Common Carpet Problems And Solutions That Are Ideal For Them
When installing wall-to-wall carpets there are a few common problems that can occur. Thankfully, there are solutions to these common carpet problems.
Elijah Chique, an experienced, third generation carpet repairer, and the owner of Express Carpet Repairs, discussed the array of carpet problems and the solutions to fixing them.
Carpet buckling or bubbling – this can happen when the carpet has been exposed to long periods of moisture and humidity, heavy objects being dragged across the carpet, incorrect installation and even heavy foot traffic or all of the above. “If the problem has not been left for too long this issue can be solved by re-stretching the carpet and securing it again,” explains Elijah. However, if the issue has been left for too long, it can cause permanent damage, then a whole new carpet installation may have to be undertaken,” he adds.
Carpet matting and crushing – when first installed, a carpet looks soft and plush but over time the fibres in the carpet start to unravel and the pile of the carpet loses its thickness. Carpet matting and crushing can be caused by heavy foot traffic or by incorrect cleaning methods. “Knowing how to clean a carpet correctly is important; ensure you heed the instructions from the carpet manufacturer or the installers,” suggests Elijah. “If carpet is to be laid in heavy traffic area it might be better to opt for a heavy-duty carpet as it will offer more durability,” he adds.
Discolouration and fading – this can be caused by overexposure to sunlight, chemicals and wear and tear. To avoid this, install a carpet that is fade-resistant and invest in window dressings such as curtains or blinds. When cleaning the carpet it is important to use products that are gentle and specifically designed for carpet cleaning.
Indentation marks – this problem can be caused by heavy furniture that has stood in one place for a long time. This leaves heavy and deep depressions on the carpet. This can be prevented by placing coasters or gliders under the furniture. Rearranging furniture often and running a vacuum over the areas where the furniture was standing can also help prevent this issue.
“It is crucial to pay attention to carpet issues to prevent them from starting or catching the problem early on. If the problem is detected early enough, the carpet can be fixed without having to replace the whole carpet,” explains Elijah. Reacting quickly to carpet problems will prevent them from becoming worse. If there is a problem with your carpet, call Express Carpet Repairs or simply request an instant patch quote, or send them a photo of the carpet related issue and they are sure to fix it.
Express Carpet Repairs are the go-to experts in all-round carpet fixing. Their professional carpet repairers can repair almost any carpet issue from iron burns to meeting up new floors. They offer customers reliable, professional, quality and timely service.
Express Carpet Repairs runs a 24/7 service in Brisbane and Ipswich and surrounding suburbs. Next time you need a carpet repairer, think no further than Express Carpet Repairs.
Written and syndicated by: YDMA News