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Carpet Repairs
 
 

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Save money on potential carpet repairs by always keeping remnants of carpet that you've installed in your home.  It is a frugal, thrift friendly fix to patch in a piece of new carpet for a damaged section. 

 

If you are dealing with a large section of carpet that needs to be replaced, cut out the damaged area, and glue down the patch, including the carpet backing.  With smaller areas you can just cut away the damaged carpet fibers, and glue down more fibers.  Use a pair of scissors to even the top of the carpet.

 

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Here are some more frugal carpet repair tips.

 

- If you don't have an extra piece of matching carpet, cut a piece out of the back of one of
your closets.  You can repair that hole with a carpet that similar but not the exact match.
 
- Carpet has nap.  Be sure you turn your repair piece in the correct direction.
 
- Place a heavy object on top of your repair few a few days to make sure the bond is secure.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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