When carpet is installed, it is first cut to shape and then laid in the room. It is then stretched and attached to tack strips located on the perimeter of the room. Over time and with basic use, your carpet will stretch out and become loose. This loose carpet will appear in the forms of wrinkles, wrinkles that are quite unsightly. Don’t worry though, because these wrinkles can be easily removed.
How are carpet wrinkles repaired?
To remove wrinkles from your wall to wall carpet, it will have to be re-stretched. The cleaner will then re-attach the carpet, pulling it tight and eliminating wrinkles.
How much does carpet stretching cost?
Like everything else, costs do vary by your area. In general though, expect to pay between $2 to $4 a square yard. To figure out your square yards, take the length of the room in feet and multiply it by the width of the room in feet. Now, divide it by 9 and you have your square yardage.
Steps To Stretch Carpet
Step 1: First, the carpet repair technician will move furniture out of the room with wrinkles. Large items like couches, dressers and tables will have to be moved to another rooms so that the carpet can be lifted easily.
Step 2: Next, the carpet is unattached to the tack strip. The technician will detach the carpet along 2, 3 or all of the walls. They will do this by using a knee kicker along the perimeter to push the carpet off of the tack strip.
Step 3: Now that the carpet is loose, the technician can cut off excess carpet. Since the carpet has stretched out over time, it has actually increased in size. In most cases, 2 to 4 inches of carpet must be cut off of the carpet.
Step 4: After the carpet has been cut to size, it can now be reattached to the tack strip. The carpet repair technician will use a power stretcher to apply the proper tension to the carpet. Power stretchers are stretching tools that are braced on the wall on one end. The other end, connected by long poles, has a head that grips the carpet and pushes it towards the opposite wall.
Step 5: Next, the carpet is tucked neatly under the baseboards, any seams that have been cut can be reattached using a carpet seaming iron. The seaming iron heats up 3 to 4 inch wide glue strips that connect two pieces of carpet.
Step 6: Lastly, the repair technician will clean up any scraps of carpet and carpet padding. Furniture can then be moved back into the room and it can be put back to use.