Basic Carpet Repairs

  • Gum becomes stuck into the carpet.  So, use ice to take it out.
  • Spills or stains on your carpet.  Try one of the new oxygen cleaners, and, adhere to the label instructions.
  • A section of pile is flattened.  First of all, use a metal pet brush to lift the nap.
  • Loops on a shag or Berber carpet become loose.  So, either carefully cut them off, or, reinsert them into the backing with an awl.
  • Minor burn. Carefully snip off the tops of singed fibers with cuticle scissors.
  • Carpet cannot otherwise be cleaned.  Create a patch from a carpet installation remnant, or, from a closet corner.
  • Seam separates or a tear occurs. You can stitch it back together, furthermore, fix it using seam adhesive.
  • New carpet installed.  Ask for a copy of the fabric label – it will include information on the fabric materials, also, care guidelines. Keep any scraps of both carpet, and, underlay, to use for matching colors, also, patching, or deciding how much wear the carpet has taken later.


Carpet Repairs 101 Basic

You only need basic cleaning, and, repair tools to repair carpet. Some you already have, and, others you can purchase at a hardware:

  • Carpet cutter.
  • Carpet patch tool.
  • Cleaning rags.
  • Double-sided tape.
  • Dry-cleaning fluid.
  • Hammer.
  • Ice.
  • Latex seam adhesive.
  • Vacuum cleaner.
  • Mild detergent.
  • Thread.
  • Nails or tacks.
  • Pliers.
  • Spatula.
  • Scissors.
  • Upholstery needle.