Could Stretching The Carpet Help Improve My Home?

Sometimes you choose the perfect color and type of carpet but it begins to look sad and lumpy. Over time, your carpet goes through a great deal of wear and tear in a number of different ways:

  • Heavy foot traffic 
  • Dragging heavy furniture across carpet often can cause rippling 
  • Wrong padding for that type carpet
  • Poor installation 

Carpet stretching involves pulling the carpeting tighter and re-securing it to the tack or anchor strips located along the perimeter of the room in the sub-flooring. 

Benefits Of Carpet Stretching

Fortunately, carpet wrinkles can be stretched out in most situations. The quicker the wrinkles are removed the less likely the carpet will have permanent creases.  

The uneven carpet surface caused by wrinkles could cause children, pets, or the aged to trip and fall while walking across the room. In order to avert accidents, homeowners should consider having GM Carpet Care come to stretch out the wrinkles. There are other problems that can result. Cleaning becomes harder and the use of steamers will cause additional strain on the carpet, reducing its lifespan.

The benefits are threefold- increased safety, longer lifespan and enhanced beauty. 

  • You want a safer home for your family. 
  • Carpet stretching extends the lifespan of your carpet. When the wrinkles are cleared off the surface of the carpet, dirt and soil are prevented from settling in the uneven areas. 
  • Wrinkles and lumps on carpets reduce the beauty and value of your home. You have already invested a lot of money in a quality carpet– let GM Service help your home look it’s best. 

How Many Times Can You Stretch A Carpet?

While not intuitive, a higher grade of carpet is more difficult to repair or install correctly than a cheap, thin material. If a carpet is of good quality, properly installed and properly maintained, it should stay in place and not need stretching. However, if you do see rolls and decide to stretch your carpet rather than replace it, it should never be stretched more than once. If you see rolls again, it’s time to replace the carpeting.

Should I Clean It First?

That is mostly a personal preference. It’s oten best to clean the carpet second since carpet stretches better dry. Then clean immediately after the stretching– in the same visit. However, the skilled technicians at GM Carpet Care might have another suggestion for your situation. Count on the experts to guide you in all areas of carpet care. 

For Carpet Stretching In Tom’s River

Properly and professionally maintaining your floors is a great investment in your home. You need a team that you can trust to clean, repair and help your carpets last as long as possible. Ocean County’s largest, most experienced residential carpet care company, GM Carpet Care has been carpet cleaning in Toms River for over 40 years. For help with specialized services like carpet stretching,  upholstery cleaning, pressure washing, or pet odor removal, call the Tom’s River experts. Call today or request a quote!