Stitch Carpet Repair is Austin's best carpet stretching service. No matter if you're just looking to re-stretch a small room or have re-stretching done through your whole home, we can do it all. Stretching carpet can extend its life, improve the appearance and remove tripping hazards. Carpet stretching may be required when the carpet has become loose or has wrinkles. People will often describe carpets that need this service as being wrinkled, having bumps, wavy, buckling, rippling, or feels loose.
Loose or buckling carpet is often caused by not having carpet stretched properly when it’s first installed. Some lesser-known causes of loose carpeting are improper carpet cleaning, water damage, extreme temperatures, and or humidity. The carpet will react to the effects of heat (above 95°F) and cold (below 65°F) by expanding and contracting. Carpet Installed in a home with no HVAC system when it is cold out can become difficult to stretch and will loosen after the carpet has warmed up. For this reason, it is very important to have the home temperature set between 65 and 95 during and after the carpet installation. When a home goes from cool to hot regularly, the carpet will become loose.
Improper carpet cleaning is a big problem in Austin, TX. When too much moisture is left in the carpet after cleaning, the carpet backing can start to break down and become loose. If the carpet is saturated, it will cause delamination (separation of the secondary backing from the primary backing). Delamination is permanent and cannot be repaired. There’s an additional risk of mold and mildew problems if the water is left in the carpet for as little as 24 hours. For this reason, it is very important to have your carpeting professionally cleaned.
Stretching is also used to reattach carpet that has pulled away from the wall or threshold. If the carpet has been pulled back or remove due to foundation repair, construction, or flooding, it can be reinstalled. Stretching a carpet can be simple in a square room. But can become complicated in rooms with more than one door, closet, coves, furniture, and custom built-in desk, shelves, and bookcases. Stretching carpet in a hall may require the remaking of the carpet seems going into other rooms with carpet. I use a power stretcher for all re-stretches and installations. This will produce a much tighter stretch than using just a knee kicker or mini stretcher (crap jack). The Mini carpet stretchers (crap jacks) are for pattern matching, not for Installation or stretching. The knee kicker is used for stairs and lite adjustments, not for carpet Installation or stretching. Suppose you have plans to have your carpet cleaned. It’s recommended to have this done after stretching the carpet.
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