Wickliffe, OH asked in Consumer Law for Ohio

Q: Can I sue a carpet co. for installing carpet through out house and causing damage to carpet, doors and walls.

Damaged was caused to doors and frame when they removed them to cut the bottom of the doors so they would move over top of the carpet. Doors were not cut high enough to pass over carpet and bottom fared the carpet. There is also a 1/8 gap in the carpet and can see the floor. The bedroom wall and up stairs closet wall was cracked and pushed in from their machine and they kept bumbling the walls with their tool boxes leaving dents. Carpet edge on the top step can come off the floor. The two guys that installed the carpet only worked from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm. The company only aloud two day for installing carpet but gave them one extra day so the job would be done correctly and they left early each day. When the job was not completed on time they rushed to finish and caused the damage. I was charged about 9,800.00 and have to fix all this damage.

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Mark Martin Turner
Mark Martin Turner
  • Consumer Law Lawyer
  • Cleveland Heights, OH
  • Licensed in Ohio

A: The simple answer is probably yes under the Ohio Consumer Sales Practices Act (CSPA) and for Breach of Contract and/or Warranty. The installers did not perform in a workman like manner and caused damages. The CSPA has a 1 year statute of limitations and does have a provision that allows for the payment of attorney fees. You should contact an attorney in your area

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