Carpet will develop wrinkles, ripples and bumps in the carpet over time. These bumps or ripples can occur from using too much heat during carpet cleaning or from dragging heavy furniture across the carpets. When these bumps occur, the carpet can be repaired with carpet stretching services. Carpet Care 2000 would like to share more about the basics of carpet stretching and how it can help repair those bumpy carpets.
Stretching to Get Wrinkles Out of Carpet
It is common to need the carpet stretched back in place about every three to five years. Carpet wrinkles don’t just reduce the appearance of the carpet, it can also cause a tripping hazard and lead to premature wear in the carpets. Carpet wrinkles make it more difficult to properly maintain and clean carpets too. When carpet becomes stretched out, the carpet can be repaired. Carpet stretching is when the carpet is reinstalled tighter and once again lays flat.
How to Stretch Carpet
When carpets are repaired, the end where the bubble or rippling is occurring is typically the side that is stretched. Professional carpet stretching repair uses a carpet tool that has long sharp teeth to sink into the carpet. On the opposite end, the carpet is pushed toward the wall, tightening the carpet. The loose ends will have a few inches of carpet that need to be cut and removed. Once the excess carpet is cut off the edges, the carpet is re-anchored down on the carpet tack strips. When properly secured, the carpet should hold in-place and lay flat once again.
DIY VS Professional Carpet Stretching
There are not a lot of steps to carpet stretching. However, it is recommended that it be done by a professional. Proper carpet stretching is essential for best results. Additionally, a professional will make sure the ripples don’t develop prematurely in the future. It is also essential the carpet is secured in place correctly. Often the carpet will rip away from the edges if it is not properly installed back down.
How to Prevent Carpet Ripples
Once the carpet has been repaired, the homeowner often asks “how do I prevent ripples from happening in the future again?” Carpets will shrink when exposed to temperatures over 250 degrees. At times improper carpet cleaning can cause the carpet to be exposed to too much heat. Avoid using too much heat when cleaning carpet. Another major culprit is dragging heavy furniture over the carpet. Make sure when moving heavy furniture that you have the item picked up and carried. Avoid direct contact with the carpet to prevent stretching and damaging the carpet. There is another major culprit that can shrink and stretch out the carpets, and that is humidity. Humidity can cause the carpet to expand and contract. When combined with foot traffic, it will lead to carpet rippling. To help prevent humidity’s effects on your carpet, consider installing a dehumidifier in your home to control the humidity level within.
Carpet Stretching, Repairs & More in Tracy, Livermore, San Ramon, Dublin, Mountain House, Walnut Creek, Danville & the East Bay of California
Carpet ripples and wrinkles can be hazardous and simply annoying to many homeowners. When your carpet develops ripples, bumps or bulges and you need your carpet repaired, contact Carpet Care 2000. We provide carpet stretches and repair services and more. To schedule our services, contact Carpet Care 2000 today.