Regardless of the quality of the carpet, damage appears on its surface over the years. The result of long-term operation, improper care or external influence is abrasion of the pile, scuffs, burns and other defects. Carpet repair allows you to get rid of defects and extend the life of the carpet.
When Do You Need Carpet Repair?
Regardless of the cause and extent of the damage, carpet restoration can only be entrusted to professionals who will solve the problem, not make it worse.
There are several reasons for contacting the workshop:
- Through holes, tears and cuts. Such damage is formed when heavy objects fall on the carpet, the fabric creases, or when stored improperly. It is necessary to resort to the repair of natural carpets as a result of damage to the pile by moths or the destruction of fibres over time. Restoration is also required after unsuccessful attempts by children to “reshape” the carpet with scissors.
- Burns are caused by exposure to chemicals, fire or hot objects.
- The appearance of waves as a result of spilling hot liquid on the carpet.
- Dye discolouration or bleeding. This problem appears after poor-quality dry cleaning or an attempt to remove stains on your own. Also, the dye can float as a result of wetting the pile. The restoration of such carpets consists in restoring the original colour of incorrectly coloured or discoloured areas.
- Pile deformation, loss of fringe or overlock threads. Such damage is especially noticeable on Shaggy carpets and other long pile carpets.
Restoration of damaged carpets ensures that their appearance and characteristics are perfectly restored, after which they take on the appearance of a new product.
Carpet repair for cuts and tears
It is impossible to repair such damage on your own. Attempts to sew up a longitudinal or transverse gap only lead to damage to the appearance. In the area of the seam, the surface is pulled together, forming a noticeable fold. In this case, the gap may continue to creep.
The problem can be solved with the help of restoration. It is necessary to immediately deliver the carpet to the workshop, trying to protect it from any mechanical influences. Otherwise, the carpet structure will collapse along the entire tear line.
The carpet went in waves
You can try to fix the problem yourself. Try rolling the carpet into a tight roll and leaving it for at least a day. This method helps to cope with the waves on woollen products.
Another method also helps:
- Spread out the carpet
- Moisten the surface with water
- Press the product down with thick fiberboard or similar material.
However, rolling into a roll is ineffective, and it is better not to wet handmade carpets once again. Afraid of moisture and adhesive-based carpets. Soaking the adhesive can cause lint to fall out or the warp to warp, resulting in even larger irregularities.
Therefore, it is better to entrust the elimination of waves to specialists who will level the surface without harm to the pile and the base.
What to do in case of loss of colour
Pile tinting allows you to return the original colour to burned-out or “floated” areas of the carpet. In most cases, during the restoration, it is possible to accurately select and ensure that the freshly painted area does not stand out against the general background. However, sometimes such a transformation is not possible. When discolouring a large area as a result of improper care, the entire area of the carpet burns out. Then the restoration of colour takes a long time and is too expensive. Therefore, carefully read the instructions and use only high-quality proven care products. Avoid exposing expensive carpeting to direct sunlight.
When small spots appear, the method of tinting the pile with felt-tip pens is used as a budgetary “restoration”. Thus, it will be possible to “paint on” the pattern on the coloured coating. However, the ink in felt-tip pens is not durable. The procedure will have to be repeated regularly. The technique is relevant only for eliminating small spots on a motley surface. A light modern carpet cannot be tinted with a felt-tip pen. Attempts to paint over large whitish spots on your own will also not lead to success. Serious problems can only be solved by professionals.
How to repair burnt spots on carpet
Restoring or replacing a damaged area on your own is a very complex process that requires special skills. It is necessary to replace the burnt pile with a new one or glue (sew in) a patch from a material similar to the original one.
Repair of burned carpets is almost impossible to perform without special equipment and materials. After applying a patch or changing the pile, classic carpets with slight damage will look like new. This technique also allows you to save a long-pile carpet that has burned out as a result of a cigarette butt falling, coal from a fireplace, or a chemical attack on the material.
The master removes the damaged area, closes the hole with a patch and weaves a pile into it that matches the original texture. After the restoration is completed, the stain is treated with a special dye, giving it a shade that is indistinguishable from the main part of the product.
The main problem in eliminating holes and replacing damaged piles is the selection of material. The desired density, colour and texture can be selected only in the conditions of the workshop. Therefore, it is better not to waste time and entrust the restoration to specialists who have everything at hand to restore youth to the carpet.
Professional carpet restoration will give a second life to old rare carpets and modern products. They will continue to decorate the interior and delight you with warmth and comfort.