Floor and Rug Inspections
This weeks blog is about floor and rug inspections. This type of inspection process is a different entity then a home inspection or other ancillary services we provide. I just completed a certification course with the Institute of Floor Covering Inspectors ( #IFCII) in Atlanta, Georgia. This type of certification is normally wanted by the “end user” or “commissioning party”. And this blog will tell you more about this type of inspection and how to utilize the report.
At IFCII, we were the first class to graduate in June 2015. The class was sponsored by IFCII, Quest Inspect and Inspect Solutions. Together the inspectors that taught the class bring over 100 years of experience from the trade. The information gathered and presented can not be duplicated and was the best I have seen in a hands on inspection class.
So, you may ask, what is a Rug and Hard Surface Inspector? Basically, these type of inspectors are to provide an inspection that will determine if a product is fault from a manufacture, an installer, the distributor or the consumer. Varies claims may come in such as the carpet is shadowing, the carpet when vacuumed goes in different directions, the patterns on a pattern carpet are mis matched or there is fuzzing from the carpet. Additionally, with laminate floors, engineered flooring and hardwood flooring complaints or claims may arise. For example, the floor buckled, there is delamination in the laminate flooring, the seams are gaped, or maybe the floor shrunk in a wood product. Additionally, these type of inspectors can inspect for moisture in the concrete which may cause a floor product to fail.
The certification process for an inspector is very technical and the inspector should be certified. A home inspector that is certified for home inspections is not certified to perform this type of inspection unless they have a specific certification for Rug and Hard Surface. At Emerald Inspection Service, LLC we are awaiting certification. All of our tests and inspections have been submitted. (The process takes about 30 days from this blog date)
At Emerald Inspection Service, LLC we have a dedicated department just for Rug & Hard Surface inspections. We are members of, IFCII, WFCA, Floor Reports, and NICFI. Please email this department anytime at: firstname.lastname@example.org or feel free to call us anytime at; 352-322-2700 for more information.