Hire a Pro Advice: Hang a Television

Get help finding a handyman or installation service to install a mount to hang a television.

By Gene and Katie Hamilton

Installing the mount to hang a television using an existing electrical outlet is a small job that can be done by just about any tradesman. If a new electrical outlet is needed to power the television, definitely hire an electrician. To find an electrician, ask friends and neighbors for a referral or use the Yellow Pages or an online contractor referral service.

Another option is to buy the television mount where an installation service is offered with an "installed price". The retailer arranges for a technician to make the installation and is responsible for both the scheduling of the job, and of course, your satisfaction. In either case, be assured that whoever does the installation is licensed and bonded and that his work meets the standards of the local building codes.