Professional Carpet Stretching in Portland, Hillsoro, Beaverton, West Linn, Tigard, Lake Oswego, and Tualatin Oregon

PORTLAND, OR  – A+ Carpet Cleaning knows that carpets have a vital impact on the comfort and appearance of your home. Taking care of spots, stains, and odors in your carpet is a specialty of ours, but we also offer carpet repair and re-stretch. If you’re seeing ripples, bubbles, or wrinkles in your carpet, that’s a good sign that you may be in need of a carpet re-stretch. As your local carpet re-stretching business, we wanted to offer you some information on why carpet bubbling happens and what can be done about it!

Where did the ripple in my carpet come from?

It can be discouraging when you see a peak or a ripple forming in your carpet. More often than not, the problem starts with the installation. If the carpet wasn’t stretched in properly to begin with,  it is only a short matter of time before it will need re-stretched. This is especially the case when the carpet is not that old and yet has already begun developing ripples or peaks. Inevitably, however, carpets do relax no matter what, which results in looser carpet and ergo carpet ripples. Unfortunately, it is not uncommon for us to receive calls about homes that were just built in the past few years… and the carpet is bubbling. This is why we don’t recommend knee-kicking as a method for carpet stretch; it is a temporary solution that will often require another appointment within a couple years.

Carpet is also bound to wear as it is shifted and moved and walked on. Over time, the binding loosens and you have a carpet bubble. If you find yourself moving heavy furniture across your carpet on a regular basis, that may cause an early onset of carpet rippling or bubbling. Stairs and hallways are often the first to show signs of carpet bubbles because they are higher trafficked areas.

What do I do about the ripples in my carpet?

Call a professional carpet cleaner in Portland like A+ Carpet Cleaning! We know it’s tempting to look up “how to restretch carpet myself,” but when it comes to the integral parts of your home, it’s best to leave it to the professionals. Carpet restretching is not an easy task. A+ Carpet Cleaning in Portland utilizes power stretching. Our technician will first go along the wall and remove the carpet off the tack strips. They will then use the power stretcher to stretch the carpet in the whole room, remove the buckle, cut the excess carpet, and return it to the tack strip with the proper stretch. Some business will simply knee kick the carpet back in, but this is not a long term solution, as mentioned prior. We’d encourage you to research the difference.

Why should I fix the ripples in my carpet?

Maybe you’re looking at the little hill on your step and thinking, this isn’t a big deal. A ripple or bubble in your carpet can become a safety hazard if left alone–as it is often lifting the carpet unnaturally high and making it a tripping hazard. Letting your carpet sit in hills is also detrimental to the carpet itself; it is more likely to wear and tear the fibers down at the peak, leaving it to look worn if you ever have them stretched.

Will I be able to see where the carpet was rippled after its stretched?

We typically recommend letting us professional clean your carpets directly after we stretch them, and this is precisely one of the reasons why! When we don’t clean & reset the carpet fibers after doing re-stretching, often the carpet will still have the appearance of ripples because of the uneven wear/soiling to the carpet to the peak of them. We even reduce the cost of stretching when you have us clean the carpets afterwards. If you are truly wanting to restore your carpets without the bill of carpet replacement, you may be amazed at the effectiveness of a combined carpet clean and stretch. We have had many testimonies from clients now saying that they were planning on replacing the carpets, and our services saved them the money and the hassle.

Who you gonna call?

If you need restretching in Portland, call A+ Carpet Cleaning at 503-314-7453! If you aren’t sure your carpet needs restretched, or you have questions about our business or processes, we’re also happy to answer and offer an information or advise we have from a professional standpoint.

A+ Carpet Cleaning is a local, family-owned business that offers carpet cleaning, carpet stretching, carpet repair, air duct cleaning, dryer vent cleaning, upholstery cleaning, area rug cleaning, and tile & grout cleaning. We have been in the area for over 15 years and have been thrilled to be a local business in Portland (you can see our other locations as well).

A+ Carpet Cleaning – Portland
2885 NW 111th Ct, Portland, OR 97229
(503) 314-7453 

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