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Means of Staying Wise in Tackling Carpet Repair of Loose Carpeting by Theresa Flores





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Means of Staying Wise in Tackling Carpet Repair of Loose Carpeting


 
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When carpeting is installed in a home, it is stretched over your floor onto tack strips which secure it on the sides. Over time, the weight of furniture and the action of people moving over the carpeting can cause the carpet's backing to break down, resulting in random loose, wrinkled areas. When that happens, assuming the carpeting is otherwise in good shape, it can be restretched to remove the wrinkles.

Over time with general use and age your carpet will actually stretch out. This will often show itself as wrinkles and loose spots in your carpeting. Loose rugs wears quicker than properly installed and stretched carpet.

As expensive as carpet is today it makes since to get the problem taken care of soon as possible to prevent expensive replacement costs.

Yes, to get rid of these unsightly wrinkles, you need to have your rugs professionally stretched. If your carpet is less than a few years old, you might actually have a labor warranty that will cover the stretching costs. Before you hire anyone, check to see if your carpet is still under this warranty. If not, you will have to pay for the charges out of pocket. Unfortunately stretching is not cheap because it involves quite a bit of work. The technicians will have to move all or most of your furniture out of a room, detach the carpet from the tack strip, cut off the excess carpet and then reattach it to the tack strips. This can take hours.

If you do not have your carpeting stretched the problem will only get worse. The carpet will continue to get looser and the wrinkles will get larger and more noticeable. This not only causes the carpet to look bad but it can also shorten the life of your carpeting.

Larger areas of loose carpet are handled with a tool called a carpet stretcher. Carpet stretchers have a series of telescoping poles with a pad at one end and a large head with angled teeth and a top-mounted handle at the other end.

You won't save a lot by doing it yourself. But the big advantage is that you can get the room back in order on your schedule rather than idling on a carpet layer's backlogged customer list (or taking off work to keep the appointment).

If you are not sure what to do, it doesn't hurt to call a carpet repair service. Most will be happy to give you a free estimate and can give you recommendations as to how you should proceed. Who knows, you may only need one room stretched instead of your whole house. You do not know until you call.

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