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Carpet Repair

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

  1. 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 years.

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  1. How to Lay Carpet Squares

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    Modular carpet, also known as carpet squares, is a DIY-friendly alternative to traditional wall-to-wall carpet. Even inexperienced homeowners can carpet a room in a day.

  2. Removing Old Carpet

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

  3. How to Get Stains Out of Carpet

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    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 invisible replacement piece.

  4. How to Remove Wax From a Carpet

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    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.

  5. Carpet Maintenance Tips: 3 Quick Carpet Fixes

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    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 know-how. This article walks you through the steps.

  6. How to Choose Carpet

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    To buy the best carpet for your home, learn about different styles, materials and quality to ensure durability and comfort for your long-term satisfaction. Photo courtesy of Stainmaster

  7. Carpet Cleaning Tips for Pet Owners

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    Eliminate pet stains and odors quickly after the accident by using this simple vacuum technique plus special bio-enzyme cleaners. Solve the problem in 5 minutes.

  8. How to Restretch a Carpet

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    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 in a modest size room yourself. With a few special rented tools and the coaching in this article, you can do a great job even if it's your first try. The techniques we show also work to get rid of wrinkles. You won't save a lot by doing it yourself. But the big advantage is that you can get the room back in order on your schedule rather than idling on a carpet layer's backlogged customer list (or taking off work to keep the appointment).

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