Carpet hole fix at Home
First, grab all the above-mentioned stuff so that you can proceed in the process of fixing your carpet. In case the hole or repair area is small then you can use glue but in the case of the large area, you have to use seam tape to get the job done. Now you can start fixing your carpet by following these simple steps in the given order:
The first thing, to begin with, is tracing. You have to take any type of long and thin object like an awl, pen, long nail, or wooden stick, which can be used to trace a boundary around the damaged area. If the damaged part of the carpet is elongated, then trace a rectangular boundary otherwise a square boundary. If the damage is near the edge of the room then simply trace two lines parallel to the walls of the rooms, in such a way that the damaged area is covered. By doing so you trace out the rows and columns of carpet and now you can easily cut out a patch without damaging it.
Now after tracing the path, you are ready to cut the area that you have to remove. For big and small patches, the process of cutting will be different and for getting the best results please do as described by any professional.
• For small areas:
Use a razor blade cutter to gently cut along the rows and columns. Carefully press the blade inside the trace line and then follow it back towards you along the trace line. Do it for all 4 sides and a clean-cut out of carpet will be obtained?
• For a larger area:
Put your seam cutter on any one of the trace lines (the longer side in a rectangular patch) and slice the trace line along with the line parallel to it. After that use a razor blade to cut down the middle of your patch. Now fold the patch on one side backwards and put a square ruler over it to cut the patch with a 90° angle on each side.
3. Fitting and nibbling:
After getting a cut-out piece of carpet you can now proceed to put the patch in the hollow place and see if it fits perfectly. This is the reason why you were advised, in the previous step, to cut out a piece a bit longer than the original cut, so that you can evenly nibble through the edges to get a perfect fit for your carpet. Another important thing to remember is that the new carpet faces the same direction as the carpet. You can do this by running your hand over the carpet and if they are not in the same direction you will know immediately. If this step is skipped then your patch will look odd and it won't match with the rest of the carpet.
This is the final stage of fixing your carpet. It again has to be done separately for both small and large patches. In case of small patches, you can simply apply glue to the area and then carefully put a piece of carpet over it. But in the case of a larger area, you have to use seaming tape to have the best results. Put the seeming tape below the edges of the patch and then put the new carpet over the hollow area. Now put a piece of paper over the carpet and press over it with an electric iron. The heat will melt the seam and the carpet patch will be attached permanently.
Once the repair is done, pick a pair of scissors and cut out any threads or fibres that are hanging around the new patch. By doing so you will ensure that no one pulls it and make the patch come out. Over time the colour of the new patch will blend with the carpet and no one would be able to notice it.
Carpet repair and especially patchwork can seem easy but when practised, turns out to be very difficult. You have to work patiently and precisely to get the work done efficiently. That’s why you should always call professionals for Carpet Repair Services. So next time when you require carpet repair, without thinking twice just get in touch with professionals so that your carpet can be restored within no time. Customer satisfaction is our main objective and for that, we try our best.
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