Tips & Advice
Can repaired carpet be cleaned and vacuumed as usual?
Newly repaired carpet should be left alone for a few days so that any adhesives applied can settle. After this time the carpet can be used and cleaned as usual.
Does the homeowner need to provide spare carpet for a patch repair?
In some cases this is necessary, but not all. Many professional repair services can acquire and provide the new carpeting patch, but for an additional fee. It is possible to remove a patch of carpet from an area not normally visible, like inside a closet or under a large piece of furniture, and then use that to repair or replace a problem area.
What is the largest carpet damage that can be patched?
There is no limit to how big a patch can be. However, the larger the patch, the more noticeable it will be because it isn’t the original carpet. Use discretion in determining if a carpet area should be patched or if the entire carpet should be replaced altogether.
What can be done to help the longevity of carpet?
- Vacuuming frequently, especially in high-traffic areas like stairwells and hallways.
- Cleaning stains as quickly as possible – the longer a stain rests, the more permanent the damage becomes.
- Cleaning stains efficiently – do not scrub the stain but blot it, and use mostly water-based products to remove any residual staining.
- Placing mats in places like doorways to prevent dirt and moisture from entering the carpet.
- Get a professional, machined deep clean every 12-18 months.
Why does carpeting develop bubbles/waves/wrinkles?
Wrinkles or waves can develop due to poor installation, excessive water damage, and general wear and tear over long periods of time.
What is the cost of carpet repair?
The national average costs of carpet repair are $143-$196. But the cost can vary depending on how much carpet you wish to have repaired and what specific repairs it requires.
What is carpet re-stretching?
Carpet re-stretching is the act of stretching a carpet tighter across a floor to remove any wrinkles, bumps, waves, etc.
Can a bleach stain on a carpet be repaired?
Yes, but to varying degrees. Bleach removes color from carpeting and the carpet can be dyed to restore some of that coloring. Depending on a carpet’s color and the severity of the bleaching, some stains might not dye properly and the carpet will need to be patched.
This style of carpet was created by the Berber tribes of North Africa in the Sahara and is a collection of thick and tightly compacted loops, which can be stitched in different ways to form various patterns. These carpets are characterized for being speckled with various colors rather than having one central color. Across the industry, this style is known to be durable and easy to clean and maintain.
What are the most common types of carpet damage that can be repaired?
- Wrinkled or bundled portions that need to be re-stretched
- Burned or melted portions
- Discolorations and stains
- Portions loosened or detached from adhesive tack strip
- Frayed and worn portions
- Water damage