Do you groan when you think of restretching or replacing your carpet? Carpet installation, stretching or repair does not have to cost an arm and a leg. At the same time, a low price job can end up costing you much more in the long run when you have to pay someone else to redo it.
You don’t have to sacrifice quality to get a reasonably priced carpet installation or restretching. The key is knowing the right questions to ask your contractor.
An Informed Consumer Gets the Best Deal
It’s always best to know what you’re getting with the service you’re acquiring. Whether you’re installing a new carpet or getting carpet restretched, Atlanta contractors should inform you of their process. When you know how the job is done, you could save money in the long run.
Ask the Right Questions and Save Money
When considering carpet contractors, take the time to ask the following questions:
What kind of training have you gone through and are you certified?
The IICRC (Institute of Inspection Cleaning and Restoration Certification) has set guidelines for carpet installation as well as repair (which includes restretching). Your carpet contractor should follow the BSR IICRC S600, the carpet installation standard, and have trained personnel. The IICRC also provides a basic skills program and continuing education for the trade.
Who will perform the installation job?
The contractor should do the installation—not the subcontractor hired to support the job. This will give you more confidence in the quality of the work since the contractor is likely to have more experience and expertise; also, you’ve hired the contractor to install or restretch so it’s reasonable to expect him (or her) to do the job.
What tools will you be using?
Whether it’s on a larger floor or a smaller room, every carpet installation or restretching requires specific tools. The tools and techniques used by the contractor will reveal their expertise. Most jobs will need the slotted blade knife, power stretcher, awl and hammer and specialized cutters. Each tool helps certified carpet technicians to perform precise tasks that ensure quality work—from installation to restretching.
What is your warranty?
How long is the warranty and what will it cover? The longer the warranty, the better. Longer warranties indicate commitment to high quality jobs, while more coverage will save you money on future repairs.
How will you prepare for the installation?
Avoid contractors who simply place carpets without preparing the floors.
Exactly what is included in this quote?
Whether you are getting your carpet installed or restretched, get a written quote. The quote should outline all of the services you will receive. The list of inclusions will let you know if you need to pay extra for certain services.
Carpet Re-stretching Reviews
Professional in every way Had Chris re-stretch a room which had improperly installed carpet. Everything from the first phone call to the finish job was first rate. He kept me informed as to his schedule, arrived exactly on time and provided good service at a good price. Will call him again if other carpet needs come up.
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After a recent floor repair, I needed the carpet in my sunroom relayed & stretched back in place. Chris provided a reasonable quote over the phone based on the square footage of the room. He arrived on time as promised and completed the work quickly and professionally. I am extremely impressed with the overall experience and attention to detail I received. This is definitely a company that I will use again and refer to others.
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Chris Kiadii’s Marietta-based carpet cleaning service specializes in tile & grout restoration, carpet stretching and repair, pet stain and odor removal, upholstery cleaning, and baby-safe green carpet cleaning. Call 770.575.5758 or click here to request your HONEST carpet cleaning quote. To read carpet cleaning reviews, click here.