Carpet stretching process
Carpet stretching is a complex undertaking, so you are better off hiring a professional carpet stretching company. Professional carpet repairers use a number of tools including power stretchers, seam irons, and knee kickers to stretch and fasten the carpet. The technicians will assess your carpet and give you a price quotation before starting the stretching process.
SteamLine professionals start off by making sure that your tack strips are in good condition. It may be necessary to replace the tack strips if they are damaged or weak. They will then check the pad to make sure that it hasn’t been compromised. In some cases, the carpet may need to be measured and trimmed again so that it can fit perfectly in the room. Then carpet stretching expert will use a power stretcher to stretch the carpet across the floor.
Benefits of carpet stretching
Stretching can prolong the lifespan of your carpet. The fabric of a loose carpet is more likely to wear off faster, especially in areas where there is high foot traffic. If you let your carpet stay loose for a long, it can start to get worn out, ripped and frayed. By properly stretching a carpet, you reduce the chances of it getting tattered, thus prolonging its lifespan.
A loose carpet tends to accumulate more dirt and it is more difficult to clean and maintain. When a carpet is well stretched, it becomes easier to run a vacuum or steam cleaner over it There also won’t be any wrinkles that act as dirt traps.
Is carpet stretching worth it?
Carpet stretching is worth it because it saves you money in the long run. Since stretching prolongs the lifespan of your carpet, it means that you won’t have to replace it. It costs way more to replace a carpet that it does to stretch it.