Installing Wall Mounted Water Fountains - Is This A DIY Project?
Can I install the wall fountain myself or do I need to hire a professional?The answer to this question really depends upon three major factors:your fountain's weight, size and placement.
Fountain Weight Some of the wall hanging fountains are very heavy simply because they are made of materials such as slate, stone, marble or glass; therefore, even if you are able to install the fountain yourself, you may need some assistance in hanging it.
If you purchase you water fountain online, be sure to check the manufacturer's specifications so that you are prepared in advance of your fountains arrival.
In most cases, indoor wall fountains are made to be homeowner friendly so that they can be installed easily by most do-it-yourselfers.
Detailed instructions and/or an installation DVDs can go a long way to making you more comfortable with self-installation.
Once your water fountain arrives, be sure to read the manufacturer's instructions thoroughly before you decide on self-installation.
After you have thoroughly read over the installation details provided by the manufacturer, you should be able to make a well-informed decision as to whether or not you feel comfortable hanging the wall mounted fountain yourself.
Fountain Size If your wall fountain is really large or if you are not comfortable hanging it yourself, then you may simply hire any number of professionals to perform the installation for you.
This may increase your overall price, but it may be well worth the cost to eliminate your own anxiety over installation.
Your hanging water fountain may represent a large financial investment, so it is important that you have the fountain installed correctly and safely.
Fountain Placement Placement of your fountain is also probably one of the considerations in the installation process.
Whether you are buying your water fountain for your foyer, or for a large great room wall, the placement of the fountain will need to be considered.
Whether you choose a horizontal hanging wall fountain, or a massive vertical wall fountain, be sure that you have performed the needed research to make sure you are buying the correct size for your needs.
DIY? If you decide to hang your water fountain yourself, be sure that you read the directions completely before you begin the process of installation.
This enables you to ensure that you have all of the tools that you need.
It is almost certain that you will have to locate the studs in your wall to hang your indoor wall fountain.
Finding the studs is important because they support the frame of the wall, and are ideal for use of hanging a heavy water fountain.
Otherwise, the sheer weight of the fountain could potentially pull the fasteners through the sheetrock and damage the wall and also possibly the fountain as well.
You need to make sure that once you have made the significant financial investment in a wall fountain that you are properly prepared to mount the fountain so that you can benefit from its peaceful and magnificent mood enhancing benefits.