According to the Phoenix, ToFixIt carpet repair experts, they will often
get a call from a frantic homeowner or renter who has just discovered
what their pet has done to the carpet. They have seen damage from ferrets,
monkeys, cats, dogs, birds and half the circus. Pets can chew, scratch
and otherwise damage your carpet. Things get dropped and spilled and are
not easily cleanable like red wine, bleach or burn marks from candles
or cigarettes to just name a few. The experts recognize understand that
your pets are part of your family; life wouldn't be quite the same
without them. Dogs and cats often have separation anxiety and they can
dig or chew holes in carpets. Cats also have the natural instinct to scratch
and often make the perfect scratching post out of a spot of your carpet
on the stairs or of their choosing. The professional, technicians have
a playbook of fixes that can be utilized for your carpet repair.
These carpet repairs can be the aftermath of pet damage, a bleach spot,
a burn mark, a pet or human stain, food stain, rust stain or anything
that requires a patch. This may often require you to contact the experts.
They have perfected the technique of repairing using permanent sections.
The carpet repair experts strategically section out the damaged carpet
and patch in a new piece of matching carpet so it looks like it belongs.
If you do not have any new carpet remnants they can take a piece from
an inconspicuous place, in your home, such as the back of a closet. The
expert carpet repair company trucks will often be stocked with a supply
of extra types of carpet remnants, in some of the most common weights
and thicknesses. Many will often even have carpet padding on hand just
in case. They utilize the matching carpet, to patch the damaged, ripped,
stained, rippled, snagged, burned or unraveled area and can use the truck
stock carpet remnants, to patch the closet or inconspicuous area that
the patch was removed to replace the damaged area. Your carpet repair
specialist utilize seaming tape, a seaming iron and latex the edges to
perform miniature carpet surgeries on a daily basis. Occasionally, carpet
re-stretching is necessary if the damage is at doorways or a threshold
that meets tile, wood or laminate flooring. This is not a problem for
the expert technicians. The professional should be prepared to do this
type of repair.
Do you know that they can often repair Berber carpet?
• Berber carpet is a looped pile carpet that is often used for its
durability. In the mill, Berber carpet is woven using a single strand
of carpet fiber or yarn as opposed to cut pile carpet that is woven using
individual tufts of yarn. Because of the way Berber carpet is made, one
snag can cause it to unravel like a sweater, exposing row upon row of
bare carpet, that is unsightly as well as a danger in a home or in a commercial space.
• Modern vacuum cleaners, pet claws, shoes such as heels can easily
cause snags in your Berber carpet causing damage to your beautiful carpet.
• Berber carpet repairs require real technical expertise and creativity.
They either have to surgically weave in new carpet fiber loops for a few
rows or if the damage is severe, they can section out the damaged carpet
and replace it with a matching section provided by the home owner.
• If your Berber carpet is patterned, even more technical skill and
expertise is required ensuring the replacement is fully integrated with
the carpet pattern, so that the repair is unnoticeable. Many homes in
the valley require carpet stretching services.
Customers are bothered by carpet that has unsightly and dangerous bumps,
creases and ripples in their carpet. Carpets seem to have a life of their
own. One day they are fresh and new and then a year or so later they seem
loose and lifeless. What happened? Is this normal in the life of your carpet?
There are three main reasons carpet can become loose and develop ripples;
1. The first and most common reason you may need your carpet re-stretch
is the result of poor or improper installation. Correct carpet installation
involves power stretching of carpet, pulling it drum-tight from wall to
wall. The Phoenix, experts use a power stretcher to do this. Many carpet
installers rely solely on a knee kicker. But, knee kickers alone are not
designed to stretch the carpet, only to set the carpet on the tack strip.
So the carpet appears to be well-stretched, but as you walk across it,
play on it, move furniture around and otherwise "live" on it,
the beautiful carpet quickly gets rippled and looks loose.
2. Another reason the experts may have to power-stretch carpet is because
the tack-strips start coming loose. This happens on occasion. They can
re-set the tack strips and then power-stretch the carpet back to drum-tight
which is the industry standard.
3. The third reason for carpet ripples is owner error and this common mistake.
Vacationers and valley snowbirds leave their air conditioners turned off
or above ninety degrees for extended periods of time or seasons. In the
heat of an Arizona summer, this is a death sentence for your wall-to-wall
carpet. The heat builds up inside of your home similar to a parked car
with all the windows up. This essentially relaxes your carpet making it
wrinkle and ripple. Carpet has latex backing, so it is extremely sensitive
to heat. The Phoenix carpet repair specialists recommend leaving your
air conditioner set at eighty-five degrees or lower.
Contact the ToFixIt carpet repair experts, carpet repair experts to learn
more great tips and schedule your repairs today.