Expert Carpet Repair in Denver Metro Area
Repairing carpet is skill that takes a lot of practice to get it to look good as new.
A good technician can properly install a patch repair so that it will be durable, but it is somewhat of an art to get it to blend in and be as close to invisible as possible. If you are going to attempt to do a repair yourself we recommend you definitely practice on some scraps before-hand. It is very easy to ruin the patch and you will have to replace the entire rooms worth of carpeting: expensive and frustrating.
How Our Professional Carpet Repair Service Differs
Our procedure for repair starts with your extra carpet. Most customers have saved scraps of carpet for repairs. If none is available we can suggest removing a small piece from a closet were it won’t be missed or noticed. In a closet we can install something similar or replace the closet carpet altogether. We start with a piece of carpet that is bigger than the stain, hole, or damaged area and square the patch following the natural rows in the carpeting. Carpet has a “direction” to the fibers called the warf and waif.
For example when you pet a dogs hair from his head to tail the hair smooths down and when you reverse the direction the hair stands up and goes against the “grain”. The is the same of most cut pile or shag carpeting. Looped carpeting is looped over and over into visible rows, so you can easily identify the rows for repair.
The next challenge is matching the use pattern and this is not always easy on carpeting that has had heavy use for many years. The technician matches the rows on the carpeting in all four directions around the repair and very carefully cuts out the repair area between each row. This takes a steady hand and a keen eye. Slipping and crossing rows with a very sharp razor will cause tufts of fibers to be cut or fall out. Losing fibers will affect how well the patch hides in the fiber field grid (technical term for not looking good).
The more fiber in your carpet, the harder it is to see.
Patching your carpet
Seam tape is used to adhere the patch to the surrounding carpet. Many unknowing owners make the mistake of gluing the patch directly to the padding underneath or directly to the floor. It must be adhered to the surrounding carpet and be able to move and flex with the carpeting as it is walked over, vacuumed etc. Your carpet tech will then either use a hot melt adhesive to install the patch or a hot melt seaming iron for larger repairs. The seam tape used has a thin layer of glue and mesh that must be heated and then the carpeting and patch are pressed into the hot glue, one side at a time, then the adhesive is allowed to dry for a strong permanent bond.
Again steady hands and focus are required to aline the patch together, keep the individual fibers from folding over into the hot adhesive and keeping the carpeting and the technicians hands from getting burned. This is very tricky and take lots of practice. All these tecnieqes and specialized tools come together to provide a repair that done properly will be almost invisible.
Why Carpet Rescue Service?
We are Denver’s oldest carpet cleaning and repair service. For more than 40 years we have been servicing the Denver Metro Area with our quality care.
No one has more experience to earn your trust than us. Quality you can count on.
Please give us a call and let us help repair your carpeting back to new quality.
303-421-1846, ask for Paul.
We look forward to serving you.