall, there is less chance of damage occurring during transport. When transporting large items such as televisions and appliances, it is important to be sure that they are well secured.
How to remove TV wall mount without damaging home or television?
Simply detach the TV from the wall mount, then pack it back into the original box. Did you notice that many television sets have wall-mounting kits included in the package? Now, this is an extra cost for most people who are looking to purchase their own set of mounts.
Most modern homes today come equipped with studs or brackets already in place especially if you have built your home yourself. If this is the case, then it makes sense to invest in TV wall mounts that are designed to hold up TVs of all shapes and sizes.
It may be a simple fix or could take some time depending on how many brackets are being used for mounting the television set onto walls. In some cases, it may be necessary to repaint the wall where the TV mount has been attached.
If you have a friend who is good with tools and comes over frequently then there should not be any inconvenience in having them help you remove your mounts if need be. Most hardware stores will offer free installation services at least on major brands of TV sets.
When removing the TV, simply unplug all cords and cables that are attached to your television set then bring it back down from its wall mount brackets. Most people who have small children in their homes may opt to leave the entertainment center on the floor because young kids will often jump onto couches or beds where TVs are mounted above them.
When should you leave your TV mounted on the wall during a move?
If you plan to place the TV in a different location that requires wall mounting then it is important to leave your TV mounted. The only time you should remove a wall mount is if, after understanding how much force would be required for an object of its size and weight to fall from its elevated position, there are higher risks involved.
This could include the possibility of physical injury to someone below, especially if there are children around. It is also possible that your TV will become damaged during the move if it is not properly secured on a wall mount. These mounts can be designed for easy removal or they may require some disassembly before removing them from studs in the wall.
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