Professional vs. DIY Carpet Fixing

Your carpet is something that you should consider as one of the investments inside your home. Not only does it make your room look better and complements its style, it also adds value to your home in such a way that using quality lighting fixtures do. Moreover, you know how expensive it is and preserving it means maximizing its cost. So, if you are thinking of whether you should hire a professional to fix your carpet or do it yourself, here are some of the things that you should consider so that you can decide what is the best thing for you to do.

Fixing the carpet yourself is definitely cheaper. It is also very easy. You just have to buy the materials from your local home depot or do-it-yourself store. You will need a pair of scissors, utility knife and carpet tape. With these you just have to cut out the damaged part of the carpet using the utility knife, insert that carpet tape and place the cut out carpet piece on the area. Then all you have to do is to trim the longer fibers. Of course you will need to have a piece of your carpet to use as patch. Now, this is really the easier and the cheaper way to repair your carpet. However, this is best on areas on your carpet that do not have heavy traffic. If you do this on an area with heavy traffic, the piece will easily be torn out. Moreover, although the steps are very easy and you can do it in no time, do not be surprised to find the patch very visible or noticeable. Also, if you fail to place the patch exactly as it should be, meaning the direction of the nap is not right, or fail to do a good trim, it will not be as smooth as the rest of the area.

Of course you can choose to hire a professional to do it. Having a professional carpet repair company to repair your carpet is of course more expensive than doing it yourself. What you should know here is that you are spending more because the way they will repair your carpet is not the same as the steps described above. Professional carpet repair companies will use padding that has the same thickness as your carpet, will cut out and patch the damaged part and will re-stretch the carpet so that no one will notice the part that has been cut out and replaced.

It really depends on how much you are willing to spend on your carpet, how big and where the damage is. Considering all these things can help you decide whether to hire a professional to do the repair or not.



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