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Answers to questions about Carpet Stretching in Fort Lauderdale

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When buckled carpet is not stretched it will eventually lead to permanent damage of carpet fibers and backing. In addition, the risk of, de lamination and splitting of the carpet's backing will increase if effective re-stretching is ignored

Maybe. But in most cases no. It take years and multiple 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.

Some homeowners prefer to stay home while technician(s) stretch or repair the carpet. Others like to get out of way and let The Carpet Handyman handle business without pressure of being hovered over. Ultimately, it's all up to you and what makes you feel more comfortable. However, keep in mind that if you stay home please give technician(s) ample space to work and move freely.

No. Using a knee kicker only may be the reason waves and buckles 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.

Have the carpet stretched first, then painted. This will prevent damage to new, uncured paint on surfaces such as baseboards or trim.The Carpet Handyman recommend re-stretching first, before any carpet cleaning is done. However, we do recommend vacuuming prior to carpet re-stretching service.

Glued down carpet is not a good candidate for carpet re-stretching. Rooms with furniture, cabinets or shelving, installed on top of carpet that can't be moved is another issue. Another problem is busted concrete slab underneath that does not allow for secure tack strip along the edges. In addition, too many doorways or angles can cause issues especially in hallways.

All carpet 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 custom price quote for your particular carpet stretching repair needs. The location of your job is also another factor. However, we do have a $135.00 minimum for carpet re-stretching. To get a accurate estimate for carpet stretching, please fill out the contact form below.

A. Our carpet re-stretching warranty is for the lifetime of the carpet, excluded if defective. A carpet technician can go over the specific details of your warranty, answering additional questions you may have.

While it is possible to DIY a carpet stretching project, we recommend hiring a professional who has experience and the necessary tools that reduce the likelihood of mistakes, such as broken seams or additional damage to the material. If you have any other questions, Word of Mouth Carpet Restorations can answer them, or hire us to tackle the project for you. Call us Today! 954-724-0047.

Carpet cleaning professionals use a power stretcher for most of the work. A smaller stretcher, also known as a knee kicker, is used for tight corners. The padding tack boards are replaced to create a new base. After the excess carpet is removed, the flooring is secured against the wall with a staple gun. During the stretching process, it is possible to patch stains or holes in the carpet.

Carpet stretching can solve many issues with minimal expense. Stretching will help the carpet look flush again. It will also make the cleaning process more effective because quality cleaners and vacuums will pull the loose fabric causing more damage to the flooring. Stretching will lengthen the lifespan because it pulls the underlying warp and it redistributes the patterns of wear. The process is fairly simple, and homeowners usually don’t need to remove all the furniture from a room.

Normal carpet wear, sliding around heavy furniture, playing with a pet or exceptionally high foot traffic can cause a carpet to bunch in some places or ripple. Installation or manufacturing mistakes can also result in these flaws. Carpet is made of four layers.The first layer is the yarn that you walk on. The second layer is the primary backing. The third layer is a secondary backing, and each layer is held together by a latex adhesive. Since the adhesive generally contains a type of clay made out of marble dust, it absorbs moisture and expands. When this happens, the expansion will cause a buckle. Applying new carpet in the winter can also increase the risk of ripples. When it is cold, the carpet backing is stiff and difficult to stretch. When the warm summer months approach, the backing will relax, and then bubbles will appear in the carpet. While the problem seems minor, if it is not addressed it can cause more extensive rippling and eventually need replacement.