Catherine Carpet July 02nd, 2018 - 09:44:20
A patch is one of the most common types of repairs that we do. We use a carpet patch to solve several types of carpet problems where small to mid-sized portions of wall-to-wall carpet have been damaged. People usually call us to patch their carpet when other methods to restore their carpet wont work. Common causes of carpet damage that require this type of carpet repair include carpet burns carpet stains carpet tears carpet holes pet damage (Bad Kitty!) and remodeling as well as worn traffic paths. We remove the damaged area and replace it with an identical piece of carpet. When done correctly its normally but not always invisible to the eye. Depending on the type of carpet you may be able to see the patch but it will almost always look far better than what we started with.
Turn the carpet patch over and use the straight edge to cut a perfect patch from the back. If you are untrained chances are that you wont be able to cut a perfect patch. (Tip use a fresh blade in the slotted blade carpet knife) Now that the carpet patch is cut exactly perfect without any gaps or overlaps at the seams its time to seal the edges. You can seal the edges with latex or with a glue gun. Just use the slightest amount of glue along both edges so that there wont be fraying in the future. Not everyone seals the edges but it is highly recommended. The carpet patch is cut to perfection the edges are sealed and now youre ready to adhere the carpet patch to the rest of the carpet. The way we do it is to use a special carpet seam tape with an iron or with a hot glue gun. For the beginner Id recommend using the glue gun.
Carpet stretching is generally done in two different situations: During the initial installation and for a carpet repair. The initial stretch during installation ensures that the carpet is taught secure and even across the entire floor covering. Taught carpet will stay in place and stay smooth and flat to the floor where it belongs.Poor installation: The carpet may have been improperly installed. In most cases of a bad installation the installer didnt use a power stretcher properly or at all. Excessive wear due to traffic: Sometimes a carpet will need to be re-stretched because of wheelchairs walkers tricycles etc. Even when installed to perfection it can become loose from excessive wear.
A seam needs to withstand a lot of use and do so for many years. This is one place where it really makes sense to use the best products available. One thing you definitely should not use is the cheap two-sided carpet tape that some web sites sell. It wont last. Repairing carpet thats been damaged by a dog or a cat may be as simple as using a solution to remove the stain and odor. Or it may require much more such as removing carpet and replacing it with a patch or even going deeper by removing and replacing the carpet padding and cleaning and deodorizing the floor below the carpet the tack strip and even the baseboard. When a room becomes flooded most often we will remove the padding dry out the carpet and then replace the padding with new carpet pad. In most cases the tack strip does not need to be replaced. A flood damaged carpet can mildew quite quickly so its important to take quick action.