Carpets make for a beautiful addition to any home, but without proper care they won’t look brand new forever. One of the most common problems that can happen with your wall to wall carpet is wrinkling and buckling. And who wants to entertain in a room with wrinkly carpet?

So to keep it looking brand new for years to come, here is how you can prevent this problem before it arises:

Choose the right cushioning. Selecting the right density, thickness, and weight for your carpet cushion is key to making sure your carpets don’t buckle on you. Choosing a carpet cushion that is not the proper thickness or density for your carpet can cause separation of the carpet seams, which ultimately causes buckling. That being said, consult with a professional textile expert about which cushion is the best for your carpet and living space.

Check the room temperature.
Are the humidity levels in your home high? When installing carpet, your room temperature should range from 65 to 96 degrees Fahrenheit, while the humidity level should range from 10 to 65 percent – no more no less. Installing carpet in a room that’s too warm or too humid can cause your carpet to start buckling before you’ve even started using it.

Be gentle with furniture. When rearranging your furniture, make sure you lift the pieces rather than dragging them across your carpet. Dragging a couch across your carpet will only cause separation from the adhesive strips beneath the carpet and cause buckling. If this occurs, you probably will need to have your carpet stretched by a professional.

Clean up spills. Spilling a glass of juice or wine on your carpet can also cause buckling. That is, unless you fully clean up the mess properly. The more often you spill, the more moisture your carpet will be exposed to, which will cause it to dry and buckle. So to fight accidental spills, follow these professional spot removal tips before the mess dries up on you.

At Triple S, we offer professional carpet cleaning services to prevent your favorite piece of home decor from buckling! We are a family owned business with over 50 years of experience and are here to help you keep your home looking and feeling Clean, Fresh, & Bright!

Triple S has three main plant locations:

Stamford Plant | 400 West Main Street
Norwalk Plant | 337 Westport Avenue
Stratford Plant | 1800 Stratford Avenue