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Hiring A Professional To Repair Carpet Damage

Finding the best way to repair carpet tears, holes, or stains not only brings back its aesthetic value, but it may also prevent further damage. Many people can attempt to fix the damage personally, and other people may turn to a professional to guarantee the best results. Deciding if it is a project that can be tackled personally or if it is time to turn to the experts is not always cut and dry. However, there are a few easy ways to know if it is time for professional help.

Hiring a professional may sound expensive, but the consumer is paying for the education and experience of an expert
. There are also a lot of specialty tools and substances needed to complete the process, and those can be pricy. Deciding to turn to a professional, however, is often the best course of action to save the carpeting and reduce any further damage.

What are a few reasons someone would want to hire an expert

The flooring can be a very expensive investment, and someone trying to fix a large tear, burn, or stain can actually make the damage worse. Some rugs can be a family heirloom that is truly priceless, and hiring an expert that knows how to repair carpet is a surefire way to protect the precious object. If the object is insured, a do-it-yourself fix-it job may void the policy.

What kind of damages can a professional fix

The most common types of damage are burns, tears, and stains. There are less common types such as water or smoke damage, pet odors, and even normal wear and tear.  A spilled glass of Merlot can leave a perfect, bright stain if not treated properly, and an animal urinating on the surface can add not only an unsightly stain, but a noxious odor that can be extremely difficult to remove. Trying to fix or repair carpet damage personally doesn’t typically yield the best results.

Is that carpet lumpy, wrinkly, or wavy? Is it bulging or bunching in some areas? Stretching may be a professional’s course of action because it tightens the surface and straightens out the effects of the loosening. Stretching is not an easy process, and just the right amount of tension has to be added. If improper techniques are used, the surface can be irreparably damaged.  

Where can a person go to find an expert?

The Yellow Pages, the Internet, and referrals are the way to go
. The Yellow Pages have all the local professionals listed by trade, and the Internet offers the same, but with more information provided on the company Website. Of course, there are friends, family, and co-workers that may have firsthand knowledge of local contractors that can complete the job, and word of mouth is a reliable way to find a professional that can repair carpet damage, regardless of the cause.

How much does it cost to hire a professional?

The answer depends on the project and the extent of the damage
. The expert must consider the time the job will take to complete, and the cost of materials. It may cost as little as $50 to fix a couple of snags in the Berber rug, or it can cost thousands to fix a priceless Oriental rug. It can be expensive to repair carpet, but the cost is minimal when compared to the money it would cost to replace it.

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