Hire a Professional to Repair Your Carpet

It’s Worth the Expense

Finding the best way to repair carpet tears, holes, or stains not only brings back its aesthetic value, but it may prevent further damage.

Many people  attempt to fix damaged carpets to save money, others turn to Masterkleen when they want guaranteed results. Deciding to turn to a professional isn’t always a cut and dry decision. Let us take a look at your carpet to proved you a professional solution.

Hiring a professional sounds expensive, but you are paying for our education, experience and guarantee. We also have the specialty tools and substances needed to complete the repair process. These tools can be pricey for a one time DIY job. You should turn to a professional to save time, money and reduce further damage to the carpet.

Here are a few reasons to call a professional:

  • You have never repaired a large carpet tear, burn or stain
  • You don’t want to void your warranty
  • You don’t own tools needed to properly stretch a carpet

How much does it cost to repair a carpet?

It depends on the project and extent of the damage. We take into account the time and materials needed to make a professional repair that doesn’t void your warranty or further damage your carpet. Depending on the type of carpet repair needed and the type of carpet or rug. I can get expensive to repair a carpet, but the cost is minimal when compared to the expense it would cost to replace.

Carpet Seam Repair

carpet_repair03_3Wall-to-wall carpet is comprised of smaller pieces of carpeting that are literally fused together at the seams. The challenge is to have your wall-to-wall carpet look seamless when new and when properly maintained.

Common causes for carpet seams coming apart:

  • Improper installation – seams not properly sealed
  • Over-cleaning – overuse of high temperature steam cleaning can loosen the seam bond
  • Age – seams naturally loosen as a carpet nears the end of it’s life cycle
  • Moisture – in situations where carpet may be glued down (common in commercial spaces) moisture can cause seams to buckle or curl

By taking quick action and contacting your Masterkleen professional to repair loose or ripped seams, you can reduce additional damage and minimize the risk of trips and falls.

Masterkleen’s IICRC certified technicians follow established industry standards for ensuring seams are properly sealed.

Carpet Restretching

carpet_repair02_2After a period of years, depending on soiling, traffic and installation,carpet may need to be restreched. If you have “Buckles” in your carpet, we recommend carpet restreching. We use a power stretcher to get your carpet as tight or tighter than when it was new.

Carpet stretching is a common form of repair that many cleaning companies offer but you have to ask if they are IICRC certified to stretch carpets or else your warranty might be voided.

In general, carpet stretching is an easy repair task that Masterkleen qualified technicians perform. This repair method consists of pulling up the ends of the flooring and stretching until it is taut. Once pulled out, your Masterkleen technician will cut away any excess and put it back in place. We then secure the carpet so it resists future relaxation. This process can repair slight rippling or extensive bunching, as long as there are no other major repairs needed.

Carpet Patching

carpet_repair_holeWhether it’s due to an over-exposure of cleaning chemicals or from a stain that cannot be eliminated, carpet patching is an option that Masterkleen offers when a specific area of flooring needs replaced. The secret during this repair is to replace the flooring with new and clean segments that matches the colors and fibers of the surrounding flooring. This can be achieved by utilizing a variety of tools and know-how beforehand. It’s best to leave this type of restoration to a professional.

Though the primary concern for carpet patching centers around the worry that the newly installed segments of flooring won’t properly match the existing areas, it is mitigated almost entirely with the experience of seasoned Masterkleen professional technician. Precise measurements and installation techniques play a big role in accomplishing this task properly.

Once the patch is removed, your Masterkleen professional will locate a suitable piece that can fill in for it. This may either be textiles that were left over when your carpet was installed origionally, or it may be a piece taken from a closet or another area not likely to be seen every day. The soiled or stained section may be used in the spot where the patch is taken.

It is best to let the carpet repair sit for a few days before allowing any foot traffic on it. To help speed up the process you could place a heavy object on the patch to help it adhere and set.