Increase the lifespan of your carpet
Increase the lifespan of your carpet firstly by not walking across it with your shoes. Shoes worn outside will bring unwelcome dirt and other soils into your home and on your carpets.
Walking across your carpet combined with abrasives like sand that get tracked in from shoes will contribute to early carpet wear.
Vacuum as needed
Some homes have rooms with carpet that rarely get used, that carpet will literally last forever. These carpets can be maintained with a once a week vacuuming and, a carpet cleaning every 16 to 24 months.
Rooms used on a daily basis will require a maintenance routine of vacuuming and Steam Cleaning more often.
Heavily used carpet and carpets with smaller traffic areas may need steam cleaned every three to six months. Many businesses require carpet cleaning more often than residential homes because of the amount of daily foot traffic they receive.
Household areas that get more traffic will show carpet wear sooner. Rearranging the furniture in these rooms will help minimize the appearance of early carpet wear.
How to Repair a Carpet Burn
Once your carpet has been burned there is no way to reverse the damage, however there are a couple of thing that you can do to minimize the eyesore and Repair a Carpet Burn.
QUICK FIX ONE
- With scissors, carefully cut out the burnt fibers from the carpet.
- Use a mild soap to clean the burned area use a sponge and rinse.
- Cut some carpet fibers near the edge of a wall or inside a closet somewhere that it won’t be noticeable.
- Glue your newly appropriated fibers onto the carpet to conceal the burn spot.
QUICK FIX TWO
- Cut out the burned part of the carpet.
- Using a piece of scrap carpet cut out an area of the carpet that is a little larger than the burnt spot, make sure the pattern runs in the same direction.
- Place the new piece of carpet over the burned area.
- Use a utility knife to cut around the edges. You’ll also want to cut through the carpet below it. When you’re cutting be sure not to cut the carpet padding below.
- Remove the burnt chunk of carpet. Make sure the new piece of carpet fits the hole cut it until it is the same size as the removed piece.
- Use double sided carpet tape and carpet seam sealer then apply the new piece of carpet to the removed area. You have now repaired your carpet burn!