It is likely your home or your workplace has a room or two, or more, that is carpeted. Carpet accounts for 48% of the total U.S. flooring market. When maintaining such a significant investment, there are a variety of common issues that homeowners and business owners face. Aside from carpet staining, we at Jim Ryan Carpet Repair would like to share common carpet damage.
It is usually due to improper installation, should your carpet be showing signs of rippling or buckling. The issue is that likely the installer did not properly stretch the carpet. Your installer should have used a power stretcher to correctly install a carpet. Additional causes include dragging heavy items across the surface, an incorrect under pad, or delamination which is the breakdown of the adhesive backing. Determining the cause is the first step in repairing a buckled carpet. A power stretcher will be required to complete the repair if the carpet needs to be stretched. Professionals, such as Jim Ryan Carpet Repair, has the proper equipment to ensure the carpet is properly stretched to eliminate buckling.
Carpet Tears, Holes, Split Seams & Burns
These types of damage can be frustrating. Not only are they unsightly, but it can be unsafe when the carpets suffer from improper installation, as well as the seams between the rolls that can split. Bleach, tears, holes, or burns can also experience these issues, but can all of this can be repaired. Professionals will use a carpet steaming iron and carpet taping to repair the seam if your carpet is split at the seam. The patching method can repair any damaged area with a remnant piece of your carpet.
Frayed Carpet at Transition
Frayed carpet needs immediate attention as it can evolve into bigger troubles. Snip the fray to match the height of the carpeting to take care of a small carpet fray. You should consult an expert for frayed areas being larger and you aren’t sure whether you can trim the area safely. Your frayed carpet can be restored to its pre-damage condition with the expertise of a professional. Like carpet to tile transitions or carpet to hardwood transitions, transition strips bridge two types of flooring. Carpet is prone to fraying, curling, or even tearing without transitions. To prevent further damage to your flooring, at your transition point require attention, particularly to avoid hazardous scenarios. Not ensuring that proper flooring transitions are installed is a common mistake homeowners’ make with carpet installation. Make certain that quality carpet to tile or wood transitions are included in your project if you are having new carpeting installed. Should you do require transition point carpet repairs, we are readily available.
Crushed & Matted Carpet
Matting and crushing problems can be frustrating and decrease the longevity of your carpeting among the most common of carpet problems. In heavy traffic areas or under the weight of heavy furniture produces matting and crushing. Additionally, your carpet to break down in higher traffic areas from improper padding density. From crushing, a simple at home trick might restore your carpet. Where the carpet is matted, place an ice cube. After the ice melts, use a fork to gently fluff the tufts. Once dry, vacuum the area and if necessary, use your fork to help restore the form. Vacuuming and moving your furniture often helps prevent the fibers from being crushed.