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How to Know When Your Carpet Needs Restretching.

How to Know When Your Carpet Needs Restretching.

Are you experiencing wrinkles, bumps, or ripples in your carpet? This is from the carpet becoming loose as time goes by. Gator Clean uses specialized tools called a power stretcher and a knee kicker to restretch your carpet and pull it tightly for a nice, smooth finish.

Once pulled tightly, the excess carpet is neatly trimmed with a special carpet knife called a "bloody Mary blade". A bloody Mary blade is a specialized carpet knife with a double sided, extremely sharp razor blade. Once the carpet is trimmed, we hand tuck it and reattach it to the tack strip.

If your carpet has visible ripples, wrinkles and buckles, it is probably time for a restretching. If the signs are less obvious, like small bumps around heavy furniture, it may not be time to restretch yet. Carpet that can easily be lifted from the floor also needs to be restretched.

Try this simple test: go to the center of your room and try lifting the carpet by the fibers. If you're able to get the carpet to raise more than an inch from the floor, restretching your carpet will be your best bet for maximizing the life of your carpet.

Often carpet restretching is for cosmetic reasons, but there is a safety factor involved too. Bumps and wrinkles can cause you to trip and are particularly dangerous for the elderly or those with disabilities. Restretching also maximizes the life of your carpet. Dust, dander and soil begins to settle in the areas near the bumps and ripples and this causes additional wear.

For an evaluation of your carpet's restretching needs, contact the professionals at Gator Clean today.

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What Your Neighbors Say About Gator Clean

Danielle and Kelly Did an awesome job on my carpet. Only men live here and the carpet was tarnished but they brought it back to life almost looks brand new. Great job guys.

Dewaine Lyals
May 26, 2020

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What a difference! Great job and super friendly!

Z.Marie Armstrong
April 28, 2020

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I feel so blessed to have found Gator Clean. Kelli and Danielle were very nice, professional, focused and punctual. It was obvious they knew what they were doing. Great job. Thank you. Carolyn Meadows

Carolyn Meadows
February 20, 2020

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Danielle and Kelly were so great! They had my dryer vent with over 12 years of garbage cleaned out in under an hour. What a fire hazard that could’ve been. My dryer was no longer drying my laundry because the vent was completely blocked. Don’t be like me, Clean out your vents every year people!!

Megan Morton
December 10, 2019

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One of the best duct cleaning companies I've ever worked with. As a mold remediation professional I've called on them to help my personal clients many times. They are always on time, fairly priced and very professional. Their reliability and consistent results, is unlike any other I've worked with. Highly recommended. Thank you Gator Clean!

Joseph Yablonsky
December 3, 2019

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Gator Clean

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

(352) 508-4556

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