When you're making a major purchase on mattresses and bedding, you generally go through 3 phases of the buying:
- Phase 1: Shopping
- Phase 2: Ordering
- Phase 3: Installing
If you're like most buyers, the installation step may have slipped your mind. But when the delivery truck arrives and leaves 4 pallets of mattresses, mattress covers, and bed frames at your warehouse, you'll want to have a plan for installation.
Conveniently, there are companies that offer installation services — and even some that specialize in furniture installation. Before you decide you can get away without paying someone to install your beds for you, consider the benefits of installation.
You can focus on your real job
If you don't know what you're doing, and you dedicate an entire day to moving and assembling beds, the project may or may not get done. Unfamiliar projects seldom take the amount of time you anticipate. Not to sound like Johnny Raincloud, but they almost always take longer.
What's more, if you have a small staff or a limited team of volunteers at your camp or rescue mission, then chances are you don't really have the time it takes to unload and assemble all of the new beds you just ordered. When you hire an installation company, you have time to get your own work done, while also being able to check installation off your to-do list at the end of the day.
You minimize risk
Installing beds is pretty labor intensive. Any number of things could go wrong when you're cutting open boxes, swinging a hammer and lifting bed frames. If one of your employees or volunteers is injured during the process, then you could end up paying a lot of money in workers' comp.
You may be better off paying an installation company who knows what they're doing to handle your heavy lifting and hammer-swinging tasks.
You know it's getting done right
In addition to providing an accident-free service (or at least one you're not liable for if something does go wrong), installment companies also give you peace of mind. By hiring professionals, you don't have to worry that an inexperienced volunteer may assemble a bunk bed incorrectly, which could cause a serious injury later if it collapses.
When it comes to furniture installation, it's worth putting your dollars toward protecting you from mishaps like these.
You have options
Installation doesn't have to be an all or nothing service. In fact, installment services are fairly customizable.
Installers can do as little as unloading the truck and putting boxes into the correct rooms. Or, they can do as much as removing old mattresses, assembling furniture, and arranging rooms. They can even clean up when they're finished, disposing of your old mattresses and getting rid of the packaging materials from your new ones.
That being said, it's up to you to clearly state what you want the installer to do; don't just assume.
Also, be sure to let them know if you have a dumpster and if they can use it. (Details like this will affect your pricing.) Other pertinent details that will affect your quote should be provided up front as well. For example, the install is taking place on the 120th floor in the middle of downtown Manhattan, where there is no room for truck to park.
Take our advice
If you ask the professionals who have been in the mattress and bedding business for 20 years, installation services are worth it. American Bedding partners with an installation company, and we can quote installation costs with your order and work with the installer on scheduling and details so you don't have to worry about it.
If you're still in the shopping phase of your buying process, give us a call at (800) 203-2507. We'd love to guide you from phase 1 to phase 2 so you can get the product that's just right for your college, rescue mission, or camp. You can also contact us online, or click on the banner below to download our catalog!