Should I Replace or Repair My Carpet?

 In Carpet Cleaning, Carpet Restoration

Stains, rips, and fraying are not the only thing that can make your carpet look bad. Improperly installed carpet will develop unsightly wrinkles too! To determine if your carpet needs replacing or repaired, read on below!

Carpet Wrinkles
Carpet expands, and contracts and all of the foot traffic it see’s doesn’t help, especially on the stairs. Carpet installers often forget to stretch carpet horizontally on the steps, instead, only focusing on fitting it vertically up the length of the stairs. Newly laid rugs look just fine but after a short period, it shifts creating those wrinkles you see, and trip over! If you’re tripping over your carpet, it’s time for a repair!

In most cases, a power stretcher is brought in to fix the wrinkles on the stairs. It’s like a facelift for your rug! However, it is a tricky process, and it’s best to have a professional tackle the job. Steam Pro Inc. technicians are trained to conduct such repairs, and it could be as simple as refastening the loose carpeting to the stairs or threshold or as tricky as re-stretching the entire surface.

Defective Carpet
Another possible culprit is the carpet itself. Although a rarity, carpet can be flawed. Weak latex backing is not capable of holding the proper stretch and thus, causes wrinkles. If this is the case, contacting the manufacturer itself is your best bet as the problem will occur in all areas of your house where the carpet is present. In this case, your best bet is to replace your carpet.

Age
If your carpet is pushing 15 (that’s like 20 in carpet years) it’s more than likely riddled with burns, permanent stains, and eons of pet damage; it may be time to bite the bullet and replace it. Fraying or loose seams are repairable, and some rips are patchable, but when it’s time, it’s time!

Don’t let yourself become a victim of shoddy work. When you are ready to repair your damaged carpet, give Steam Pro Inc. a call. Your rug deserves it!

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