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How Much Does it Cost to Stretch a Carpet in Tampa?

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As time passes, your carpet may start to get loose and begin to detach from the tacking strips where it was initially installed. This may happen because of pushing and pulling home furnishings above the carpeting, instead of lifting it, or if the carpet was not fitted correctly. Should this happen, the carpet will start to bunch up and bulge in certain spots, generally in some of those high-traffic areas. In the event you disregard the bulges, not only do they generate safety problems in your home or business, since people might easily trip on them and get injured, but will also wear the carpet fast in this spot. With constant foot traffic, within several months to a year, the carpets will wear away, and the bulge starts to turn into a rip with frayed edges. The best way to remove bunched up sections and bulges from the carpet is with carpet stretching services in Tampa. Ideally, you will want to have Tampa carpet stretching services performed as soon as you notice there is a problem with the carpet to prevent it from becoming torn, frayed, and damaged.

Fair price breakdown

The cost of carpet stretching in Tampa can be determined by the difficulty of the task and the tools needed. Professional carpet stretching in Tampa that utilizes power stretchers can cost around $.30 to $.50 per square foot. It may cost more if there are a lot of home furnishings that must be removed from the place. Some professionals may charge an hourly fee amounting to $60 to $80. All in all, you may expect a call out fee amounting to $99 up to $399.

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Some homeowners want to save on the costs of hiring professional carpet stretching Tampa services and prefer to do it on their own. However, manual stretching is mostly not effective and may result in more damages that can cost more to repair. If you want to do the task on your own, you might need to rent equipment like power stretcher and power kicker. The rental on these tools will not help you save costs. Not only is DIY carpet stretching back breaking if you do not have enough knowledge, but you are also only exposing your carpet to more damage. Hiring a professional Tampa carpet stretching service is more economical and cost-effective since it will save you time.

Hillsborough County Carpet Stretching FAQ

No. Carpet stretching services are only limited to stretching. Any other job that has to be done to your carpet is considered to be a different service and might incur an additional fee. Repairs that should be made to your carpet must be coordinated with the contractor.

It depends on the condition of your carpet. Most carpet issues can be fixed by stretching and repairs. A good stretching job can return the beauty of your carpet. It can remove the bulging and flatten the surface of the carpeting. However, if wrinkles and bulges are not the only problems of your carpet, like if it has damaged areas and evident signs of wear and tear because of old age, you might consider replacing it.

To get the best stretching job, the room or area occupied by the carpet must be empty. If you remove your home furnishings and other décor in the room, it can save you costs on labor and time. When stretching the carpet, it should be stretched on both sides to make it even. This can only be done in a vacant room.

Last Updated: Jan 24, 2020

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