DIY carpet seam repair – can I do the job on my own?
If you’re on a tight budget, you may be considering a DIY seam repair attempt. We offer this information for people who may be so inclined. However, if you call one of our professional carpet seam repair guys, you can get a free estimate and potentially save money in the long run. Stretching carpet and restoring seams requires special industry-specific equipment, which could be cost prohibitive, and most people are surprised by how affordable a repair truly is.
Your Carpet Seam Repair Estimate is Free
Carpet typically comes in 12-foot widths on a long roll, so if you need more than 12 feet of carpet across a room or hallway, a seam becomes necessary. Carpet mills design their products to be seamed, and if it’s done properly it will last for the lifetime of the carpet. Seams usually fail because they were improperly sealed in the first place. Seams may also fail because of faulty seam tape, blunt force, animal attack, and age.
Sometimes ripples in the carpet require that that it be stretched. If the edge of the carpet is at the seam, it then becomes necessary to trim the excess carpet and repair the seam.
Carpet Seam Repair Basics
In cases where the seam tape is no longer maintaining its grip, the repair may only require applying glue to the seam tape under the carpet and then pressing down the carpet backing into the fresh glue. Latex may also be used, although it will be necessary to maintain pressure on the carpet with a heavy weight of some sort.
If a seam must be taken apart before doing the carpet repair, simply place a wet towel over the seam and use a hot steam iron to loosen its grip. The steam will allow you to remove the old seam tape. Next, you will want to make sure that all carpet edges are clean, and that all glue residue is completely removed from the seam tape.
Fixing the seam is done with carpet seam tape, a seaming iron, and a carpet steam roller. If the carpet requires stretching, other tools will be required. You can look in our carpet stretching section for more DIY information on this process.
Apply your iron to the seam tape and carefully press down the carpet as you use the iron the soften the glue on the tape. This action requires a steady hand (and some experience working with seam tape sure doesn’t hurt). Hot glue is them pushed into the backing of the carpet, and a heavy weight holds everything in place while it cools and hardens.
How we do business differently at Creative Carpet Repair
When Steve Gordon created the company, his focus was to maintain the highest standards of both workmanship and customer care. Accomplishing this twofold task means your money is well spent as you avoid the pitfalls so common in the service industry. Here is how our carpet repair process works, from start to finish.
Contact our main office during business hours and we will answer the phone. End of story. If you call during off-hours, leave a message and we will call you back – every time. We value your time.
Get an in-range estimate for your seam repair over the phone. Simply explain the problem in as much detail as you can. Our phone representative will provide you with an in-range estimate. Sometimes the job ends up at the high end of this estimate, other times it’s at the low end, but most of the time it falls somewhere in the middle. When our carpet repair guy comes to your home, he will inspect the job and give you a firm estimate that falls within this range. No bait and switch. No risk. No unwanted surprises.
A carpet repair expert is dispatched and assigned to handle your carpet repair. This fully licensed, bonded, and insured technician will promptly contact you to arrange a home visit. Our dispatcher will follow up with them after a day or two to make sure they followed through, making sure you never fall through the cracks. If you’re on a deadline, we can work with you to expedite this process.
Your carpet repair expert was hand-selected by Steve Gordon. They are also required to have at least a decade of experience in carpet repair, and maintain the required credentials. You can trust that the carpet guy we sent to your home is trustworthy, vetted, and professional.
Once our carpet seam repair guy provides you with an estimate, all you need to is approve the job. We ask one thing from you at this point – allow our carpet guy to do the job then and there. We provide you with a free estimate and all we ask in return is that you allow our repair guy to conserve his resources.
If you decide not to do the work, our repair guy will walk out the door. We will never pressure you to do the job, or bully you into making a decision you’ll later regret. You have all of the power.
Your carpet repair is forever backed up by our 100% Unconditional Labor Guarantee, which means you never have to worry about the quality of our workmanship.
Need a seam repair on your carpet? Give us a call
Steve Gordon recognized that hiring any service guy to come into your home is a risk. Creative Carpet Repair was developed to eliminate that risk, put the power in your hands, and help you get the most from your dollar investment. Our labor guarantee backs it all up. No other carpet repair company even tries to accomplish what we do every day. If you need seam repair, give us a call and get a free estimate.