Carpet Burns: The Aftermath

Carpet burns, whether from a cigarette, fireplace embers, or a knocked-over clothes iron, are something that a homeowner is best-served remedying via the experienced carpet repair services of A Personal Touch Carpet Cleaning. Even small burns that appear easy enough to fix on your own can pose problems if you lack the right tools and knowledge.

Fixing Small Burns, Option One

Small burns, depending on the heat of the burn and the object/substance that caused the burn, can be tricky even for a local carpet repair company. Assuming a straightforward small burn, i.e. from a curling iron, our carpet experts establish the burn’s dimensions and then use a special tool to carefully remove the burnt part of the carpet. When this is done, we visit the nearest wall or out-of-the-way spot in the affected room (i.e. a closet), and snip away as many carpet fibers as we need to fill in the space left by the burned area. Then, using a professional-grade glue, these fibers are adhered to the carpet in a quantity and density sufficient to make the burn appear like it never happened.

Fixing Small Burns, Option Two

Another effective way with which we address small burns, especially those caused by a cigarette or cigar ash, is to first utilize a premium sandpaper to sand away all visible burn marks. The mention of “sanding” conjures up in some people a notion of harshness, but rest assured our team has plenty of experience in this area, and we use a quality of sandpaper renowned for its ability to remove burn marks without damaging the carpet. In fact, this is one example of many for why you should hire a professional instead of going the DIY route: too much is left to chance, even if you consider yourself particularly handy.

After sanding away the burn marks, we vacuum up any left-behind residue. Once this is done, we’ll take the same steps as in option one and cut away any remaining black fibers. In the even that there are scorch marks still visible, we’ll employ a premium-grade solution to the carpet – one that is very effective at removing signs of scorching, without damaging your carpet. This solution is blotted onto the affected area, then rinsed and allowed to dry completely. The final step here is the same as in option one: gather matching carpet fibers from other parts of the room and fill the vacated space with clean, healthy fibers.

Fixing Large Burns

Large burns are addressed on a case-by-case basis, but our approach is generally the same as for smaller burns. However, large-burn remedies involve the careful cutting and removal of the burnt piece of carpet, followed by the delicate act of installing and adhering a fresh piece of carpet to take its place. The new piece of carpet must resemble as close as possible the burnt piece, and great care is taken by our professionals to ensure a seamless fit in terms of color, fiber direction, and pile density.

Burnt Carpet? Contact Our Carpet Experts

For more than 30 years, our local carpet cleaning company has assisted Englewood and Denver homeowners with all manner of carpet cleaning and repair needs. No job is too big or too small, so contact A Personal Touch Carpet Cleaning today for a free quote and impeccable service.  Remember at A Personal Touch, “We don’t cut corners, we clean them.”

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