How to Remove a Vacuum Burn From Carpet

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Removing a vacuum burn from a carpet is something that you can do by applying a patch in just the right way. Remove a vacuum burn from a carpet with help from a foreman for Lighty Contractors in this free video clip.

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Hello, everyone. I'm Joshua Clement, and today I'm going to talk to you about how to remove a vacuum burn from your carpet. Now what we're going to have to do is remove the entire area that is affected by the burn, get a patch and put it in its place. For this job you will need some carpet glue, a razor blade, something to use as a guide and a scrap piece of carpet. The first step is to remove the damaged area. So we're going to take our guide that I've made out of a piece of industrial tile, set it right over top of the burn, press firmly down, take your razor blade and cut into it at a little bit of an angle. The reason we're going at an angle is so that way when we put our new piece in it can slide in there and fibers can overlap each other a little bit. You want to make sure that the piece does not move. If it moves it's going to throw off your squareness of your piece so when you put your next piece in it's going to be off a little bit. After you're done cutting grab the piece and pull it out. If it's still connected anywhere, take your razor blade and cut the fibers. Make sure that you don't just pull it out because that can ruin the fibers around the area. After we're done, we're going to take our scrap piece of carpet, make sure that the pad and the fibers are running the same way, then we'll take our guide, place it over our scrap piece of carpet and cut out a new piece. After you have the new piece cut out go ahead and dry fit it in there and make sure that it fits properly. Then we'll pull it out, take our carpet glue and apply it to the outside of our replacement piece. After you have your piece all glued go ahead and set one side into place, fold it back, push the other side in. Then we'll work our way around working all the fibers into the joint and making sure that that glue grabs all those fibers. Doing the job this way is a lot easier than having to tear out the entire room's carpet and replace it. It's also a lot cheaper. It's going to be a lot better to have a little bit of a seam there than a huge burn spot. Thank you all for watching and good luck with this project.


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