Poor installation of carpet often leads to wrinkles in the carpet. Sometimes water damage or simply aging can also produce similar effects on the carpet. In such cases, carpet stretching becomes inevitable. You should consider about stretching carpet as soon as first few wrinkles begin to show.
Delaying this job can damage the carpet permanently as the wrinkles often lead to ripping and tearing of the carpet. Moreover, there are chances of people tripping over it and getting themselves injured. To check if the carpet needs to be stretched again, you need to lift it up at the center and then snap it back. If it lays flat, you probably do not need to stretch it. However, if it does not go back to its place, then your carpet needs a stretching. Professional carpet stretching companies can be called for assistance, if you are not sure you can accomplish the job on your own. Most carpet stretching companies will work by removing the tacks from their place, pulling the carpet and then stretching it again by replacing the tacks. The cost of stretching carpet will be about the same as that for installing it. Most companies will charge you somewhere around 0.50 cents per foot. The cost may rise up to $1.00, if they are required to move any furniture. All in all, the entire cost of carpet stretching is far less costly than new carpet. That is not too much of an amount to spend for a professional work. However, if you do not have the time to wait for their ‘waiting customers list’ to clear up, you can indeed consider doing the job yourself. A tool rental shop will not typically charge you more than $50 for the above mentioned tools.