The ripples and bumps in the middle of wall-to-wall carpet is called bubbling. This is common in older carpet and occurs in new carpet too. Learn what causes carpet bubbling and how to prevent it in your home:

Improper Installation

The number one reason for carpet bubbling or bubbles is due to poor installation. You know if there are ripples or bumps in brand new carpet that the installer did not stretch and install it correct. Be sure to call the installer immediately and have them return to do the job correct.

Low-Quality Carpet Pad

Be sure to invest in a quality carpet pad. The pad beneath carpet is important and a poor one can lead to bubbling soon after installation. You should buy the best carpet pad available to avoid issues in your new carpet.

Worn-Down Carpet

You tend to see carpet bubbling in older carpet a lot. Your carpet isn’t meant to last more than 10-15 years. You can extend its lifetime with proper care and routine deep carpet cleaning but after 10 years you will notice signes of irreversible wear and tear. One sign is bubbles or ripples in carpet.

Wet Carpet

You will see carpet bubbling occur after water damage. Your carpet will ripple if it is left wet for too long. Your carpet can get wet from humidity or the weather or water damage from plumbing or leaks in the roof. It can also get wet from hiring cheap carpet cleaning companies in San Antonio.

These low-cost carpet cleaners use soap in their process. Then the cleaner needs to rinse out the soap and that uses a lot of water. Their equipment isn’t powerful enough to remove all the water. This saturates the carpet pad and sometimes carpet bubbling occurs after the appointment.

You should hire a San Antonio carpet cleaning service that uses a low-moisture process. Chem-Dry of Bexar County offers all-natural solutions and equipment that require one-fifth the amount of water steam cleaners and cheap services need.

We won’t saturate your carpet or leave excess amounts behind. Your carpet dries in 1-2 hours after the appointment ensuring almost no chance of carpet bubbling or carpet mold.

Don’t let bubbling or ripples happen in your carpet. Purchase a high-quality pad, hire a professional carpet installer and double-check their installation afterwards and be sure to schedule carpet cleaning from a certified service like Chem-Dry of Bexar County.

Learn more about our service online or call (210) 680-4891 to schedule an appointment.