Burns left behind from a fallen candle, wax drips, and other scars are all common problems that plague carpets. Understandably, many people wish to try and resolve these issues on their own before enlisting the help of a professional. The problem is these DIY solutions to repair your carpet often end up making matters worse and may even cause more harm than good! Below are some of the DIY solutions you may end up trying to repair your carpet and why they may be a long shot.
Trim the Carpet
Trimming the carpet is one of many DIY solutions you may have come across. However, if done incorrectly, it can be difficult to blend in new pieces and leave an obvious spot where they were glued onto your flooring instead of looking seamless from afar. Therefore, this option may be less than ideal for long-term use, especially by families who share their home with pets or children, as they may rip the fixed part of the carpet.
Hydrogen peroxide and bleach may seem like a good solution because you may figure that burns left behind by candles are simply stains. Naturally, hydrogen peroxide and bleach are excellent stain removers, but scorched carpet is more than just a stain.
To mend pieces destroyed by fire, you require more than just lifting marks from the surface. Hydrogen peroxide can do more than lighten your scorched carpet; it may melt or destroy the fibers, so you'll need to find another solution for this problem!
Knowing what kind of carpets you have will help you know how best to care for them, so it's important to understand how to care for each one properly! For example, if your burns or stain has gotten into Berber Carpet, then using an abrasive pad on those areas may do more harm than good since they're designed with loops and pile fabric. At the same time loop-pile does resist stains easier than other types such as wool (which should never get cleaned with anything but water).
Ultimately, sometimes you just need a professional’s help. We offer satisfying carpet repair solutions at affordable prices. No need to spend an arm and a leg on a full carpet replacement! Instead of replacing damaged carpets, call Niptuck Carpet Repair today and save money on repairs.
By Nip Tuck Carpet Repair 9-1-2022