My carpet in the hallway has become very wrinkled over a period of time. I clean the carpet regularly myself as it gets very soiled. What do I do?
Excessive moisture put into carpet through do-it-yourself cleaning can cause issues. It's possible that over wetting could have caused problems like delaminating the backing making the carpet more pliable. In attempts to clean heavily soiled carpet the tendency is to over saturate the carpet, and once that happens the carpet stays wet longer. This can result in the carpet wrinkling and hidden dirt and stains wicking back up to the surface causing you to want to clean it more. Carpets can usually be re-stretched if the backing is not compromised. Less is more when it comes to self cleaning carpets. Best to leave it to a professional who through the use of more powerful equipment can remove the solution from the carpeting not leaving it wet. If doing yourself allow adequate ventilation and air flow to dry the carpet and use less water, never saturate the carpet.