Fort Worth Carpet Stretching Service from DFW Steam Cleaning is a service that is needed for by most home owners with new carpeting.

Smooth Tight Carpets Look Great

Carpet Stretching

Flip through any home design magazine and you will notice that you will see mostly hardwood floor, tile flooring, or stone flooring. You would be led to believe that these flooring materials are the most popular, but you would be wrong. Carpeting is the most popular flooring solution in the market place. Carpet provides a soft warm surface that also reduces noise. Property stretched tight carpeting is not loose carpeting, and with proper care can last a long time.

Wrinkles in Your Carpet? Need a Carpet Face Lift?

Like all flooring, carpeting is going to sustain some serious wear and tear. Especially in high traffic areas (family room, hallways, stairs) the pile will get a bit worn down or stains may occur. These problems can easily be prevented with carpet runners or decorative rugs, but the real problem is when the carpeting becomes unfastened. Unlike hardwood or stone floors that come in solid pieces, carpeting is sewn together in layers of materials and fabrics, which means that the surface (pile) or the entire installation itself can slowly become undone over time. Often this is seen in the form of wrinkles that usually occur at the edges of a room. But if not addressed immediately, these wrinkles can spread in number and size, soon taking over an entire area of the house. Not only are these folds unsightly, they're also dangerous since they're a camouflaged tripping hazard to children, the elderly, and other guests. So to prevent the problem from getting worse, and to avoid a lawsuit as well, you'll want to fix this glitch as soon as possible.

Carpet Restretching

Whether it's coming up by itself or you pull it up to get it out of the way while remodeling, you'll want to reinstall carpeting quickly. A few special tools are required. First, a power stretcher is needed for a bulk of the work. Then a smaller stretcher (a knee kicker) is called upon for the tight corners. You'll also want a stapler for tack boards and padding (which probably need to be re-purchased) as well as a utility knife (a carpet cutter) to create seams. As you can see, a lot of things have to be rented before you even get to the work, which is often hard on the knees (you'll want pads, as well as goggles and gloves) and can cause a crick in your back with all the bending. So by the time you add up the costs to your budget and body, it may be just as economical to hire a contractor. They cost about $100 and can finish carpet restretching in no time. Plus it's specialized work, and often, amateurs make visible mistakes (broken seams) or cause additional harm to the fabric itself (unraveled fibers). So to avoid the extra expense of replacement or repairs, it's smart to get it done right the first time: hire a professional.