Catherine Carpet June 19th, 2018 - 19:37:13
When an original installation is done properly you should never need to re-stretch loose carpet. Proper installation requires a tool called a stretcher or a power stretcher. (Not a kicker kickers arent nearly enough.) When you see ripples wrinkles or bunched-up carpet thats when you know you need to have it stretched. Most of the time a loose carpet can be re-stretched without needing to take apart seams. If seams do need to be taken apart it opens up a whole other can of worms. If theres some furniture in the room we can often use our carpet stretcher without having to clear the room entirely. Often we can move the furniture from one side of the room to the other and stretch one side of the room at a time.
Over soaking your carpeting- Be careful not to over soak your carpeting. While getting caught up in the frenzy of getting you carpets as clean as you would like you may want to go over spots several times until the water extracted will virtually run clean. The problem with this can sometimes be getting too much water soaked into the carpet pad which can then easily mold or mildew. Depending on several conditions that vary from house to house drying can be a problem for some and not others. I would suggest if you would like to get your carpets as clean as you can breaking up the project into two different weekends to allow the carpet ample time in between to dry.
If you have carpet that looks more like the ocean than a flat carpet you may have a problem. As soon as it begins to loosen up and become rippled it wears faster. The bigger the ripples the faster the ripples grow. This is because carpet is designed to lay flat and not move at all. When you walk on carpet ripples it causes the carpet to move up and down further loosening it. If your carpet is loose its time to take action. In most cases carpet stretching can fix the ripples and buckles and theres no need to waste money replacing the carpet because of how it lays. Carpet stretching is a common type of carpet repair that essentially involves pulling the carpet up from around one or more edges of the room re-stretching it to proper tightness cutting the carpet to the proper length tacking back down into place and finally tucking it in along the edge.
Removing replacing or installing new built-in furniture walls floor heaters toilets cabinets and other fixtures are just a few reasons that a carpet installer will need install the carpet properly into the room. This will require some new tack strip and possibly some new carpet and pad to add to the area. Many times the customer will have some carpet left over from the installation. If not we can often take carpet from the closet. Removing carpet and carpet pad is simple but sometimes strenuous. If we are trying to save the carpet to use in a different room or to re-carpet the hallway or stairway we will want to try to keep it in one piece. If the objective is just to remove old carpet and old carpet pad we will make it easy on ourselves by cutting the carpet into strips approximately two feet wide.