Common carpet issues

Common carpet issues

When it comes to choosing your new carpet, we know how tedious of a task that it can be. You have gone through the lengthy process of choosing the right colour, fibre, and construction of your carpet. The installer has spent the entire day in your home installing the brand-new flooring. But you discover a smell, and there are wrinkles in the carpet. The following list details some of the biggest problems that carpet owners run into along the way. 

Common carpet issues

Shedding : Shedding is a common issue that occurs in new carpets. Some types of carpets will begin to shed balls of fluff throughout their first year, th8is is called shedding. This process is normal and should not be a cause for concern, since these balls are generally too large to become airborne. Shedding occurs when a tuft happens to rise above the pile of carpet. Sprouting is also common during the first year but can also occur throughout the entire life of the carpet. 

Solution: Your carpet should eventually stop shedding after one year. However, vacuuming regularly can shorten the amount of time that your carpet sheds for. If you happen to find a sprouting carpet tuft, it is important that you cut it to size with a pair of scissors. You could damage your carpet it you try to vacuum or pull at the tuft. 

Wrinkles and Buckles : If your carpet is improperly installed, it may begin to ripple, buckle or wrinkles. This is not normal and should immediately be corrected. 

Solution: contact your installer and have them fix your carpet by using a power stret5cher. It is best to check for any defects before the installer leaves your home as this will make any corrections easier. Wrinkles and buckles are not normal, so it is important that they are fixed. 

Long-term carpet issues

Crushing:  Over time, foot traffic and heavy furniture can crush carpet fibres. While a certain amount of crushing is normal for all types of carpets, some carpets, like acrylic are more prone to crushing. 

Solution: Carpet crushing can be reduced by vacuuming heavy traffic areas often. Additionally, moving heavy furniture just a few inches on a regular basis or adding protective tabs and foam blocks can reduce crushing. 

Colour Loss: Colour loss, fading, and yellowing can be caused by many factors. These include sunlight, cleaning chemicals and gases passing over the surface of the carpet. 

Solution: Colour loss is usually impossible to reverse, therefore it is important to protect your carpet from fading and yellowing. This can be done by keeping your carpet away from dangerous chemicals and shielding it from UV radiation. Some common ways to prevent UV radiation damage is by investing in window drapes, colourfast carpet, and UV window protection. 

Staining: Often staining can occur on carpet, even if the carpet is generally resistant to staining and soiling. It is important to treat all stains as quickly as possible for the best results. 

Solution: Often, chemicals from your local supermarket may cause some more damage to your carpet. If in need of stain removal, call AllAces Cleaning & Restoration on 1800 00 1010.

All our staff are trained through the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration, so we can identify your carpet fibre, identify the stains, and do an expert stain removal. If you have any questions or concerns about your carpet, call one of out friendly staff on 1800 00 1010.

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