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Carpet Stretching

CARPET STRETCHING

Dealing with unwanted ripples in your carpet? Well we can help fix them!

There are many causes associated with ripples forming in your wall-to-wall carpeting. From heavy furniture being pushed around the room, to high-traffic areas, your carpet will begin to loosen over time, leaving you with an unwanted ripple in the middle of your room. The longer you wait to correct it, the worse it will get. With the help of our trained carpet stretching technicians, our re-stretch process will bring your carpet back to life.So

How do we re-stretch the carpet you ask? 

carpet stretching repairHere are some of the tools and techniques we use to remove the ripples in your carpet.

TOOLS WE USE FOR CARPET STRETCHING

  • Power Stretcher
  •  Flat-Head Screwdriver
  • Needle-Nose Pliers
  •  Knee Kicker
  • Rubber Mallet
  • Utility KnifeStair Tool

STEP 1: CLEAR THE ROOM

Remove as much furniture from the room as you can. We will be happy to help as much as possible but are limited in items we can touch. Having a clear space to work in will ease the carpet stretching process.

STEP 2: DETACHING OF THE CARPET

Using the flat-head screwdriver and a little muscle, we will detach the carpet from the wall that the carpet will need to be stretched too. We do not completely detach all areas as that is not necessary, our carpet stretching technicians will evaluate the situation and proceed to detach what is needed.

STEP 3: POWER STRETCHING THE CARPET

Now it’s time to stretch that carpet. The power stretcher will be placed against the wall with the carpet still anchored. The tool is adjusted so that the end with the teeth is six inches away from the opposite wall.  Starting in the center of the wall, we will then push the lever until you successfully stretch the carpet to the wall.  This process is repeated as we move along the wall until the entire edge has been pulled to the proper length.

STEP 4: KNEE KICKER

Not only does the knee kicker help with tightening the stretch properly, but also comes in handy when trying to stretch a carpet in corners where it’s difficult to use the power stretcher.  The teeth of the knee kicker is placed into the carpet that needs to be stretched and then we literally take our knee and smash the rubber end of the knee kicker.

STEP 5: CUT OFF EXCESS CARPET

Once the carpet is stretched properly and the ripples are no longer visible There will now be excess carpet that needs to be cut off. We will then utilize the utility knife and cut off the excess carpet. Now the carpet stretching almost complete.

STEP 6: RE-PLACE THE CARPET WITH STAIR TOOL

Now utilizing the stair tool and rubber mallet, we wedge the carpet back into place between the tack strip and wall.

Thats it! Now your unwanted ripples are gone and your carpet looks like it was just laid. All that is left is a carpet cleaning to make it look like new! Call us today 407-947-6724