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Should You Repair or Replace Your Carpet

Should You Repair or Replace Your Carpet?

Many homeowners have faced the following scenario, their carpet is aging or deteriorated, and they are forced to decide whether to repair or replace the aesthetic feature. Many carpet industry professionals maintain that material over five years old should be replaced.

Nip & Tuck Carpet Repair wants our current and prospective customers to know, however, that repair is often an affordable and convenient option. That said, when considering carpet repair, several factors must be considered, including:

Consider Labor and Material Cost

Carpet replacement involves costs such as the labor associated with installation, padding, and disposal of the old material. Prices typically range between $9 and $40 per square yard. This depends upon the type and quality of the carpeting being used. Most homeowners choose soft, plush carpeting costing somewhere between $20 to $30 per square yard. In an average room, these charges would run anywhere from an exorbitant $400 to $600.

Consider the State Your Carpet is in

Repair might prove to be a more suitable option in addressing the following common carpeting issues:

Carpet Stretching

In many cases, aging carpet develops ripples that appear throughout the layout. The professionals employed at Nip & Tuck possess the skills and tools to remove these abnormalities from your carpeting. We can do so in an average-sized room for roughly $60 to $70. This quick remediation typically saves a homeowner, on average, more than $300 to $500 in comparison to replacement.

Stains

Bleach stains and stubborn stains from pet accidents can be some of the most frustrating ailments to befall your carpet. However, contrary to the opinions of many industry professionals, such events do not automatically necessitate replacement.

The team at Nip & Tuck performs a procedure known as patching. This service allows us to remove the stained piece of carpet and replace it with a new donor piece. Should only one or two stains exist, said action could make the carpet appear as good as new. Moreover, patching costs $30 to $100 per effort. Final expenses will be contingent upon the size of the stains being worked on. However, patching is often estimated to cost anywhere from $300 to $500 less than new carpeting.

Final Considerations​

Typically, repair is a cost-effective choice. Going for a full-on carpet replacement can be costly, intrusive, and most likely unnecessary. The bottom line is if a home's carpeting is less than 15 years old, it may still be salvageable. Give the professionals at Nip & Tuck Carpet Repair a call for a free quote today.

By Ft. Collins Carpet Repair 9-17-2020