Carpet Repair Services
The top layer is called the carpet nap or the carpet pile. Carpet pile needs to be considered when doing any kind of carpet repair. The shorter the nap, the more likely it is that you will see the seams. The next layer below the carpet nap is the backing. Most carpet comes with two layers of backing. The nap and layers of backing are normally all held together with a very strong adhesive. Under the carpet backing is your carpet pad.
Some carpet repairs can localized to just the top layer. Sometimes in the case of a minor carpet burn we will just remove the top layer of carpet while leaving the backing in place.
Finding a proper piece of carpet to do the patch with:
- Most of the time there are some scraps left over from the original installation. These leftover scraps are the best place to start looking for a suitable patch. Always save the scraps when you have new carpet installed.
- The next best place to find a suitable piece of carpet to do your carpet patch is in a closet. Often we will remove a piece of carpet from a closet to do the patch with and replace the closet carpet with something that the customer found at a carpet store.
Sometimes we don’t put anything back into the closet and just leave a bare spot. It’s not pretty but at least it’s in the closet where nobody will see it. (and it will probably be covered with shoe boxes anyhow.)
- Very often the customer thinks that they can find an exact match at the carpet store. The chances of finding a match are not good. Even if you do find something that is supposed to be the same exact carpet, it’s likely that the dye lot will have changed ever so slightly.
- If the stairway or hallway carpet has worn out but all the other carpet in the house still looks good, you may want to pull the carpet out of one bedroom to use to replace the worn out areas.
By using this strategy you can save a lot of money because now you only need to buy new carpet for one room. The carpet in the hallway or the carpet on the stairs will still match the carpet in the living room
Seam repairs… Carpet seams are supposed to stay together until your carpet wears out. When seams fall apart it’s because the installer didn’t follow industry standards when he installed it. We get calls nearly every day to repair carpet seams and we can usually do it well enough that can’t see that there was ever a problem in the first place.
We Can Fix The Following:
- Burn Holes
- Pet Damage
- Restretching and Reinstallation
- Candle Wax
- Water Damage
- Replace Old Pad
- Transition Metal and Tackstrip installation
- Bleach spills
- We can fix almost any problem
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Seattle, Bellevue, Tacoma, Milton, Puyallup,
Federal Way and Gig Harbor Areas.