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Wednesday's Ask the Experts: Repair techniques

August 17, 2011

Wednesday''s Ask the Experts question from a cleaning professional on the International Custodial Advisors Network (ICAN) "Ask the Experts" page: We had an accident and spilled acid bathroom cleaner on a 3 inch by 5 inch area of commercial carpet, destroying the fibers. I need some information on repair and possibly carpet dyeing if the patch we use doesn''t match up.

The answer:

There is a simple cutting tool that cuts a round hole, approximately 6" in diameter, in a carpet. You can cut out a section of damaged carpet and another piece of pristine carpet (say from under a filing cabinet or floor planter) and switch locations. You just glue the new spot into place. You can match ... — ICAN representative

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