To keep or not to keep? That is the question! Your carpet is a huge investment, so you want to make sure you assess any damage accordingly. There are many factors that play into replacing or repairing. Follow these most common carpet issues and tips on how you should tackle them.
When to Fix
Still wondering what can be salvaged? Keep reading for examples. Don’t see your issue below? Don’t hesitate to give us a call on our main page for a professional assessment.
Bumps and Folds
Carpets can move and tend to form gaps or bumps. This can easily be fixed with carpet re-stretching. Re-stretching is an easy repair without having to replace a whole carpet. A professional team can easily adjust your existing carpet and make it look brand new.
We’ve all been there: you think you just ruined your entire carpet from one accident. Do not fret about one small area. In most cases, you do not need to replace the whole carpet. The correct carpet splotch can be matched and patched! Plugs also help solve a pesky problem area by blending the fixed area seamlessly.
Carpets fade over time. Sunlight and pets can all contribute to wear. You may think it’s time to say goodbye to your once perfectly toned carpet. Wrong again! Carpet dyeing is the best method to restore your carpets to their original brightness.
When to Replace
One rule of thumb is, “If it’s going to be greater than half the price to repair the carpet that it would be to replace, you’re better off just replacing—unless the carpet is brand new.”
It’s common that high-traffic areas can be faded or flattened. These are tougher for professional services to repair or spring back to life. This might include matting or the worn-down structure of the padding within your carpet itself. Your carpet may make a crinkling sound when you walk over it. This can mean it’s time for the padding to go.
It’s unfortunate when your home or business experiences a flood. Carpet replacement is most likely going to be your best option. If you decide to keep the carpet, you run the risk of mold and bacteria growing underneath the layers of damp fibers. Click on the link below to contact us for specific water damage assessments.
The best thing to do when you’re deciding between replacing or repairing is to have the damage assessed professionally. The experts will give you their recommendations, and most importantly help you make the safest decision for your home or business.
Have any other questions? Ready for your carpets to look bright and new again? Call Carpet Savers today. We’re ready to help.