- Gum becomes stuck into the carpet. So, use ice to take it out. This is one of the carpet repairing basics.
- 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 and also, care guidelines. Keep any scraps of both carpet, and, underlay, to use for matching colors, patching, or deciding how much wear the carpet has taken later.
Basic Carpet Repairing
You only need basic cleaning, and, repair tools to repair carpet. Follow our carpet repairing basics or guidelines to help you clean your own carpets. Some you may already have, and, others you can purchase at a hardware shop:
- Carpet cutter.
- Carpet patch tool.
- Cleaning rags.
- Double-sided tape.
- Dry-cleaning fluid.
- Latex seam adhesive.
- Vacuum cleaner.
- Mild detergent.
- Nails or tacks.
- Upholstery needle.
When it comes to carpet repairs there is some valuable information to share with your contractor beforehand too. Once they know the nature of the job, they can be better prepared for the work. So, make sure you tell them what kind of material they’ll be working with.