There are certain things that cannot be avoided. You can accidentally ruin even your carpet that is carefully looked after. As a matter of fact, a carpet may be burned by ash dropped from your cigarette. Stains from some fluids stubbornly resist stain removers and shampoos. Improper carpet cleaning can lead to discoloration. And the sharp edge of fallen damaged toy can cut through damaged fibers to the base. However, if you have some inexpensive tools and scraps of carpet, you can easily and safely fix the carpet. Hide the trim if you’re laying a carpet. You may cut off a portion of your carpet in closed areas such as under your cabinets. Minor damages can also be fixed by restoring the loop or pile of the carpet.
If you don’t have some scraps of your carpet, pull the thread surrounding the perimeter of your carpet from its ends. New threads are being sewn to your carpet with the use of a rounded surgical needle. In addition to that, you can also make the needle yourself by heating the standard sewing needle and twist it to make it round and look like the surgical needle. More severe damage can be fixed by placing a patch.
To prevent further damaging the front side fibers of your carpet, the carpet needs to be unscrewed as well as sewn on the back part of the patch. Patches are put on the front side carpets with the use of a latex mastic and a piece of fabric. Tears of the surface are being fixed from the front side by gluing it. If you can see the base around the hole, the carpet threads are sewn in this area.
The tears which impact the base of the carpet are fixed from the bottom. Having said that, you should not stick adhesive tape to your carpet front surface, even temporarily, since it can’t be torn off without ruining the fibers of your carpet. Despite the fact that almost all procedures of carpet repair do not show signs of difficulties, they still need your patience and perseverance in doing so.
For instance, do not rush when replacing your carpet threads; you will achieve the best outcomes when you sew one thread each stitch in the damaged portion. Then, apply glue carefully so that its excess doesn’t fall on the carpet surface. Prior to cutting the patch, you should make sure that it really matches the pattern of your carpet as well as the direction of the fibers. And lastly, if you’re engaged in a task that you’re performing for the first time, don’t take the time to practice on unnecessary pruning before starting doing the repair proper on your carpet.
Preparing for the Pile Restoration
With the use of scissors with short curved edges (medical scissors), remove the remains of the loops with tweezers or cut threads. In order to get rid of the fiber residues, you may wet the damaged part of your carpet with a cloth moistened with gasoline and a cotton swab.