Burns, stains, fading and tears are all a fact of life with flooring, but proper carpet repair can bring them back to life. Most of the time, this involves patching a damaged piece of textile with one in better condition. The process doesn’t take long, assuming the damage isn’t widespread, but it does take skill and specialized tools. Because of this, it’s best to hire a professional that can get the job done without incident. Botching the process may cause more damage, or require more material than should really be needed.
The most common reason for removing a section of flooring and replacing it is because of permanent stains. Some stains, like bleach, will set in quickly and no amount of scrubbing can reverse the permanent discoloration that it causes. When this happens, only carpet repair can return the floor to its original state.
The first thing we will likely do is gauge the scope of the damage. If it’s localized, then a patch job will be no problem. If it’s extensive, then full carpet replacement may be required. A carpet patch can usually be done in a half hour.
Once the damage is assessed, the actual carpet repair can begin. Our carpet repair technician will first mark out the area to be removed. This will usually be a square or rectangular piece, as it easier to remove when straight edges are used. Next, a sharp cutting tool is used to cleanly slice the piece out.
Now that the damaged section of carpet is removed, the repair tech finds a suitable piece that can fill in for it. This may either be carpet that was left over when the flooring was originally installed, or it may be a piece taken from a closet or another area not likely to be seen every day. This location is up to the customer to decide. The previously removed section may be swapped out where the new patch is taken from since they will both be the same size.
The new carpet is fit into the hole and is glued into place, usually with a heated epoxy and firm backing carpet tape. The worker will then make sure that the seams left behind by the cut are smoothed out so they are rendered as invisible as possible. The area is trimmed down to match its surroundings, and at this point, the job is done.
It’s best to let the carpet repair sit undisturbed for a few days, at least, before allowing any foot traffic on it. To speed up the process up, place a heavy object on the patch to help it adhere and set.
There is a skill needed to expertly repair carpet. The technicians at Embassy Carpet Cleaners have years of experience and training to take care of the repairs your carpet needs. Call us today to talk about what needs to be fixed and discover a team that takes care of all the little details.