Carpet Repairs

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While cleaning is an obvious necessity in carpet maintenance, carpet repair is just as important. Learn about different types of carpet repairs.

Home Carpet Repair: Types of Carpet Damage

Because carpet is always underfoot, the possibilities and types of potential damage are endless. Frequent carpet repair issues include:

  • Burns: With minor burns, you can snip off singed fiber ends with small scissors.
  • Chewing gum: Use ice to get gum out of carpet.
  • Pet accidents: Pet accidents respond best to oxygen or enzyme cleaners; use a metal pet brush to lift flattened carpet.
  • Seams: Repair tears by stitching the seam back together, or use seam adhesive.

If you have a spot on the carpet that cannot be cleaned, you can make a patch out of an extra piece of carpet. This is an easy home carpet repair method that requires little time and few supplies.

Repairing Berber Carpet

Berber carpet is made out of loops, which makes it more comfortable and cushioned underfoot than other types of carpet. The loops, however, can become snagged and loose, so repairing Berber carpet requires slightly different techniques than other carpet.

You may be able to cut loose Berber loops carefully or reinsert them into the carpet backing with an awl. If that doesn't work, you can apply a small amount of glue onto the carpet backing, and gently replace the loop into its proper position.

Tools For Repairing a Carpet

You can complete many carpet repairs using standard household items, such as:

  • Double-sided tape
  • Hammer and nails/tacks
  • Mild detergent
  • Pliers
  • Upholstery needles.

You can also purchase a carpet repair kit for your home carpet repair. A carpet repair kit is an affordable kit that contains handy supplies for repairing a carpet, such as a carpet cutter, sticky patches and latex seam sealer.

Carpet Repair Prevention

One of the best ways to avoid expensive carpet repairs is to vacuum your carpet frequently. When larger pieces of grit stay on the carpet, they can become ground into the carpet and wear down the carpet fibers.

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