Carpet Repair: An Introduction
Let's start with the basics: It's possible to do one's own repair. If you prefer to repair rather than spend hundreds or maybe thousands of dollars in replacement, then a carpet repair can be for you.
Although the average homeowner can repair his or her own carpet, this is not necessarily the best choice. A professional can help you in a fraction of the time it would take an inexperienced person, while doing a difficult job.
If you are an owner and want to try to fix it yourself, I warn you that really important, so hire a pro.
For now I'm just going to go through the surface and describe the most common types of repairs. Later, I will deepen and explain in more detail about each type.
Here are some types of carpet repairs:
• Berber  • Sewing Repairs
• Damaged Animals (Including L 39;
• Repair of flood damage
• Resettlement after remodeling
• Repair of stairs
• Stain removal
] When an installation original is done correctly, you should never need to re-stretch the loose rug. Correct installation requires a tool called a stretcher or motorized stretcher. (Not a kicker, kickers are not enough.) When you see ripples, wrinkles, or plush rugs, that's when you know you have to stretch it.
Most of the time, a loose rug can be re-stretched without having to dismantle the seams. If the seams have to be dismantled, it opens up another whole box of worms.
If there is furniture in the room, we can often use our stretcher mat without having to completely clean the room. Often we can move furniture from one side of the room to the other and stretch one side of the room at a time.
If you have a stain that you can not go out or you have damaged a carpet due to a burn (not the right kind), or your bad dog or cat thinks that the carpet is a food group , then a patch may be the only solution.
Patching is not as easy as it sounds. The patch must be perfectly perfect. If there is an overlap or gap at the seam (at all), you will be sorry.
You can use a piece of carpet remaining from the original installation or steal a piece of carpet from a closet to make your carpet. One thing you probably can not do is go to the carpet store and buy a piece to match.
A transition from carpet to floor is anywhere where the carpet ends and the floor begins. If this is a tile floor, we call it a tile carpet transition.
Many people install their own tile but do not know how to finish the job with the transition from carpet to tile. Often, professional tile installers do not know how to finish their work with a proper tile-to-tile transition. There are many ways to make a carpet-floor transition that I will explain in the article on the transition between carpet and tile
When people refer to a Berber carpet, they refer to a carpet curly with rows. This is not really a Berber rug but for our purposes here it is ok to call it Berber. For an interesting reading on the history of the Berber carpet, click here
Berber carpet repair is often required because of a snag in a Berber rug or a sweater in a Berber rug . A sweater in a Berber rug occurs when one or more threads are caught, either in a vacuum or in another way. Often, it is the animal of the family or a child who pulls the Berber carpet and creates a hitch or run.
If there is only one row of Berber rugs that has been pulled out, it can be re-smoothed. If the Berber rug race is more serious, say for example that a dog was trapped in a room and tried to run away, then a patch is in order.
If your Berber carpet is loose, it will have to be stretched. The stretching of the Berber carpet is not really different from the stretching carpets of any other type.
If a carpet tears at the joint, it can be repaired in different ways. One way is to glue it together, another way would be to remove the old sewing tape and do all the sewing. If the sewing that is detached is on a Berber carpet, then it becomes a little more difficult.
A seam must withstand a lot of use, and do it for many years. It's a place where it really makes sense to use the best products available. One thing you absolutely should not use is the cheap double-sided carpet tape that some websites sell. It will not last.
Carpet repair damaged by a dog or cat can be as simple as using a solution to remove stain and odor. Or it may require a lot more, like removing the rug and replacing it with a patch, or even going deeper by removing and replacing the carpet padding and by cleaning and deodorizing the floor under the carpet, tack and even the plinth.  When a room is flooded, we often remove the padding, dry the carpet and replace the padding with a new mat. In most cases, the snap band does not need to be replaced. A carpet damaged by floods can deteriorate rapidly, so it is important to take quick action.
The removal, replacement or installation of new built-in furniture, walls, radiators, toilets, cabinets and other accessories are just a few of the reasons. The carpet installer will have to install the carpet correctly in the room. This will require a new snap band and possibly new carpets and cushions to add to the area. Many times the customer will have carpet remaining from the installation. Otherwise, we can often take the carpet from the closet.
Removing the carpet and carpet is simple but sometimes painful. If we try to save the carpet to use it in a different room or to retreat the hallway or the staircase, we will want to try to keep it in one piece. If the goal is simply to remove the old carpet and the old floor mat, we will make it easier by cutting the carpet into strips about two feet wide
Sometimes we load to remove the carpet and carpet. it is put in garbage bags that the customer can put in his trash for a few weeks (no charge).
The first staircase always uses first. One way to save a lot of money is to use a piece of carpet remaining from the facility or closet to replace just a staircase or two.
If more stairs need to be carpeted, and if the carpet matches the carpet in the hall and the rest of the house, you can save a lot of money by replacing the stair carpet with carpet removed from a different room. It is much cheaper to replace a single piece of carpet than to retread the entire house, and the carpet of stairs continues to match the carpet of the hall and the rest of the house.
There are literally hundreds if not thousands of products you can use to remove stains from your carpet. If you want some great tips on how to remove carpet stains, click here
The above information only touches the surface of what is possible with carpet repair. In the future, we plan to write additional articles describing in more detail each category that has been listed.
At Creative Carpet Repair, we hope this will help you in your quest to find out how to repair carpets. hours to answer any questions you may have. Good luck!