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Question DetailsAsked on 9/21/2011

How do you remove the bumps in carpets after they start to stretch

After a few years, carpets seem to "bump up" near the edges and near door ways.

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Bumps and ripples in carpet are the result of improper installation. Although it should not happen the condition is commonplace. It can be easily repaired but to do so requires specific tools such as a knee kicker and power stretcher. These are expensive tools and specific to the carpet industry so it would be rare for a homeowner to have them.

It's possible you could rent the tools but even so it would be difficult for someone with no experience to use them effectively. It is laborious work that requires strength and finesse. I strongly recomment calling an installer or a carpet cleaner who does repairs. If you need tips on how to find the right person or company you can feel free to call me. My contact information is here.

Answered 9 years ago by Accuclean


Bumps or ripples are cause for a variety of reasons, the carpets were not properly stretch with a power- stretcher when Installed- some carpets will loosen up over the years from wear. or if a carpet is cleaned with to much moisture Having a carpet restretched will add more life to a carpet and should be done by a pro, in your situation the door seams have to be cut open, then stretched and stayed. than recut and redo the seams.

Answered 8 years ago by patsnyder

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