Carpet is one of the most common types of flooring used today. Carpets require proper care to ensure they are clean as well as for the carpet’s longevity. Many homeowners work hard to keep their carpet clean and free of stains. When bald spots begin to appear, the cause can be a bit of a mystery. For those who have carpet with bald spots, Able Carpet Repair will share why they are there and how bald spots can be repaired.

What Causes Bald Patches in Carpet?

Bald spots can come from a number of different sources such as pet digging at the carpets or even due to a burn. However, when bald spots seem to show up out of nowhere and you know that your pets or a burn is not to blame then what you wonder what could be causing the bald spots? Carpet bald spots can be due to a unique pest infestation. Carpet beetles, or carpet moths more specifically, can lay eggs in your carpet. The Carpet Moth’s larva will then feed on the carpet. Natural wool blend carpets can be a banquet for carpet beetles and moths. They will concentrate in small areas, crewing the carpet fibers, which in turn creates bald spots in the carpet. Carpet beetles are very small but can be seen with the naked eye. If carpet beetles and moths are left unchecked, more bald spots will develop on your carpet.

How to Get Rid of Carpet Beetles & Pests

When carpet beetle or moths infest your home, before repairing the spot you will need to deal with the infestation. You will need to hire a professional carpet cleaning service that can treat the carpet for carpet beetles and moths. A carpet cleaning solution can be used to treat carpets for these pests. However, carpet beetles and moths can also be on your curtains, upholstery, and other linens made from wool or silk. You may need to wash curtains and linens in hot water along with having the upholstery treated and professionally cleaned.

How to Fix Bald Carpet Patches

When your carpet has bald spots either due to pest damage, pets, burns, or other causes, the spots can be repaired. Essentially, repairing a bald spot is the same as patch repairs. The bald spot will be cut out of the carpet. When cutting the bald spot out it is important that the cuts are clean so the hole is easy enough to duplicate. A spare piece of carpet is used and cut to perfectly fit in the hole where the bald spot was. The patch is then glued down and then a carpet comb is used to blend in the edges. When patch repairs are done by a professional, the repairs are much more discreet and undetectable. When you have bald spots that need to be repaired, it is strongly encouraged to seek professional carpet repair for best results.

Invisible Carpet Patching & Repair in Jacksonville, Florida

Carpet beetles and carpet moths can infest a home on even the cleanest of carpets. When bald spots occur quickly, treat your carpet for these pests and then seek patch repairs to restore your home’s carpet. For quality carpet repair services, contact Able Carpet Repair today!