How to know if my carpet needs re-stretching?
There are signs to look for to determine if your carpet needs re-stretching. The #1 key factor in determining this is you notice the carpet doesn’t lay flat. If your carpet has bubbles, wrinkles, lumps or has bunched up, it is a good indication your carpet needs to be re-stretched before it gets worse and cause permanent damage to the carpet’s backing and fibers. Also you want to check the edges of the room. The edges of the carpet should be tucked flat and securely at the baseboard. Your carpet needs to be re-stretched if the edges of the carpet are raised.
Additionally you can check your carpet by going to the center of the room and carefully pull the carpet upwards with your fingers or use a tool such as a pair pliers or a awl. If the carpet doesn’t snaps back into place quickly then you have to much play and not enough tension in your carpet. The carpet should not stay elevated once pulled upward and should not hesitate to snap back into place. If your carpet does not snap back into place or if the carpet stays elevated you need a carpet re-stretching service to correct this issue.
If you need a carpet re-stretching service, contact the professionals at BEB Flooring today.