A good rug can keep your property attractive, the design flowing, and everything connected. It can bring together the entire room. Damage to that rug can become immensely stressful, especially with expensive rugs. Professional rug repair is the solution. It saves you from seeing a damaged rug for a long time to come and it saves you from spending more than you want to spend on a replacement. For anyone curious about what goes into the process, below are some of the most frequently asked questions on it.
Is it worth it?
A common question that people ask is whether the service is worth the cost. There is no one answer to this, however. In some cases, it is absolutely worth the money. In others, it is not. You have to look at your personal situation to determine whether it is.
Rugs to which you have a personal attachment, ones that you would not want to replace for any reason, are worth repairing. If you do not want to lose the rug, go for a repair. If the rug is expensive, and replacing it would cost more than repairing it, then you are saving money by doing a repair.
On the other hand, rugs to which there is no attachment and that cost less than a repair are not worth repairing. If you spend more on it than you would on a replacement, and it is not one that you care about, there is no point in spending more money than you otherwise could.
Does it affect value?
For expensive rugs, this is the most important question. It does depend on the rug itself. For most rugs, there is no difference between the repair and the original rug. You can have it repaired without any loss in value. However, some rugs have complexity and details to them that make them more valuable. The inability to recreate those details will result in a loss in value if trying to repair it.
What do pet stains do?
Pet stains, even those removed immediately by you, can have long lasting effects without professional rug repair. Pet stains can go through the entire rug, removing the color. Over time, that color may continue to fade in the spots with pet stains. Vomit and urine both have the ability to remove the dye from the rug permanently. Repair services right away are the only way to combat this.
Is it possible from home?
Rug repair from home, in general, is not a good idea. At home, it is impossible to do the full and thorough cleaning that a professional can provide. This may result in less than satisfactory results. If you have no choice, you must find someone who specializes in doing repairs and cleanings at home. Specialized equipment and knowledge are necessary.
How often does a rug require repair / cleaning?
You should consider general maintenance every couple of years or so. This removes all of the damage done over that period. In instances where there is an immediate problem, rug repair should happen right away.