The most common reason for removing a section of flooring and replacing it is because of permanent stains. Some stains, like bleach, will set in quickly and no amount of scrubbing can reverse the permanent discoloration that it causes. When this happens, only carpet repair can return the floor to its original state.
The first thing we do is gauge the scope of the damage. If it’s localized, then we can repair your carpet with a patch job. Once we assess the damage the actual carpet repair can begin. First, we’ll first mark out the area to be removed. This will usually be a square or rectangular piece, as it will be easier to remove if straight edges are used. Next, a specialized cutter is used to slice the piece out.
Now that the bad patch is removed, we then find a suitable piece that can fill in for it. This may either be textiles that were left over when the flooring was originally installed, or it may be a piece taken from a closet or another area not likely to be seen every day. The soiled or stained section may be used in the spot where the patch is taken from.
The new textile is fit into the hole left behind, and is glued into place, usually with a heated epoxy. We will then make sure that the seams left behind by the cut are smoothed out so they are rendered invisible. The area is trimmed down to match its surroundings, and at this point, the job is done.
It’s best to let the carpet repair sit undisturbed for a few days, at least, before allowing any foot traffic on it. To speed up the process up, place a heavy object on the patch to help it adhere and set.