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Carpets: Why it's always important to stretch.

Carpets: Why it's always important to stretch.

When carpeting is installed, it is anchored to the sub-floor using tacking strips. Through regular wear and tear in areas of your home that are high use the risk is high for the carpeting to pull away from these tacking strips, causing wrinkles, tripping hazards and lifting.

In some cases, high traffic areas of your home may have carpet that has separated at the seams as the fibers and materials relax. Even in areas of your home where there is not a lot of heavy walking, the carpeting may simply become less taught or the tacking strips could become weak.

Some carpet will show obvious signs of needing to be stretched, but there are some signs that only a trained professional will be able to diagnose. Obvious signs include a wrinkled, lumpy or generally rippled appearance. All carpet should lie flat and smoothly across the floor. Also, if there is any carpeting that is pulling up at the edges of a room, without a tucked in appearance around the baseboards, your carpet needs to be stretched.

If you are noticing any of the obvious signs, your best next step is to contact a professional carpet stretching company for assistance. Carpeting that is loose may require the installation of new tacking strips, and in some cases the use of a knee kicker or power kicker to stretch and pull the carpet into place. The process of carpet stretching may result in the necessary next step of trimming away the excess carpet and each of these steps are best left to a professional.

If you think your carpet needs to be stretched contact the professionals at Gator Clean. 

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What Your Neighbors Say About Gator Clean

I hired Gator Clean to clean my carpets, home air ducts, and dryer duct and vent. Danielle and Kelly were pleasant, cheerfully answered my many questions, and did a thorough job. My carpet is old (10+ years) and had not been cleaned in a few years due to COVID; it ended up looking nicer than I expected! I was especially impressed by how careful they were with my possessions (e.g., covering things to protect them from dust that might fall from a ceiling vent) and how well they cleaned up afterward. This was my first experience with the company and I am impressed!

Mark Witwer
April 26, 2022

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When I called Gator Clean, I left a message inquiring about their services and pricing. I received a return call with 10 minutes. I found the prices and availability to be better than other companies. They came out within a week and cleaned my air ducts. They were ON TIME, FRIENDLY, and PROFESSIONAL. They explained the entire process, did a fantastic job and cleaned up after ducts were cleaned. Other companies need to take lessons from their staff! Highly recommend Gator Clean.

Brenda Sutton
February 10, 2022

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Review from Google

I contacted Gator Clean to clean our dryer vent. Daniele was professional and set the appointment for the next day. She and Kelly arrived on time, very conscientious of our home. Cleaned our dryer vent and cleaned up behind themselves! Quick and efficient. Will definitely be using them again in the future!

Lora Tarleton
January 27, 2022

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PROMPT, HELPFUL SERVICE - VERY INFORMATIVE FOR TIPS AND ABOUT THE PROCESS OF HOW THEY CLEAN THE DRYER VENT. HIGHLY RECOMMEND AND WILL USE AGAIN. THANKS DANIELLE.

Jaimee Hibbs
January 20, 2022

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Danielle and Kelly did a great job

Wayne Gill
December 29, 2021

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Gator Clean is a residential and commercial carpet and tile cleaning company, serving Lake, Sumter, Marion and surrounding counties.

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