If you’re like us, then you probably have a mini heart attack every time your carpet gets damaged, because you know it’ll be a pain to fix it. If you’re tired of paying someone else to repair your Anchorage carpet cleaning and want to find out how to DIY, then read on for our easy and straightforward step-by-step guide.
Find a Remnant Piece
First things first, you need to go to the basement or wherever you have placed the remnant piece from the carpet’s installation and cut a piece of it that’s big enough to cover the damaged area.
Trim the Repair Piece
You need to trim the remnant piece so that it fits neatly over the damaged area. To do this, place an empty can, or a similar suitable container, and press the rim down onto the nap side of the piece. Then, take a utility knife and cut around the outline made by the container.
Mark the Nap’s Direction
Next, get a piece of adhesive tape and mark it with an arrow. You’ll use this to show the carpet nap’s direction parallel to the repair piece. Then, take another piece of marked tape to isolate the nap’s direction close to the damaged carpet cleaning Anchorage spot.
Outline the Damaged Area
Take the same container as before and press it down onto the damaged area.
Remove the Damaged Piece
Use your utility knife to cut through the outline made by the container, effectively removing the damaged area. Just make sure that the cut-out area is big enough to accommodate the remnant piece but small enough to not leave gaps when the carpet tape has been inserted.
Insert the Carpet Tape
The carpet tape needs to have a wider diameter than that of the cut-out area, about two or more inches wider to be exact. Separate the adhesive from the backing side of the tape by peeling it off, and gently place the piece onto the previously cut-out area. To make sure that it stays put, press the piece down with your fingers, and use one piece of tape to cover one half of the space and another half for the other side.
Insert the Replacement Piece
Before you insert the carpet cleaners Anchorage piece into the hole, turn it so that its arrow is facing the same position as the arrow which is close to the cut-out area. Press the piece into the opening by applying extra pressure on the sides so that the new replacement piece is perfectly blended in with the existing carpet.
Trim Longer Fibers
Finish the job by trimming away any long fibers that are sticking out. Place the scissors flush against the carpet and press down with your fingers so that the uneven fibers are between your fingers.
Press the Repair in Place
For the final finishing touch, take a large and heavy piece of furniture or a stack of books and place them on top of the repaired section of the carpet cleaning Anchorage AK. Leave it like that for two days or so to make sure that the piece is completely integrated.