Professional Carpet Repair or Buy New?
Finding the best way to repair carpet tears, holes, or stains not only brings back its aesthetic value, but it may also prevent further damage. Many people can attempt to fix the damage personally, and other people may turn to a professional to guarantee the best results. Deciding if it is a project that can be tackled personally or if it is time to turn to the experts is not always cut and dry. However, there are a few easy ways to know if it is time for professional help.
Hiring a professional may sound expensive, but you’re paying for the education and experience of an expert. There are also a lot of specialty tools and substances needed to complete the process, and those can be pricey. Deciding to turn to a professional, however, is often the best course of action to save the carpeting and reduce any further damage.
What are a few reasons someone would want to hire an expert?
Your flooring can be a very expensive investment, and when you try to fix a large tear, burn, or stain you can actually make the damage worse. Some rugs can be a family heirloom that are truly priceless, and hiring an expert that knows how to repair carpet is a surefire way to protect the precious object. If the object is insured, a do-it-yourself fix-it job may void the policy.
What kind of damages can a professional fix?
The most common types of damage are burns, tears, and stains. There are less common types such as water or smoke damage, pet odors, and even normal wear and tear. A spilled glass of Merlot can leave a perfect, bright stain if not treated properly, and an animal urinating on the surface can add not only an unsightly stain, but a noxious odor that can be extremely difficult to remove. Trying to fix or repair carpet damage yourself doesn’t typically yield the best results.
Is that carpet lumpy, wrinkly, or wavy? Is it bulging or bunching in some areas? Stretching may be a professional’s course of action because it tightens the surface and straightens out the effects of the loosening. Stretching is not an easy process, and just the right amount of tension has to be added. If improper techniques are used, the surface can be irreparably damaged.
Not sure if you need a professional to repair your damaged carpets? Feel free to call us at 904-724-0061 or fill out our contact form to request a complimentary, no obligation quote from one of our Jacksonville Carpet Repair and Stretching experts.