If you have carpet in your home it means you’ll need to have it stretched at some point. When carpet stretching is performed, it involves pulling the carpet tighter and re-securing it to the tack strips that are located around the perimeter of the room. The tack strips are secured to the sub-floor. When carpet is installed professionally, it will be done securely and very tight against the strips initially. Over time the carpet will eventually need to be stretched.
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Carpet needs to be stretched due to normal wear-and-tear in high-traffic areas and even areas that aren’t so busy. Daily activity will cause the carpet to pull away from the tack strips that are there to hold the carpet tight. When carpets are installed, there are almost always put together with seams. These seams can start to separate and pull away from each other. There are also times that the tack strips can become damaged or the carpet might just become stretched out and become less taut. When this happens to carpet, it loses its overall aesthetic appeal in the room and can also lead to safety concerns that come with loose carpet, like tripping.
Signs Your Carpet Needs to be Stretched
There are obvious signs and the ones trained professionals will notice. Does the carpet look wrinkled, rippled or lumpy? Your carpet should lay flat and smooth. Carpet that doesn’t lay flat and smooth can get snagged and damaged. It will also wear unevenly and cause your carpet to wear out faster. Has the carpet pulled away from the edges of the room? It should always be tucked in under the baseboards. Professionals can look for signs that the seams are starting to pull apart that are harder for you to see. The age of your carpet will determine when and how often you’ll need to have it done. If your carpet is showing any of these signs, you might need to have it stretched.
How to Stretch Carpet Using a Power Stretcher & Knee Kicker
Carpet should always be stretched by professionals. We can determine if it needs to be done at all. There’s more than one way to stretch carpet and we can determine which method is best and safest for your carpet. It might need one step or multiple steps. New tack strips might be needed or seams might just need to be repaired. There are times that extra carpet will need to be trimmed away and taking too much off can be disastrous. It needs to be done with more strength and energy than you might think. You will also need the right tools. Renting the tools might just cost more than having it done by professionals. The work needs to be done quickly and properly to get superior results and if it takes a professional a day to get it done think of how long it will take you?
Professional Carpet Stretching Services in Tracy, Livermore, San Ramon, Dublin, Ripon, Mountain House, Walnut Creek, Danville & the East Bay of California
Make sure you look for the signs that your carpet may need to be stretched. There are benefits to having it done, not to mention it will make your carpet last longer and save you money in the long run because you won’t need to replace it sooner than expected. Carpet stretching is not a DIY project. Contact Carpet Care 2000 if you think you carpet needs to be stretched.