Catherine Carpet July 01st, 2018 - 09:27:07
Many people install their own tile but dont know how to finish the job with the carpet to tile transition. Often professional tile installers dont know how to finish their job with a proper carpet to tile transition. There are several good ways to do a carpet to floor transition that I will explain in the carpet to tile transition article. When people refer to a Berber carpet theyre referring to a looped carpet with rows. Its not really a Berber carpet but for our purposes here its okay to call it Berber. For an interesting read on the history of Berber carpet click here. Berber carpet repair is often needed due to a snag in a Berber carpet or a pull in a Berber carpet. A pull in a Berber carpet happens when one or more threads get caught either in a vacuum or some other way. Often times its the family pet or a child that pulls Berber carpet and creates the snag or run.
There are several good shampoos on the market depending on the type of carpeting and how dirty it is. There are many different brands and options out there so I really cant give a good recommendation as to which one is best but I would start by reading customer reviews. There are some things to consider that is being considered more and more in the cleaning industry and that is the harmful chemicals that are used many of the traditional carpet steam cleaner shampoos. The two main ones to be conscious of are Perchlorethylene (PERC for short) and Naphthalene. PERC as a popular solvent used in carpet cleaning solutions and in larger exposure amounts can cause dizziness and nausea can lead to kidney and liver damage and is possibly linked to cancer. Naphthalene is also commonly found in carpet cleaners and has been known to harm the kidneys and liver as well as the central nervous system. Both of these chemicals are harmful if the fumes are inhaled; not to mention bad for the environment.
As time passes by the popularity of carpets in homes have changed the way that people are cleaning their carpets. In the past carpet cleaning only meant having to use baking soda paste scrub in order to remove whatever is trapped in the carpet fibers. As time passed by people have devised so many cleaning methods in order to ensure cleaner carpets. There are so many cleaning chemicals that can be bought so that people will not have a hard time cleaning their most prized possession. There are products which remove stains such as carpet shampoo deep steam carbonated water carpet powders and protectors. All of these products claim to remove the stains and soils that have accumulated in the carpet for some time now.
Use an awl to lift the edge of the carpet. Go to a corner of the room and poke the awl right through the carpet about 6" from the wall. From here you will be able to pull the carpet up. If you dont have an awl you can probably use a pair of pliers. Now its time to unpack the carpet stretcher. Set it up so that the foot end is up against the baseboard and the head is a few inches from the wall that you are stretching towards. The power stretcher is more than strong enough to rip carpet so be careful to only stretch the carpet just enough to remove the wrinkles (and maybe just a little bit more). Over stretching carpet isnt a good idea because you will create ripples going the other direction. So again only stretch the carpet as much as you need to in order to remover the ripples.