Carpet Repair

Take care of your carpet with these repair, cleaning and installation how-tos.

How to Remove Wax From a Carpet

Candle wax accidentally dripped on a plush carpet may look like a hopeless mess, but with a cool head, a hot iron, and a few tricks of the trade, you can make a big wax mess disappear.

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  • Tips for Removing Carpet

    Save some money on your next carpet installation by removing the old carpet yourself. This article has some nifty tips that will save your back…

  • Carpet Cleaning Tips for Long Lasting Carpet

    Properly cleaned and maintained carpet will last twice as long. Learn the effective strategies for keeping your carpet looking new and fresh for…

  • Do it right. Do it yourself.

    The Family Handyman is proud to announce the DIY University. Courses that give you the confidence and know-how to get the job done right.

  • How to Choose Carpet

    To buy the best carpet for your home, learn about different styles, materials and quality to ensure durability and comfort for your long-term…

  • How to Restretch a Carpet

    Tired up lumpy, loose carpeting? You can restretch your old carpeting in less than a day. In fact you can fit, trim and restretch a new carpet…

  • Carpet Maintenance Tips: 3 Quick Carpet Fixes

    Save a bundle by fixing common carpet and rug problems like burn spots, loose wall-to-wall carpet, and wet carpet using basic tools and…

  • How to Get Stains Out of Carpet

    Don't replace a whole carpet because of one small stain. With a cookie cutter carpet patch you can cut out and replace the bad spot with an…

  • Carpet Cleaning Tips for Pet Owners

    Eliminate pet stains and odors quickly after the accident by using this simple vacuum technique plus special bio-enzyme cleaners. Solve the…

  • How to Remove Wax From a Carpet

    Candle wax accidentally dripped on a plush carpet may look like a hopeless mess, but with a cool head, a hot iron, and a few tricks of the…

  • Removing Old Carpet

    Tear out carpet yourself and silence floor squeaks, eliminate odors, hide speaker wires, replace bad subfloors and save a few bucks too! All…

  • Carpet Care Tips to Make Your Carpet Last

    Get years more life from your investment: if you treat your carpet right, it'll last much longer, saving you money in the long run. Check out…