Those who have a carpet at home (aka carpet) know that it requires very careful care and even this does not always save it from all kinds of damage and stains. The carpet can be accidentally burned with ash that has fallen from a cigarette, or you can accidentally spill liquid on it, which in no way wants to be washed off with expensive stain removers. However, even in seemingly hopeless situations, if you have trimmings of this carpet and some tools, then you should be able to fix this problem. Carpet repair is not very difficult and even a beginner can handle it.
In this article, we’ll share few tips on how you can carpet repaired at home. A properly repaired and maintained carpet will last twice as long. That’s why from Major Carpet Cleaners, we bring you 7 tips and tricks for carpet repair and cleaning.
Sometimes, when buying a carpet, extra scraps remain from it, since the carpet does not always fit in the room, they never need to be thrown away. But if you have no scraps left, then you can cut a small piece from a place inconspicuous to the eye, for example, from under a cabinet or sofa.
The method of restoring the pile or carpet loops
In some cases, when the damage is not too large, you can restore a section of the carpet even without scraps, the so-called method of restoring the pile or carpet loops. To do this, you need to pull the threads around the perimeter of the carpet and sew with a rounded needle to the damaged area. If you do not have a rounded (surgical) needle, you can heat a regular needle and bend it. With such a needle, the repair of carpets is greatly simplified.
If a large enough area is damaged, then you cannot do without installing a patch. If the nap on the jacquard carpet is damaged, then the patch is sewn on the reverse side of the carpet, and if the carpet is piled, then the patch can be applied from the front side.
Tearing the carpet
Repairing a ruptured carpet is a fairly straightforward procedure. Naturally, first you need to sew up the damage, from the reverse side. The stitches should be as close to each other as possible. After the carpet is sewn up, you need to take a piece of fabric and spread it with mastic, then press it tightly to the sewn up place.