Carpet Issues Basic Repairs

Basic Carpet Issues with Simple Carpet Repairs

Some basic carpet issues can be repaired without the need for to call in a professional.

  • gum becomes stuck into the carpet pile
  • use ice to take it out
  • spills or stains on your carpet (including pet or animal accidents)
  • try one of the new oxygen cleaners and adhere to the label instructions
  • a section of pile is flattened
  • use a metal pet brush to liften the nap
  • loops on a shag or Berber carpet become loose
  • 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
  • If the carpet can not otherwise be cleaned
  • create a patch from a carpet installation remnant or from a one of your closet corners
  • seam separates or a tear occurs
  • you can stitch it back together or 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 care guidelines, keep any scraps of both carpet and padding to use for matching colors and patching, or deciding how much wear the carpet has taken later

carpet issuesThings NeededĀ for Simple Carpet Issues and Basic Repairs

You only need basic cleaning and repair tools to help repair small or minor carpet issues. Some you may already have in your home and others you can easily purchase at a hardware store or your local shop:

  • Carpet cutter
  • Carpet patch tool
  • Cleaning rags
  • Double-sided tape
  • Dry-cleaning fluid
  • Hammer
  • Ice
  • Latex seam adhesive
  • Vacuum cleaner
  • Mild detergent
  • Mono filament thread (clear fishing line)
  • Nails or tacks
  • Pliers
  • Spatula
  • Scissors
  • Upholstery needle

Auckland Carpet Cleaning Services 09-489 5599

North Shore 09-489 5599

West Auckland 09-836 0990

East Auckland 09-535 1055

South Auckland 09-262 1800