As a carpet repair specialist in Temecula, CA I have
taught classes on carpet repair and have done 1000's of carpet repairs and
room restretching. from
dog tears at doorways, patching out bleach spots, to full home restretching
including hallways that require seams opened and shortened. You can call me
for an accurate price at 951-695-5041 Thanks John Hilbrands.
Hilbrands Carpet Care has always been a specialist in carpet repair: Originally as
a carpet repair
instructor with Century I would do most of the carpet repairs and
carpet restretching for the company and those that other technicians refused. The secret of
course is taking your time and using the best materials to accomplish the
carpet repair. The two biggest calls are Carpet Restretchinig and
Carpet Repairs near the door from dog damage. of course we also
do bleach damage carpet repairs and color spot repairs. Interestingly I often find I have the lowest
regardless of my experience it seem that everyone is seeking to get rich on
every customer I prefer to stay busy and satisfy my customers:
Carpet Patches are necessary when their is a hole or damage that must
be cut out to correct. Replacement carpet is used to patch the
damage. often caused by dogs, Iron, bleach, remodeling, etc.
Prices vary by size and location i.e. against wall is easier..
Please watch the video bellow it explains a lot.
Patches: are generally 100.00 the process below is typical:
Verify a replacement piece is matching
Cut out damaged area, if possible preserve as pattern.
Bring pattern to donor location and cut it out from back to minimize
face fiber cutting (unless Berber).
position in location and verify perfect fit
Seam in using seaming tape if no room for seaming iron use glue gun
on seaming tape.
Patch donor area using carpet from truck (probably not perfect match so
donor area should be slightly hidden in closet.
When patching carpet we usually use a pieces from a closet and then patch
the closet with piece matching the carpet as close as possible. This means an exact match in the
main area and a close match in the hidden location.
Here is a bleach repair that was in the hard category: 1)Carpet damage was large a 3 foot square, 2)
Carpet required pattern matching, 3) Carpet damage in the center of the room.
Here's a little story on this repair: I had just met a carpet dyer a couple days earlier who had talked himself up a bit to me so I gave a bleach phone estimate his number. The dyer
met him and told him the whole carpet had to be dyed a darker shade due to
color variations and it was impossible to match so the customer had me do
this perfect repair for a fifth of the price. When the dyer called me later that day to ask me to go 100 miles for a
referral while my referral was in our same town I refused. He started to cuss at me, shocked I got of the phone as soon as possible. I did mention I had just done
this repair and sent him a photo. The dyer called me back and apologized he didn't know that
I was able to do this level of work, but I never recommended him again. I no longer recommend carpet dyers for bleach as they seam a little on the
This is a fairly easy Berber carpet run
repair. Damage image on right repaired is on left (reversed). Success like most things is in the little things. 1) I taped the
Berber line open
to accept repair. 2)I thinned the backing of the replacement piece 3) Cut the
replacement so I had enough on sides so it wouldn't run but not so much as to
show 4) used just enough hot melt to not overflow but hold the piece in.
This is an example of dog damage at a door way.
The first image is showing the damage next a new piece is seamed in and last
it was cleaned. As you can see sometimes carpet needs cleaning to make
the carpet repair less visible
Carpet restretching is needed when carpet buckles from looseness, this could
be due to weak carpet, heavy furniture, or bad installation.
Please watch the video below it explains a lot.
Restretch: 100.00 to 150.00 per room
Restretching carpet requires most rooms to be emptied but using sliders have greatly lessened the
difficulty of this. Most light items are moved out by the customer and we usually handle the heavier stuff. We work one room at a time so we can move stuff into the hallway. In some
cases we need to work around built ins but two walls need to be clear they are usually the headboard wall and wall opposite the door. In general I stretch the 1st room in 2 hours because I do the hardest room first usually a hallway or master bedroom. Then it takes about an hour per room. A hall even though it is empty takes a bit longer due to needing to cut
overlap in the center of the hall and reseaming. In some cases looseness at doorways can be fixed when doing a hall restretch.
For carpet clean up we vacuum under your furniture before we
put it back as its unlikely that you will ever have this opportunity again.
Sometimes people want carpet cleaning as well but wonder why we put
everything back before cleaning? Generally the biggest issue is
getting permanent furnture stains secondly is safety of the operator and
furniture. Lifting furniture is easier then trying to get blocks or
tabs under it and the combination of lifting and blocking heavy objects is
dangerous. even paid furniture movers don't do that combination.
Leaving heavy furniture off of the carpet for the customer to put back after
the carpet is dry would be overly burdensome so we put it all back.
lighter furniture on the other hand can be tabbed or blocked but is easier
to shift around as we work. So we completely clean up from the repair and
then carpet clean like normal cleaning around heavy objects and moving
lighter ones that are on soiled areas.
Here is another view of the image at the top of this
page. Notice the complicated layout of the power stretcher. When there is no
wall for it to brace too often you must come up with a solution. Here I
needed to use the post (for strength) but the doorway wasn't across so I
had to use extension poles to align Between extension poles and 2x4s
there usually is a solution
Here is a view of the carpet seam as it is completed
showing carpet overlap and finished carpet seam before the support of the nails and
carpet stretcher were removed.
(carpet seam is invisible but is centered between nails)
Here is a typical furnished room being stretched: Notice
the power stretcher this is necessary to make a tight carpet and is
required to properly install carpet. We have slid heavy furniture out but bulky
furniture such as bed is just on sliders to move around in the room
as we progress. It generally only takes one operator when sliders are
Call for prices adjusted for your needs. I usually price on phone and stick
to estimate so even though I'm one of the few carpet cleaners in Temecula that post all prices
on line so don't fear a large total just call.