re-tufting carpets

Carpet Repair: Re-Tufting

Everything you need to know about re-tufting your carpet with ServiceMaster Clean.

Are you worried about a burn mark, stubborn stain, or other damage to your carpet? You may need a re-tufting service from ServiceMaster Clean.

What is re-tufting?

Tufting of a rug or carpet simply refers to the nature of its textile weaving, wherein several short pieces of thread or yarn are inserted into a base and held closely together. Therefore, re-tufting is the process of repairing damage to the original tufting of a rug or carpet.

When is re-tufting needed?

Re-tufting is a highly effective carpet treatment that can be carried out in many different scenarios. These include surface burns, stains, and damage from carpet-damaging insects like carpet moths. In the event of such damage, our carpet care experts will be able to diagnose the severity of the burn or marks and will treat the carpet accordingly. This assessment is crucial as the severity of the damage will affect the ability to carry out re-tufting. As a rule of thumb, re-tufting works best on burns or damages of up to approximately 2 inches (or 50mm).

Not all burns are able to be re-tufted. Because re-tufting requires attaching fibres to existing carpet, re-tufting is not an option if the burn has gone deep into the pile. In these cases, we will carry out a different form of treatment like using a bonded insert. This is essentially the equivalent of a skin graft for your carpet. What we do is cut out and remove the damaged area of carpet and replace it with a fresh piece.

How does re-tufting work?

When re-tufting is possible, we remove the damaged tufts to prepare the area to receive new tufts from either spare carpet or from the edge of the carpet where it is tucked behind the grippers. This means that the new tufts are the same batch and age as the original damaged tufts. We then install the new tufts either by re-tufting or re-weaving as appropriate.

With 60 years of experience as a leader in carpet and upholstery repair, you can rest assured that ServiceMaster Clean will leave your carpet looking as good as new.

If you are unsure about the process of re-tufting or would like to learn more about any of the processes discussed here, don’t hesitate to get in touch with your nearest ServiceMaster Clean business today to receive a free quote from our technicians.

Once at your property, our experts will be able to walk you through the process and assess what treatment is the best for your situation.

By Tom Page, Digital Content Writer