When Should I Power Stretch My Carpets?
Carpet a little lumpy lately? Wonder why that is?
Well, there really is no one good explanation. Some carpets stretch continuously while others never do. If you’ve got one that likes to stretch, it should be repaired. Left alone it will continue to get lumpy which makes the carpet wear out faster. Over time, you may see your carpet stretch and begin to have lumps, waves or ripples. This often happens to new carpet that is poorly installed. We also find that older carpets, due to various reasons, can also exhibit this condition. Not only is this rippling unattractive but it can be a tripping hazard.
If you have any of these conditions, we recommend “power stretching”.
The Process of Power Stretching
Power Stretching is the process of pulling your carpet up along the edges and using a specialized piece of equipment to re-stretch it back to the proper position. This maintenance can extend the life and look of your carpet. A carpet that is properly stretched allows for more effective carpet cleaning. Call today for your carpet stretching evaluation and appointment with a professional carpet repair technician.
Unfixable Stains are Repairable
If you have a stain that is deep into the fibers or covers a larger area, you’re going to need to replace the damaged section. Hopefully you still have some remnants of carpet that you saved when it was originally installed, but if you don’t, you can still get a replacement section from the back of a closet.
Remember, all carpet has a grain or texture as a result of the way it’s manufactured. Brush it one way the fibers stand up, brush it the other way and the fibers seem to lay down. You want to make sure that any replacement piece you use is positioned so the grain is running the same way as the rest of the carpet. Also, we suggest that replacement pieces are less noticeable if they are cut in the shape of a triangle or a circle. Squares and rectangles somehow catch the eye.
Cutting and Plugging
With the price of carpet these days, we all want to make sure that the carpet in our homes last. That’s why one of the most disheartening things that can happen is to get a stain or a burn on your carpet. However; just because your carpet has had an accident doesn’t mean you need to replace it. You may be able to patch or fix the damaged section.
Heavy foot traffic, improper installation or poor quality can all contribute to seam damage on carpets. Carpets with torn seams or frayed seams should be repaired. Our professional and certified carpet repair specialists can repair your seams to like-new conditions.
Carpets that meet up to tile, stone, or wood surfaces sometimes need threshold repairs if carpets are pulled away from or damaged at the threshold. Our repair specialists have the right tools and expertise to provide the carpeting with a nice clean threshold.
Carpet & Padding Re-Install
If your carpets were pulled back due to pet damage or water damage and left off the tack strips, we can reinstall the carpet for you. Also, if you have carpet or padding that needs installation, our professional and carpet repair/installation staff can re-install carpets and padding.