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Cost of carpet re-stretching?

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Stone Jin

Chandler, Arizona

May 13 '09, 09:27 AM


I recently purchased a property and I have lumpy carpet. The inspector and realtor told me I can just re-stretch it and not need to replace it. I have around 800 sqft maybe less. A contractor quoted me $3 a yard.

Does that seem reasonable? Ballpark ~ how much should this be?

Thanks

Stone


Edited Jun 26 2010, 08:13


Eric Wang

Real Estate Investor from San Jose, California

May 14 '09, 12:28 AM


$40 bucks. That's how much you can buy a carpet stretcher for and do it yourself.


Edited Jun 26 2010, 08:13


Laura Robinson

Real Estate Investor from Lake Wylie, South Carolina

May 14 '09, 03:56 AM


I had three bedrooms and a den done for $120. It didn't take them long at all.


Edited Jun 26 2010, 08:13


Adam Anderson

General Contractor from Dallas/Ft. Worth, Texas

May 15 '09, 12:36 AM


Originally posted by Stone Jin:
I recently purchased a property and I have lumpy carpet. The inspector and realtor told me I can just re-stretch it and not need to replace it. I have around 800 sqft maybe less. A contractor quoted me $3 a yard.

800 sqft is 89 yards which would make it $267 dollars. Personally I would buy the tool and do it myself. Any excuse to buy a tool.


Edited Jun 26 2010, 08:14


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