Q. What is carpet re-stretching service?
A. A carpet re-stretching service is the process of pulling your carpet tight with a tool called a power stretcher. The carpet is then re-secured around the perimeter of the room. The original installer should have placed tack strips along the edges of the floor. These same tack strips are used to hold the carpet in place. If the tack strips have become unsecured, they must be re-secured to prevent failure.
Q. Why should I have my carpet re-stretched?
A. A carpet re-stretching service will save you around 60% - 70% of the cost of a full carpet replacement in Durham NC and surrounding areas. Also, a tight taut carpet is much easier to clean. You will get better cleaning results having a tight, bubble free carpet.
Q. How do I know if I need carpet re-stretching in Raleigh Durham Chapel Hill NC and surrounding areas?
A. If you see wrinkles or bumps in your carpet that is a sure sign that your carpets need re-stretching. Another indication is excessive slack or movement of carpet when you walk across it.
Q. I am having the walls and trim in a room painted that need carpet stretching. Should I have the carpet stretched before or after the room is painted?
A. Have the carpet stretched first, then painted. This will prevent damage to new, uncured paint on surfaces such as baseboards.
Q. Can carpet re-stretching be a D-I-Y project?
A. Maybe. But in most cases no. It can take many years and hundreds of jobs for a carpet technician to be skilled enough to properly and effectively re-stretch carpet. On some occasions, carpet re-stretching is more difficult than new installation. Only a true seasoned professional can compensate for the different situations and challenges required to properly re-stretch carpet.
Q. Do you re-stretch glued down carpet?
Q. What causes these "waves" “buckles” or "bumps" in my carpet?
A. The main reason is an inferior, carpet installation. Over-wetting the carpet from subpar carpet cleaning and flood water, can be a factor. Also, exposure to high heat will cause the backing of the carpet to expand and loosen over time. In additionly, a "defective run" of carpet from the mill could be the source of waves or buckling in your carpet.
Q. Can't you just bump the wrinkles or bubbles out of the carpet with a knee kicker?
A. No. Stretching carpet with only a knee kicker may be the reason waves, buckles or bubbles have developed in your carpet. Today's carpet should only be installed (or re-stretched) via the use of a "power stretcher". This is because a power stretcher uses leverage to stretch the carpet backing to render a flat tight carpet.
Q. What are the consequences of ignoring the need for carpet re-stretching in Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, NC and surrounding areas?
A. If lax, buckled carpet is not stretched it can lead to permanent damage of the carpet's backing. More than that, de lamination and splitting open of the carpet's backing is considered permanent damage.
Q. What do you charge for carpet re-stretching in Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, NC and surrounding areas?
A. All carpet re-stretching repair jobs are not the same. Example: Some jobs have multiple angles and doorways that have to be taken into consideration that another job may not have. Speak with one of our technicians to get a CUSTOMIZED price quote for your particular carpet stretching repair needs. The location of your job is also another factor. However, we do have a $95.00 minimum for carpet re-stretching.
Q. What type of warranty comes with a carpet re-stretching service?
A. Our carpet re-stretching warranty is for the lifetime of the carpet. A carpet technician can go over the specific details of your warranty, answering additional questions you may have.
To get your carpet re-stretched, get in contact with us. Give us a call or fill out the contact form below. Get an estimated cost for carpet re-stretching in Garner and Durham NC and surrounding areas.
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