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07/04/2019
A loose carpet looks awful and can become a trip hazard in your home. If your flooring has become loose, in this post by Augusta Cleanpro in Augusta, GA you'll find tips to fix it on your own.

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How to Fix a Loose Carpet

Get Everything You'll Need Ready

The first thing you should realize is that while this is a fairly simple maintenance project to go through, it will be completely impossible for you to complete it successfully if you don't have everything you need to perform it. Keep in mind that these aren't common items, and that you may struggle finding a few of them:
  • a knee kicker
  • a hammer
  • a chisel
  • a pneumatic stapler
  • a carpet cutter
Other than that, it is strongly recommended that you have some protective gear that will allow you to work on the loose carpet safely (for example, a pair of working gloves).

Search for the Tackless Under the Carpet

Now, it's time to begin actually taking care of your loose carpeted floors. To work on them, you first need to find the spot where it's become detached and search for the tackless that's underneath said spot. If you're unfamiliar with what the tackless is or how to identify it, it is a piece of wood that has nails sticking out of one side. Needless to say, you should be extremely careful when working with it. In any case, the tackless is meant to attach the fabric of your carpeting to the floor. For that reason, if your carpeting is loose, it's probably due to a problem with the tackless. You will be able to find it underneath the loose fabric in your carpet.

Reposition the Tackless and Secure it Down

Once you've gotten acquainted with the tackless and its purpose in life, you should understand that the reason it's not working correctly is probably due to a loose grip on the floor. That's why, to fix its situation, you need to reposition it and ensure it's secured properly. Basically, what you need to do is take the tackless from its original resting spot and move it half an inch to the side. Then, with a hammer, nail the tackless down and create new holes on the floor. Guarantee that it's hammered down effectively, so it won't continue slipping all over the place.

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Use the Knee Kicker to Extend the Carpet

The whole point of this tutorial is to tighten your loose carpeting, since it's unsightly and can be very dangerous. Still, for that to happen, you need to use a knee kicker to extend your carpet. To that end, you will need to stand at one end of the carpet and work your way from that side, onto the side of the carpet that's loose. Of course, the point here is to tighten the carpeted floors and make them good as new once more. But, you shouldn't make the mistake of pulling too hard on it.

Cover the Tackless Again and Staple the Carpet Down

After you have taken care of extending the carpet's fabric with the knee kicker, you need to cover the tackless once again with it. Make sure that the fabric grabs on to the carpet firmly. To guarantee it does, you will need to use the chisel and hammer. The next step is to staple the carpet into place. To go through with this step, you will have to make use of the pneumatic stapler. Ensure that you're stapling the carpet effectively to the ground. Since you'll be using a chisel, a hammer, and a stapler, it's important that you pay attention to what you're doing, so you can remain safe.

Cut the Excess Carpet Off

The last step in this project is to cut the excess carpet off. If after extending and stapling the carpet, you notice that a little bit of extra fabric is left on the edges, you will need to grab your carpet cutters and use them to cut that leftover off. Leaving it there can make your home look disheveled, and it can become a trip hazard. Be mindful not to cut too much of it off, so your carpet isn't left with a bald spot.

Call Augusta Cleanpro at (706) 825-7522 if you're in need of green, safe, professional, and effective carpet cleaning in Augusta, GA

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