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The Fastest Repair For A Carpet Ripped Up By Your Dog
By LUCY CLARK
Pets bring a lot of joy to our lives, but they can also be a big added expense; chewed-up clothes, house training accidents, and ripped-up carpets are common problems when bringing a dog into your life, and replacing a carpet can be anywhere from $700 to $2,000. However, you may not need to replace your carpet, after all.
If the tear is a simple line, you can easily cut the loose threads with sewing shears and cover it up with extra carpet by vacuuming up the extra fibers and blending them into the rest of the carpet. For larger tears, use a hot melt carpet tape where the carpet meets the floor or with another carpet, and then use an iron to melt it and seal the rip.
For larger rips, cut a square out of the affected area with a carpet knife, order a square of carpet slightly bigger than the one you cut, and then grab a piece of cardboard to slide underneath your carpet, tracing the hole to measure the size you’ll need. Use hot melt carpet tape and an iron to adhere it to the exposed backing, and vacuum to blend the sample into your carpet.