Wrinkles, ripples, and buckles in carpet are usually caused by a failure to stretch the carpet correctly, the use of an incorrect or failed cushion, or excessive temperature and/or humidity.
The most common cause of wrinkles or humps are that the carpet was never stretched properly to begin with. In small area’s the use of a knee-kicker alone may prove to be sufficient. However in medium and larger sized area’s, the use of a power stretcher becomes an absolute necessity. Unfortunately, a common shortcut used by many installers is to use a knee-kicker instead of a power-stretcher. The reason for this is that carpet installers get paid by how many yards of carpet they can install per day. Using just a knee-kicker is much faster and a knee-kicker will usually get enough tension to at least get the carpeting to lay flat. The end result though, is that initially your carpet may look great but might start rippling within anywhere from a few weeks to a year or two after installation.
Humidity isn’t really the cause of the problem here. What’s actually happening is that latex materials used in the backing of the carpet absorb moisture. This causes the latex to expand and can cause carpet buckling if there is not sufficient tension on the carpet. You may have noticed that if you have visible ripples in your carpet they can look worse on humid days or you may get humps in your carpet that disappear when the humidity returns to normal. Many times steam carpet cleaning, which uses hot water, can cause your carpeting to buckle severely when you previously didn’t see any sign of a problem. Although the cleaner usually gets blamed for this, they are not at fault (except in the case of improper cleaning leading to excessively long drying time). Once again the cause is insufficient tension on the latex containing carpet backing brought to light by the high levels of moisture present from the cleaning. Usually, once the carpet dries fully, the buckles will settle down again.
It is a good idea to contact a professional if ripples or buckles develop. Ayoub Carpet Service can correct the problem using a professional power carpet stretcher.
Dried pet stains? Coffee or wine spills? Burns? Paint splatters?
There are many incidents that will leave stains deep within the carpet fibers. Even the most experienced carpet technician with the best equipment won’t be able to remove all stains left within a carpet. When a stain cannot be removed from carpet, the next best solution is a carpet repair/patch.
Carpet patches are used in situations where the carpet has been physically damaged such as a pulled row, a cigarette/fireplace burn or a bleach spot. There is no way a professional carpet cleaner can repair carpet that has been physically damaged. Therefore, a carpet patch is needed. A carpet patch may also be needed in pet odor situations if the contamination soaked through the carpet pad below the surface. Our skilled technicians can take out the stained carpet and patch it with a piece of your remnant carpet. They are careful to match up patterns, weaves and textures.
Don’t live with unsightly stains or tears in your carpet. Call Ayoub Carpet Service to schedule our expert technicians to come to your home and help get your carpet back to “Like-New” condition. Our customer service representatives are ready to schedule an appointment that is most convenient to your schedule.
The most common reason for a seam to come apart is wear. Over time, with traffic, the glue holding the seam together will break down. When this happens, your carpet will start to separate. Another common cause of seam damage is water. If a carpet is flooded or repeatedly over wet from improper cleaning, the seam paper can break down and the glue can loosen. This will cause it to separate.
Don’t leave seams exposed for long as the edges can fray and become further damaged. When you notice a seam showing, call Ayoub Carpet Service’s experienced technicians to schedule a seam repair and make you carpet “Look like new again.” Our customer service representatives are ready to schedule an appointment that is most convenient to your schedule. Ayoub Carpet Service serves DC, MD and VA for carpet cleaning and repairs.
Carpeting is perhaps one of the first thing you or your guests notice when entering a room. Whether it be a large or small burn mark on your carpet, it stands out dramatically. Such a blotch can be an eye-sore and embarrassing when you have company. Fortunately, our expert technicians can restore burn marks in the center of the carpet so that it will no longer be noticeable by matching weave, texture, and colors. The repair will restore the room to its original appearance and save you the expense of buying new carpet.
Don’t live with unsightly stains or tears in your carpet. Call Ayoub Carpet Service to schedule our expert technicians to come to your home and help get your carpet back to “Like-New” condition. Our customer service representatives are ready to schedule an appointment that is most convenient to your schedule. Give us a call at 703.255.6000, or fill out the form on the right to request a quote for our burn restoration services.