Carpet Repair Services
Holes, tears, and burns in your carpet may look irreparable, and you may assume that your carpet has reached the end of its useful life. Well, you should not be too hasty to make assumptions! NuWay Carpet Repair has a team of experts that can evaluate and treat your carpet, bringing it back from the dead.
“Should I consider carpet repair or carpet replacement?”
This is a question we get asked a lot at NuWay Carpet Repair. If you are shopping for a new carpet, you must know how expensive a replacement can be! Furthermore, unlike a rug, a wall-to-wall carpet MUST be professionally installed—the extra cost of hiring an installer can be a deal-breaker for many.
This is where we come in. To ensure that you get the most out of your carpet, we provide a variety of carpet repair services for both homeowners and businesses in Frisco, TX.
Carpet Repair or Replacement?
So, how do you determine if you can repair your carpet or if it is a total loss? The answer depends on the extent of the damage, the overall life of your carpet, and a myriad of other factors. Generally, carpet damage is classified into a few categories, including:
Carpet Repair with Patches or Inserts:
Finding of leftover pieces
Finding old scraps or bits left over from the initial carpet installation makes the job so much easier. Props to you if you were wise enough to save a remnant—it would be difficult to tell whether the carpet was replaced or repaired. However, if you do not have a remnant, you can restore the carpet by trimming it from the back of a closet or underneath a large piece of furniture that will not move anytime in the foreseeable future.
Repair piece trimming
It is essential to use the right equipment while trimming the patches with a professional carpet knife to ensure a clean outline. After tracing and trimming the outline, the remnant piece can be fitted into the damaged area and adhered with a suitable adhesive to complete the process.
Direction of naps
The carpet nap direction on both the repair components and the room’s carpet should be perfectly aligned. This small detail can cause an identical carpet to look wildly different in color!
Tracing the damaged area
You must create a template to outline the damaged areas. You can then use this template on both the new replacement component and the damaged component to ensure there are no visible gaps and that the piece is not cut too large.
Removing the damaged area
After tracing the damaged area, you can use a sharp knife to cut out the shape. Remember, though, it must be the same shape, whether it is a circle, square, or another shape. You should give a great deal of care throughout this process to ensure that the area being trimmed is as small as possible—if the carpet does have a large, damaged area, it may not be worth the time and effort to repair, and you may have to consider replacing it.
Carpet tape insertion
The process itself is not clear and simple. You need to make sure the tape has stuck adequately for a pretty long-lasting effect. The tape is cut to length and affixed to the back of the existing carpet.
Replacing the damaged component
You must carefully place the patch on top of the carpet tape once the tape is in place. The direction of the carpet nap (as previously explained) must be assessed, with the direction in both components matching perfectly. After placing the replacement component, pressure is given to the repair area to ensure a good fit. Too much pressure can crush the carpet fibers, but even, steady pressure will ensure good adhesion.
Trimming of fibers
The replacement component may have longer carpet fibers and trimming the area will be the final step in ensuring uniformity.
Restoring Faded or Bleached Carpets
If your carpet has lost its color due to bleach or harsh cleaners, NuWay Carpet Repair can help. Bleaching differs from a conventional carpet stain in that the color of the carpet has been removed. On the other hand, a carpet stain is where color has been added to your carpets, such as an ink stain or pet urine stain.
Note: For the best results, bleach spots should be no larger than the size of a fist.
Our carpet dyeing specialists can match the color of your carpet to its fibers. Carpet discoloration repair is a viable option that needs to be explored before you consider replacing the carpet.
Bleached areas or spots
To restore a carpet to its original color, you must hire a professional who knows how to match the original color. Keep in mind that even a bleached area contains the color in its fibers, so when adding color, consider how the existing color will interact with it. Once the dye has been applied, there are no do-overs. So don’t try a DIY approach.
If you want to recolor your carpet, you must understand that if your original carpeting is yellow and you want it brown, you must compensate by using dyes of the opposite color. Also, keep in mind that you cannot go lighter with the colors, only darker.
Certified technicians only use environmentally friendly, child- and pet-safe products. Furthermore, these dyes are colorfast to the fibers and cannot be rubbed, walked, or vacuumed off, ensuring a long-lasting result.
A carpet has an average life of twelve years, and there can be many spills over that time. However, with the help of NuWay Carpet Repair’s certified specialists, you can give your aging carpet a new lease on life.