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Can I Save Money Repairing Carpet Myself?

There are many problems at home that you can fix yourself. With the right tools and good instructions many Do-it-Your-Selfers have saved a lot of cash my tackling home projects on their own. What about carpet repair? Is it easy enough to rent tools and do the job yourself? Is it worth it? Let’s take a look.

Cost of Carpet Repair Tools

Pricing on tools to repair your carpet can vary.

  • Power Stretcher– Shopping around you may be able to locate a power stretcher for around $30/35 a day.
  • Toolbox– You may be able to find a toolbox containing a straight edge, knife, glue gun and other repair tools for approximately $20/day

If you can get everything done in one day it may cost you around $50-60. Or you could hire a professional to take care of smaller projects of 2-4 rooms for $100-300 depending on the dimensions of the rooms. Your skill and quickness will determine how much you can actually save. Remember time is money and you do not want to spend multiple days working on the same project that professionals can do in a few hours. If you are comfortable with repairing carpet yourself it may be worth it.

How difficult is Repairing Carpet?

The above question isn’t always easy to answer broadly. It will depend on your construction experience and how complex your carpet problem really is. For much simpler jobs in homes where you have raised trim, plush carpet and flexible latex carpet backing, doing it yourself may be ideal for you. Still there could be unpredictable factors that could put a project of this king way over your head. Seam work can be tricky, especially if you want it to be nearly invisible. In this case it is highly recommended that you leave it to the pros. A top notch, high quality seam takes experience and a good skill set to achieve.

The Verdict

As you can see there are many factors that will determine just what the best option is. If you have the skill set renting tools may save you money and you could do a great job. It really does just depend on how comfortable you are with your skill set and how much time you have. Of course there are the risks that you may just get into more than you bargained for. For the best possible results, call a professional and avoid the possible headaches all together.

5-16-2016

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