Carpet Stretching: Everything You Need To Know

May 8, 2024

Hydro Clean is made up of a team of experts that have the skills necessary to clean and maintain your carpets, upholstery and tile floors. We aim to provide the Colorado Springs area with the most efficient residential and commercial carpet cleaning services possible. Whether you’ve spilled some red wine on your favorite carpet, or have a new furry family member who isn’t quite potty trained, our specialists are here to help!

Many people believe that the only way to fix carpet ripples is to completely tear out the carpet, and install a new one. The team at Hydro Clean is here to debunk some myths about carpet ripples. If you’ve damaged your carpet in some way, don’t fret just yet! We’re going to explain what carpet stretching consists of, and how we can have your carpet back to normal in no time!

What Is Carpet Stretching?

Carpet stretching is a process that involves pulling a carpet tighter and re-securing it to the tack along the exterior of a room. This removes the buckling and rippling from a carpet, and makes the loose fibers tight again. When carpets are properly stretched, it helps ensure the integrity and life span of the carpet. It also reduces possible hazards, such as tripping over a buckled carpet.

Causes Of Buckled Carpet

Carpet bubbles don’t always mean that your carpet is made of cheap materials, or was installed incorrectly. Carpets can become loose and develop carpet buckles for many reasons. Some of these include:

  • Heavy Traffic
    • If your carpet is in an area that sees more traffic than normal, this can eventually lead to a loose carpet. A common area that homeowners experience buckled carpet is in a playroom. This happens because children are always running around and pushing their toys on the carpet. Eventually, after a few years, this wear and tear weakens the carpet’s structure and can lead to it loosening.
  • Heavy Furniture
    • If you’re moving heavy furniture across carpet repeatedly, you’ll eventually notice the edges begin to lift up and ripple.
  • Incorrect Padding
    • Padding is just as important as the carpet you choose. If your padding and carpet aren’t complementary, then the padding can fail at its job. Poor padding can lead to your carpet becoming loose over time.
  • Poor Installation
    • If your carpet isn’t stretched and installed properly, then it’s likely that it will become more loose over time.

Once carpets become loose and begin to form ripples, it will only get worse. Carpets are meant to lie flat, so any movement on a raised carpet causes the loosening to quicken.

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If you think that your carpets need to be stretched, repaired or are interested in learning more about our upholstery cleaning services, contact us today! Whatever your carpet and upholstery concerns are, our team of experts is equipped to find solutions that’ll bring your place back to life! We look forward to working with you!

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