Mounted TV sets are today’s most common home entertainment features. Before only hospitals, offices, and other important establishments mounted their TVs, but now, even homeowners are doing it as well.
They’re more common for people with flat-screen sets that are as wide as can be. Having them mounted on a wall makes it feel like you have your own home theater.
They make for nice wall design pieces and make up less space than normal TV sets would. In fact, mounted TVs have become so common nowadays that sales for wall mounts have skyrocketed through the roof, not to mention the people whose job it is to install them have more businesses going for them now.
If you’re one to install your furniture yourself, however, then you might find that, while it can be challenging, it’s not all that difficult to do. Installing is practically the easy part, it’s the removing that can be more complicated.
There are numerous ways in which you can safely and properly remove your TV off your tilting wall mounts, and here are the top 10.
Let People Help You
First things first, let people help you. You may pride yourself a handyman/woman, but uninstalling TV sets from tilting wall mounts is no joke.
These appliances weight a ton, and while it’s still possible to remove them from the wall yourself, this can be quite challenging. Doing it on your own also increases the risk of accidents and ultimately breaking your TV as a whole.
You don’t want that to happen, do you? Asking for help from others is always way better than broken TV!
Slowly, Nice and Easy!
Oftentimes, people like to remove TV sets from tilting wall mounts as quickly as possible because they want to watch on them. However, this is never a good idea.
Those who were able to uninstall their sets from their tilting TV wall mounts are just lucky, but usually, it takes about an hour or more to properly get the job done.
Similarly to doing it on your own, rushing the job also makes it a lot riskier for accidents to happen. At the end of the day, because of the impatience of wanting to watch your shows, you might end up with no working TV at all.
Disconnect Everything First
There are certain cases in which people were still able to successfully remove their appliances from their tilting TV wall mounts while the TV was still plugged.
These, however, are rare and doing so is ill-adviced. Before embarking on this complicated process, it’s best to unplug everything from the TV. Don’t worry, once your TV is off the mount, it’ll still work as perfectly as before.
Additionally, you also shouldn’t leave the TV open while you’re disconnecting it from your tilting wall mount. Just be patient, and when the process is done, you can watch your favorite series again!
Light It Up!
It can’t be stressed enough how important light is when undergoing these installing or uninstalling methods. A number of people think that they’re 20-20 vision is enough to ensure a job well done.
This might be the case for a lot of them, but it’s always better to be safe than sorry. You never really know when you’ve screwed off the right hooks or pulled the right rods.
Aiding your process with light can help you do the job properly and successfully. Just don’t stare directly at them as you might go blind!
Make Use of Object Aids
When removing your TV set from your tilting wall mount, whether by yourself or with the help of a few friends, have some random objects ready to aid you.
Tampatec highly recommends this, as it will help you better navigate through the process with ease. For example, if you need to hold the TV while you unscrew some bolts. But if you don’t have a friend to hold it for you, a nice book can easily hold it.
These are times wherein any random object can be extremely helpful, so have them ready by your side.
Screw Them Off
A lot of tilting TV wall mounts feature components that you screw the set on. In fact, Rocelco’s own range features such products, all requiring nuts and bolts to help the mounts hold the appliances in place.
This, in turn, makes the process of uninstalling them more complicated. As a result, people often rush through this process without even unscrewing the bolts, using force instead to remove the TVs off the mounts.
While this might work from time to time, it’s highly inadvisable to do so. IrixGuy suggests unscrewing each and every nut and bolt in order to uninstall your TV from your mount safely, soundly, with the set still intact.
Pull the Rods
Removing your TV from your tilting TV wall mount can actually be much easier than you realize. In fact, Andrew showed that simply pulling the rod in the back that holds your appliance in place can already do the trick.
This way, you didn’t have to spend time unhooking and unscrewing the TV away from your mount. It is important to note, however, that this is an uncommon method as a lot of available tilting TV wall mounts do have screws, bolts, and hook.
If you want an easy put-on-put-off kind of installing/uninstalling process, then buy the mounts that only have rods at the back.
Take the Rods with You
There are still some tilting TV wall mounts that may have rods that can simply be pulled off, but the TV is also screwed on it. With this type of wall mount, sometimes it’s best to just take the rod with you.
Such rods take considerable time to unscrew, and if you’re trying to catch your show or game on the TV, maybe just leave it off for some time.
If you don’t have another set to put on your tilting wall mount, then the rod isn’t all that urgent to take off from your TV immediately after uninstalling it.
Set It Aside
Right after you’ve uninstalled your TV from the wall mount, set it aside first. This will help clear your mind as to what to do with it now that it’s not mounted on the wall anymore.
If you want, you can immediately plug it to watch the TV, but you also don’t have to rush in taking it someplace else.
In fact, rushing to place it on another furniture or mounting it on the wall can lead to unwanted and avoidable accidents.
Get Professional Help
This is easily one of the best ways in this list. If you’re unsure on how to properly remove your TV from your tilting wall mount, get a professional to do it.
This way, there is a 100% chance that there will be no accidents involved and that your TV will be safely uninstalled. While it may hurt your wallet and bank account, it certainly wouldn’t hurt your precious TV.
Additionally, these same professionals can also help uninstall your speakers from their wall mounts as well, so this is more or less a win-win situation!
Tilting TV wall mounts may sound complicated at first, especially the prospect of uninstalling them when you’re done with your set, but in reality, they can be easy peasy.
Just take a look at our top 10 ways on how to remove them and you’ll see that it’s not as complex as you might think.