Carpet Stretching

Do you have wrinkles in your carpet?
If the answer is yes, then you probably need to have your carpet re-stretched. To test this out, go to the middle of your room and grab a tuft of carpet. Lift the carpet up and let it go. If it doesn’t pop right back down, then it is too loose. After a few years, the backing of your carpet begins to stretch out and your carpeting will no longer have the correct tension on it. Loose carpet can wear out at a quicker rate and is an eyesore. If your carpeting is less than 2 years old, you should check your warranty. Most carpet comes with a 2 year labor warranty which will cover re-stretching. If you are past the warranty period, then unfortunately the cost is yours.

How are the carpet wrinkles corrected?
A carpet repair stretching company can easily repair this. This is not an area for a novice. Special techniques are used to ensure a good final result. They will detach the carpet from the tack strip and re-stretch it from wall to wall. They usually have to cut off several inches of the carpeting since it has physically stretched out. They may also have to redo seams at doorways and closets. It can be quite a task, almost as labor intensive as the original carpet install, but it is well worth it. A properly stretched carpet will last longer, look better and be safer to walk on without the wrinkles and bumps.

How much does stretching cost?
It can vary quite a bit depending on where you live and how bad your carpet is. Most companies will come out and give you a free estimate. Don’t wait too long to have the stretching done. While it is loose, your carpet is wearing at a greater rate. Don’t put up with the wrinkles any more