No matter how well you care for your carpet, it will eventually wear out over time. Heavy foot traffic, improper installation, or poor quality can all become factors for a split seam. Repairing a split carpet seam is very easy and cheap.
Wipe up any water on the floor, then flop the wet carpet back into place. Drying it flat and in place helps the carpet retain its shape. Run fans until the floor and carpet are completely dry. This can take a couple of days.
Sometimes carpet damage is so deep that it is impossible to spot treat the problem. Fortunately, carpet repair methods exist that deal with this type of damage. The first item needed to perform this type of carpet repair is a remnant of the carpet. Many times, newer homes come with small carpet remnants. If a remnant is not available, it might be possible to cut away a small portion of the carpet from an area that is inconspicuous, such as under furniture or in a closet.
As you refasten the carpet to the tack strip, you need to stretch it toward the wall. If you’re dealing with a corner or a small area, you can use a knee kicker alone. Starting at one end of the loose carpet, set the head of the kicker about 2 in. from the tack strip and nudge the carpet tight against the wall. Force the carpet into the tack strip with a stiff putty knife. Also tuck the edge of the carpet into the space between the wall and the tack strip with a putty knife. Continue along the wall, moving thAue kicker over about a few inches each time.
Measure the area of pad you need to replace and take a piece of the old pad to a flooring store or home center to find similar replacement pad. The color doesn’t matter, but the new pad must be the same thickness and density as the old pad. Some stores will cut the pad to the size you need.
First, go to the corner nearest the wet area, grab the carpet with pliers and pull the carpet off the tack strip. Continue pulling the carpet off the tack strip by hand until you can fold back the entire wet section. Run a fan or two to dry the carpet.
Trouble Spots. Pay attention to specific trouble spots that tend to crop up on your carpets; for example, repeat oil stains could indicate a problem in the garage that could quickly be addressed. Ask Kiwi for Fort worth carpet repair and Berber carpet repair services.