If carpet has not been properly installed or if it has experienced heavy traffic over the years, it may be prone to stretching. This is when the carpet lifts into lumps in a room and can not only look unpleasant but can also cause tripping and falling. Installers will use a tool that looks similar to an oversized hairbrush to stretch the carpet and remove as many lumps as possible.
The cost for carpet stretching depends on several factors like age and whether one or more rooms require stretching. You can expect to pay $50-$100 for a single room. If your carpet is old, carpet replacement might be your best option. Flooring Liquidators has the most competitive carpet prices.