You moved into the home of your dreams a few years back and it was amazing. Suddenly one day you notice that a piece of your carpet is starting to roll/ripple. You don’t think anything of it at first, but over time the ripple gets worse. In fact, another ripple slowly forms next to it. How do you fix it? These are signs of aging, so many think that it’s time to replace the carpet. A few ripples by themselves is no reason to change your flooring in your Bay Area home. In fact, you can either hire someone to repair the carpet or fix the carpet ripples through a few steps.
- You need to remove all the furniture in the affected area.
- Determine what was used to secure the carpet near the areas that have carpet ripples.
- Use a tool to pry the carpet off the secure area and then straighten out any padding.
- If installed tacking can no longer be used due to damage, then replace it. Please ensure you do this only if you are experienced or working with someone who has appropriate knowledge/skills.
- Remove any frayed carpeting using a cutting tool and then reseal the ends to prevent further loosening of the fabric.
- Utilize a power stretcher (could be rented) to stretch the carpet ripples out and put it back to like new condition.
- Use a hammer or mallet to attach the carpet to the tack.
- Make sure you completely inspect the carpet to capture each area of concern so no more rippling exists.
Regardless of the extent of rippling, you may be able to avoid spending extra money to replace it. This can often be fixed. Even if you are not comfortable with the above steps or do not have the right tools, you can always hire a professional at a fraction of the cost of replacing the carpet.
Dublin Carpet has been a family owned business for several decades and we strive to provide both traditional and cutting-edge flooring for all your needs. Please contact us today if you have any questions or would like to check out some of these innovative trends.