Spring Carpet Repairs You Can Do Yourself (And What You Should Leave to the Experts)

Spring is in the air. It’s time to harness that energy and do a little spring cleaning and work around the home. Extra bank holiday weekends and the prospect of sunnier days draw even the most reluctant DIYers out of their shells across Manchester and the entire UK. If you’re looking for a spring project, take a look at your carpets. Do they look attractive and welcoming, or are they past their prime? Spending a little time looking after your floors can make a big difference in the overall look of your home. But if you’re not careful, DIY projects can lead to stress, frustration, and even injury – and handling your carpet repairs and renovations is not necessarily the easiest task. Know what you can and can’t tackle on your own for stress-free DIY work and home renovations.
Yes ,You Can

The easiest and best way to renovate your carpets is to give them a thorough cleaning. Use a specialist carpet cleaner to make sure you lift all the residual dirt that has probably been hanging around for months. Try using a scented carpet-cleaning solution to give your home that “new carpet” smell once again. To enhance the effect of newly spruced-up carpets, you can make other superficial changes to your rooms that do not require any particular knowledge of DIY work. Make an effort in the bathroom by replacing the tiles, updating the door handles, installing a new bathroom cabinet, or changing the bathroom taps. Undertake small changes in the kitchen – fix a dripping tap, put up new tiles, or even install a new counter top. Painting in any room of the house is a good way to spend your DIY time without causing too much stress.

spillWith a Little Help

There may be some areas of your carpet that require some extra attention – for example, a small burn mark where a cigarette was left standing on the floor or a small area where the iron left a mark. When you are dealing with a small repair job, simply snip the damaged fibres using a pair of sharp, small scissors. Snip only a little unless you want your carpet to have a bald patch. For deeper stains and burns, replace damaged fibres with fibres from an unused piece of carpet. You will need to use tweezers and a strong adhesive. If you want to take on a more in-depth DIY job such as plumbing in the bathroom or maintaining the electrics in your home, it helps to have some instruction. You will find courses and workshops for both beginner and more experienced DIYers at your local community college, or you can find help from the DIY School in Manchester.

Don’t Try This at Home

Be careful if you want to repair a carpet damaged by flood water, extensive burn marks, or spilled paint that covers a large area. It can be tempting to start snipping away at the carpet to remove the offending marks. Unless you are dealing with a tiny area of damage, your work will probably do more harm than good, and you won’t be able to claim on your insurance policy if you try to fix the mistakes yourself. Flood water damage also requires expert assistance. Do yourself a favour and call the Carpetsurgeon experts in Manchester for carpet repairs without stress.

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