• What Is Carpet Stretching and How Does It Repair My Carpet?

    There’s more to keeping your house looking great than upholstery and carpet cleaning.

    Stretching the carpet in a room

    You probably know how important upholstery and carpet cleaning are to keeping your house looking and feeling great. Sometimes, however, other issues can crop up with your carpet, such as rippling, that cannot only be unattractive but also a bit of a hazard. That’s where carpet stretching comes in. Here’s the lowdown:

    Why Would I Need Carpet Stretching?

    Over time, with wear and tear and lots of foot traffic, carpet can pull away from the floor beneath it and start to ripple or bunch. This looks terrible, and it can also cause a tripping hazard. You can tell by looking across the surface of your carpet to see if you have any of the rippling or lumping or bunching.

    What is Carpet Stretching?

    Carpet stretching is done to pull the wrinkles and ripples out of your carpet. Using special tools such as power stretchers, knee kickers, tack board staplers, and utility knives, a professional can reposition and re-tack your carpet to pull out those wrinkles and bumps.

    How Does This Help My Carpet?

    Stretching your carpet will not only improve the appearance of your carpet and take away the tripping hazard, it can also help repair your carpet and prevent future damage.

    When carpet starts to wrinkle, it gets worse over time as the rest of the carpet pulls up from the tack boards. This can cause damage to the edges of the carpeting as well as create an ideal environment for extra wear and tear to the areas that are wrinkled, as they get pushed up and down. This can cause actual rips and tears over time if it’s left untreated.

    If you see any wrinkles or uneven wear in your carpet, you might need to have it stretched. For a professional evaluation of your carpet, in addition to regular upholstery and carpet cleaning, contact the team at Whitehall Carpet Cleaners by calling 803-732-3200 or by clicking here.

    By: Matt Lashway Wednesday, September 23, 2015
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