Can Ripped Carpet Be Repaired?

Carpeting is one of the most durable types of flooring on the market, but that doesn’t mean it’s not susceptible to damage like waves, holes, tears, or stains, especially in high traffic areas of the house. However, when you get a tear or a rip in your carpet, it can be difficult to know how to fix it, and you may even think you’ll need an entire carpet replacement. Fortunately, most of the time—even with a rip—it can be salvaged with a proper carpet repair.

A simple seam repair, power stretching, or patching may be the only thing you’ll need to get your carpet back to looking as beautiful as it did the day you had it installed.

But how do you go about repairing or patching up your carpet, and when is it time to call in the professionals? Let’s go over everything you need to know about carpet repair.

DIY or Professional?

Thanks to YouTube tutorials and an equipped home improvement store nearby, you can likely tackle a lot of DIY projects without any assistance from the pros. For carpeting, however, it can be tricky to do yourself just because you may not have the tools available to get the job done right.

If, however, the rip is small enough, you can fix it by completing the following steps:

  1. Slide a flat tool, like a ruler, underneath the ripped area and lift it up.
  2. Fold back the carpet as much as you can in the torn area and then apply seam adhesive on the tear.
  3. Push the carpet back into place.

For large tears or rips, it’s best to leave the job up to the pros, who have the correct tools and the years of expertise to handle the task.

When you hire Kiwi Services for a carpet patch repair, you can expect to see the following:

Step 1: Cut Out the Damaged Carpet

Your Kiwi technician will measure the piece of carpet that’s damaged to determine exactly how big the patch will need to be. Using a utility knife or a carpet knife, they will carefully remove the piece, careful not to damage any surrounding carpet.

Step 2: Size the Replacement Piece

After removing the damage piece of carpet, your technician will then measure the piece of replacement carpet and place it over the bare piece of flooring to make sure everything matches up perfectly.

Step 3: Insert the Replacement Piece

Now your Kiwi Services technician will insert the replacement piece of carpet. Before they pop the replacement piece in, they will lay down carpet tape, which is a double-sided tape that adheres to both the flooring and the new piece of carpeting.

Step 4: Smooth and Trim

After the replacement carpet has been secured, your Kiwi tech will smooth it out and trim any longer fibers so that the repair looks seamless and natural with the rest of the carpet.

Interested in hiring Kiwi to perform a carpet repair in your home? Call us today for a no-obligation quote or to set up a service!