Carpet is a big investment and brings a lot of comfort into your home. When you have carpet installed, you want it to last as long as possible. But what happens when your carpet starts to wrinkle in some places? What causes this? Carpet Care 2000 is here to talk about some of the reasons you might notice your carpet starts to wrinkle and how it can be solved.
Humidity is a Big Cause in Carpet Wrinkling
Who knew that humidity would be a leading cause of carpet wrinkling? Well, it is. Places that get the chance to enjoy four seasons are the homes that are most susceptible to the problem. When there are such extreme changes in the weather, it can cause wrinkling in your carpet. If the air has added moisture in it, that same moisture penetrates the fibers of your carpet and cause swelling. If the problem isn’t a large one, you may notice that the carpet lays down flat again once moisture levels in the air regulate again. The use of a dehumidifier in the home can also help fix this problem.
Improper Installation Causes Carpet Bulging
When you have carpet installed in your home, the carpet needs to be properly stretched during the installation process. Also, when you purchase the carpet far from home, in a different climate than where you live, it is beneficial to allow the carpet to acclimate to your environment before installation. That way, when the carpet is stretched, it won’t likely loosen as much as if it were installed right away.
Dragging Heavy Items Damages Your Carpet
If you need to move heavy items around your house, it is important to avoid dragging them across the carpet. Not only can this cause your carpet to wrinkle, but you can also experience snagging. The best way to move heavy objects around your house is with the use of plywood. Place the object on the plywood and slowly move it across the floor. Of course, the best option is to have enough manpower to lift the object off the floor completely and move it, but this isn’t always realistic.
The Process of Delamination Causes Rippling
There are two types of backing that make up the back of your carpet. The primary backing and the secondary backing. Over time, these two can separate and cause problems like wrinkling. The latex adhesive that bonds them together can start to break down. Another cause of delamination can be a manufacturer’s defect. If your carpet has experienced any water damage, it can also cause the two backings to separate.
Use the Right Carpet Padding
When you are choosing the carpet pad before your carpet is installed, it is important to choose the right one for the carpet you have chosen. If your carpet pad isn’t dense enough, it can’t support the carpet like it needs to and there will be flexibility where there otherwise shouldn’t be. This can cause wrinkling in your carpet.
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If there are problem areas in your home where you are experiencing carpet wrinkling, there is a solution. Carpet Care 2000 offers carpet stretching to get rid of the wrinkles you find in your carpet. Our trained professionals can make your carpet look like the day it was installed again. Call us today!