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We also offer an affordable stair service. As your stairs begin to wear, we'll move the runner one-half step to put the fresh carpet onto the wear path. Call us.
Smaller carpet repairs can be very expensive so we're including this primer on carpet repair. Go slowly and be careful. If these repairs don't work, you are usually no worse off than you were before you tried. If things go really wrong, you can always call us.
Carpet Repair Tips
Even though a conscious program of vacuuming is followed, some change will take place. The changes will not only be in the traffic areas but in other sections which receive very little traffic. This change is more noticeable on solid colors and in the better grades of plush carpet. It may first become apparent as a large spot, as if something has been spilled. It may look like a water spot. The spot may be rounded or have a wavy shape and not really enclosing any area. If the fingers are run over the spot, it will be noticed that the pile runs in one direction until the edge of the spot is reached. The edge of the area will appear rough, or raised, and then once outside the area, the pile runs in a different direction from that in the spot.
Basic directions for all the stains. (Also see spills page)
Some stains are very hard to remove. May need to repeat process two or more times. Some stains are permanent and cannot be removed.
With carpet used in more homes and offices, along with better insulation and heating, static electricity has become more noticeable. Add to that computer terminals, keyboards and such and we hear more and more about static problems. The amount of static electricity created is based on such variables as the weight, walking habits and even the type of shoes worn. It's affected by the face fiber of the carpet, construction of the carpet, the backing, type of cushion under the carpet and the kind of floor. The amount of moisture in the air and, consequently on the face yarns is a major factor in determining if someone is going to get shocked after walking over a carpet.
Static electricity may be noticeable and then it will disappear. It may or may not return. The reason it disappeared is the change of some variable. It could be a change in the type of shoe soles or the carpet has been soiled. The static electricity on a dirty carpet is less than on a clean one.
Humidity is probably the biggest factor that produces the change. Moisture in the air will be absorbed by the carpet fibers. The moisture in the fibers is important as the moisture helps dissipate the electrical charge. If there is sufficient moisture present, there will not be enough charge built up to produce a shock. An early method used to control static was to place pans of water on the stove or radiators. Moisture is added to some heating systems today by placing a humidifier on the furnace or in the room. If sufficient water is added to the air, it will eliminate the static problem but too much moisture can produce a condensation problem on window glass in colder climates.
Another method is to spray the carpet surface with an anti-static agent. It is not a permanent treatment as it is slowly removed by the soles of the shoes. If these agents are sprayed in the fall, they will probably be effective until spring, or at least a few weeks. This is the normal season of low humidity and most problems with static electricity. If static becomes noticeable before spring, then the traffic areas can be retreated. Some of the anti-static agents are sticky and will cause dirt to adhere to the carpet. Carpet and rugs can be purchased with special fibers or treatments built into them which will eliminate the static electricity problem.