It might have happened to you as well if you have wall to wall carpets installed that a swelling appeared on it or a part looks like it is not glued to the floor. This is known as buckling or can be called ripple or wrinkling.
There are many reasons as to why that happens to a carpet, but it might not be a very big issue to boot. It can be corrected by using different easy techniques or methods to get back the same look of the carpet only if it is not damaged beyond repair.
In this article we have discussed some reasons as to why the carpet buckles and possibly how to solve it in time, it is as follows:
WET CARPET: when washing the carpet, the carpet may stay wet for a long time and buckle, you do not need to worry about it if it is not leading to falls and is only happening after washing. If it happens during every wash then use less water and product, if using a professional cleaning service tell them about the issue so they use only the required amounts.
To dry the carpet keep it in an open place with lots of ventilation points or use a dryer. If the condition persists then have the carpet stretched professionally.
HUMIDITY: if you are living in a tropical zone then it is highly possible that your carpet will buckle during hot and humid seasons and this will only come to pass when the dry season passes away. But there is no guarantee that your carpet will go back to its original state after being gone through that all for a few months on yearly basis.
To get rid of this issue the best options are to either use air conditioning during the peak humid house or to get a dehumidifier installed which will remove the extra water from your home creating a better living environment for you and your carpet.
DRAGGING HEAVY ITEMS: we all have some stuff and furniture kept on all our carpets and when we must move it a bit, we all may be dragging it on the carpet but that is what’s wrong if you must change rooms than it is a better option to use a dolly instead. Dragging heavy furniture on the carpet not only causes buckling but may damage it further and cause holes sometimes as well.
INSTALLATION ERROR: if your carpet started buckling soon after installation then it might be due to improper installation or there is a chance that the carpet was not acclimated to the environment properly before installation. There may be a faulty tack strip or nail in there, so it is better to have a professional look at it.
CARPET PADDING: This is the layer that makes your carpet soft to walk on, buy padding that would be compatible with your carpet otherwise it will cause buckling and ripples.
MANUFACTURING ISSUE: sometimes there is a production issue and the backing separates the carpet. It is recommended to call the supplier and have this issue sorted.