Putting carpet in your home is a big investment. The average homeowner pays, on average, between $7-$13 per square foot for the carpet itself. The padding can range anywhere between 6 cents to one dollar per square foot. Then there is the actual installation cost. Some companies offer free installation, but that just means they are making up for the price of installation somewhere else. The national average for 140 square feet of nylon carpet installation is between $980-$1680. That being said, it is no wonder why many homeowners go to such great lengths to keep their carpet nice and clean – which is no small feat because how much carpet is exposed to different forms of damage.
Carpet Repair Services In Toms River
Some common forms of carpet damage are stains, burns, tufting, bulging, and rippling. Stains tend to be the most common type of carpet damage. Think of how many things are exposed to your carpet; shoes, drinks, pets, food -the sources of carpet stains are endless. Burns happen from a number of different causes, such as an iron falling onto the floor. Bulging and rippling occur when carpets begin to slacken. Carpet is stretched tight when it is installed, but as time goes by, it begins to slacken and results in loosening. When carpets get really loose and pull off of the textile, it rises above the rest of the carpet and the result is referred to as tufting. This is more common for older carpets, and can actually cause the carpet around it to unravel.
So how do you repair the damage done to carpet? While some stains can be removed with cleaning solutions, there are some stains that are not going to come out of the carpet no matter what you use on them. Burns are also near impossible to remove, while bulging, rippling, and tufting are best resolved by having an expert come in to re-stretch and repair your carpet. In many cases with stains, burns, or any other carpet damage that is beyond repair, homeowners think the only solution is to replace their carpet which means CHA-CHING $$$. The thought of getting all new carpet is overwhelming, and sometimes just not in the budget, so many homeowners just live with the eyesores and damaged carpet because they do not see another solution.
Unless the stain or damage encompasses the carpet in its entirety, there is another way to repair your carpet without costing an arm and a leg. Don’t give up on your carpet just yet! You can have your carpets repaired or patched instead of replaced. If a section of your carpet has sustained a permanent stain, or is damaged by a burn, the damaged area can be cut out instead of replacing the entire carpet. Carpet patching is a much less expensive option, and by replacing the damaged piece of carpet with a section of carpet from an unseen area (like a closet) it can ensure that the patch matches the surrounding area and will not be noticeable. If your carpet has rippling, bulging, or tufting, it can be re-stretched with the right equipment to eliminate bumps and wrinkles and leave it looking as good as new. With these service options, there is no need to replace all of your carpet when damage occurs.
If you find that your carpet is no longer looking its best, or you are finally ready to get rid of that stain in the middle of the room, but do not want to invest in all new carpet, we can help. GM Carpet Care offers low-cost carpet repair and can eliminate unsightly problems without the need to replace all of them. We can handle a variety of carpet repairs from carpet power stretching, repairing seams, and patching damaged areas. So before you go and replace your entire carpets and spend a small fortune, call GM Carpet Care to see if we can save your existing carpets with professional carpet repair or carpet cleaning.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Should I call a professional for carpet stretching?
Answer: It really depends on the size of the job. If you have a small area to stretch carpet, you may be able to do it yourself. However, for larger areas, it’s best to call in a professional. Not only will they have the tools and expertise to do the job right, but they’ll also be able to advise you on any special care that needs to be taken with your carpets in order to maintain their stretched appearance. This can often avoid the cost of carpet replacement.
Q: Is rug repair possible for an area rug?
A: Yes, rug repair is possible for an area rug. However, the extent of the damage will determine whether or not a full restoration is possible. In some cases, a professional may be able to patch up the rug so that it looks nearly new again.