Have you noticed that your carpet has started to get a ripple in several places? This is a common problem and one that can look quite unsightly. This rippling of your carpet is known as buckling and there are several things that cause it. Carpet Care 2000 is here talk about what causes carpet buckling and what you can do to avoid it.
Humidity Can Cause Carpet to Ripple
Humidity is one of the leading causes of carpet buckling. If you live in an area that experiences four seasons, it is more likely than areas that don’t experience such extreme changes in the climate. Areas that have hot, humid summers will see this the worst because in the humid summer months, the carpet swells considerably. You may notice that the carpet lays down once again when the temperature regulates again in the fall. The best way to avoid this problem is to run your air conditioning system. It removes the humidity from the air inside your home and can make a big difference in the amount of swelling that takes place in your carpet.
Dragging Furniture Causes Carpet Buckling
When you drag heavy furniture across your carpet, it can cause your carpet to ripple. Heavy furniture tugs at the carpet as you pull it across the floor and causes the carpet to stretch. It is difficult to get it back to normal once this has happened and requires professionals. If you need to move heavy furniture, lift it up and carry it rather than drag it.
Delamination Causes Carpet Bulging
Your carpet has two different backings that hold it together: the primary backing and the secondary backing. If the secondary backing pulls apart and detaches from the primary backing, it is known as delamination and can be the cause of buckling. This is causes by excessive moisture or water damage to your carpet as well as manufacturer’s defect.
Improper Carpet Installation
As the carpeting in your home is installed, the team of installers will be stretching your carpet extremely tight to ensure it doesn’t experience any buckling. If they didn’t stretch it enough, you will notice that there are small ripples in your carpet soon after you have it installed. When you purchase carpet, make sure the team that is installing it is using a power stretcher that will ensure it is stretched tight enough that you don’t experience any carpet buckling. If the carpet you have purchased was stored in a different climate than the one you live in, it needs to be acclimated before it is installed to avoid this problem as well.
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If you have experienced carpet buckling, don’t worry. You don’t have to replace your carpeting to remedy the situation. You can count on the carpet experts at Carpet Care 2000 to stretch your carpet so you can enjoy it much longer. The sooner the better when it comes to carpet stretching. Call us as soon as you notice the slightest bit of rippling to avoid permanent ripples. If the carpet has creased, it may be difficult to remove the ripple completely. Call us today!