Can Indoor Environmental Services Save My Carpet?

Can Indoor Environmental Services Save My Carpet?
What about that bleach spot on my hallway carpet, or that tear in the family room ? What about where the sun has faded that area to a different color by the sliding glass door? Can those wrinkles be taken out? These are some of the common questions asked by our clients. And usually, the answer is “yes” to most of these concerns. IES Technicians are certified in carpet cleaning, carpet repair, color restoration, and reinstallation and can provide services to the homeowner to improve the appearance, and extend the useful life of their carpets. Listed below are some of the most common types of procedures that can be performed by your IES Technician to “save” your carpet:

A very common repair today is to correct buckling or wrinkling in the carpet. This usually appears two to four years after installation. Besides looking bad, they cause carpet to wear unevenly, and pose a serious slip and fall hazard. These should be repaired immediately, due the fact that they get worse over time and can cause a permanent crease and discoloration in the carpet.

Sooner or later it happens to everyone, something is spilled on the carpet. But did the spill cause a spot or a stain? A spot is a deposit of foreign material that can be easily cleaned out of a carpet by your IES Technician. A stain however, is permanent and cannot be removed by standard cleaning procedures. Urine, bleach, and Kool-Aid (among others) contain substances that permanently change the color of the fibers. In these situations, it is necessary to neutralize, then remove the bleach or dye. The color can then be restored to those fibers to blend more closely with the surrounding carpet.

Physical damage to carpet can often be repaired through seaming or a precision bonded insert. Even if a donor piece of carpet is not available, often a piece can be scavenged from a closet or other inconspicuous area.

Common to loop pile carpet is the pulling of fibers. It is very important to catch these early. A looped carpet is like a knitted sweater, where a pull just gets longer and longer with time. Your IES Technician can reburl the “bundle wraps” that have been pulled out of the carpet backing.