Common Carpet Repairs

Carpet Repairs

Carpet provides warmth, soundproofing, and thermal resistance. Another advantage to carpet is that it holds up well over time. Ensuring its sustainability often requires nothing more than basic cleaning and routine maintenance – following the manufacturers recommendations. Despite your best intentions, messes happen, which can stain your carpet. When faced with burns, stains or other messes, you’ll need carpet repairs.

Burns

Burn marks caused by accidentally knocking a hot iron off the ironing board or a hot hair straightener off the bathroom counter can be unsightly. Carpet patching is usually the best method for removing burn marks from carpet. Carpet dyeing may be another alternative depending on the burn’s severity. Contact a local carpet cleaning professional for assistance with your carpet repairs.

Stains

Spills happen: coffee from an overturned mug, grape juice from a leaky sippy-cup, or a finger-painting mishap. Without immediate action, your spill can quickly become a stain, necessitating further treatment. If the stain persists or reappears, your other option is to invest in professional carpet cleaning services such as steam cleaning, carpet dyeing, heat transferring, and carpet patching.

Paint Drips

Painting is a popular home improvement project. For very little money, you can freshen the living room, dining room or bedroom walls. If the proper precautions aren’t taken (e.g., taping off trim, laying drop cloths, etc.), it is possible for paint to drip onto the carpet, staining it. This may provide the opposite of the desired effect. Thankfully paint drips, like stains, can be easily repaired using the proper techniques.

Pet Damage

Pets can be hard on carpeting and upholstery. Whether the result of digging, clawing or chewing, pet damage can be professionally repaired by either re-stretching or patching the carpet depending on severity and location. Patching often requires removing a piece of carpet from a closet or other out-of-the-way space and swapping it with the damaged piece. If available, a carpet remnant may also be used.

Pet Urine

Whether from a dog, cat or other animal, urine stains can be frustrating to remove. Even more frustrating is when Fido keeps urinating in the same spot despite previous removal of the stain. This is because the scent lingers. Stopping this behavior requires eliminating the stain and the odor (there are several natural methods you can use). Like all stains, the quicker you act, the better your chances of removing pet urine.

Carpet Rippling

Carpet rippling, also known as wrinkling or buckling, is not uncommon. While there are several causes such as improper installation, low-quality padding or delamination, there is usually only one fix: A professionally done re-stretch. You’ll be amazed by the results! It’s recommended that moisture problems (another causes of rippling) be addressed before having the carpets re-stretched to ensure the problem doesn’t reoccur.

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