Every day that iron shaped burn in the carpet looks at you as a reminder. A reminder to always remember to review and see that things are switched off before you leave the apartment. Or the time that there was a short circuit over by the recliner has permanently left its mark on the carpet. There are many situations where you could be left with an unsightly black burn on your carpet. Whatever the reason, End of lease Carpet Repair is here to help you get rid of it.
If you want to repair carpet yourself and are not interested in calling in a professional, we have brought a step by step guide on how to properly repair a carpet burn. To get started, you will need to get your tools in order.
-Carpet cutting knife
-Pain of Scissors
-Double-sticky Tape or Gorilla Glue
For a moment, evaluate how far-reaching the damage is. For surface burns, you can attempt to only remove the burned fibres. You can do this by taking your sandpaper and working away at the burn. For stubborn parts that the sandpaper is unable to get rid of, you can use your scissors or razor to cut away the concerned fibres. Keep in mind that no repair is going to be 100% undetectable, but this will at least make it less noticeable. When completed, you have to run a vacuum over the area to suck up any debris or grit.
If your burn is deeper than just on the surface, you will have to proceed with actually replacing the area. Before you start cutting a piece out of your carpet, it is important to locate a spare piece of carpet to replace it with. Do you have a small piece left over from the installation? If not, you may have to find an area you can harvest from.
Make sure when placing the new piece of carpet, that you lay it in a way that works in the same direction as the original carpet. Take your paper and draw a square on it just large enough to cover the damaged spot. Then, using your carpet cutting knife, cut from your remnant piece using the pattern you just created. After you have cut a new square piece of carpet, place it over the burnt area. Then using the new piece as a model, cut away the damaged area of the carpet. Be careful not to cut into the padding underneath, though!
Remove the old piece and fit the new carpet piece into the hole. You may need to trim excess carpet to make it fit perfectly.
Once the patch is perfectly fit, flip it over and add some double-stick tape or Gorilla glue onto the back. Then carefully place it back into the hole and press firmly around all the corners.
And you have done it! As was mentioned, it may not be quite invisible, but it will look a lot better than a black burn mark and this solution will also save a lot of money. If you are not confident in your DIY capabilities or are more comfortable using the expertise of a professional, then call carpet repair professionals! We have the abilities to patch your carpet efficiently as possible. Letting us help repair your carpet will still save a lot of money when compared to a carpet replacement!