What Is Better: Replace or Repair Carpeting?

One frequently asked question we receive here at Dr. Carpet is it better to replace carpeting or attempt to repair it. Typically, carpeting is one of the top three investments homeowners make to maintain their homes. For business owners, carpeting can be a major expense, too. There are several key factors you need to consider in order to determine the most appropriate solution for your home or business.


  1. The age of the carpeting. Most high-quality carpets last on average about ten years with the proper maintenance, care, and cleaning.
  2. The appearance of the carpeting. Depending upon the colour of the carpeting, even carpets that are less than ten years old can look worn in high traffic areas. If that lightly coloured carpeting, you have in your home or business is starting to show signs where it appears darker in certain areas because of dirt, cleaning and repairing could be an option.
  3. Worn areas where the carpet is thinner, frayed, or completely worn away. If you have to use duct tape to keep people from tripping over the carpeting, patching services could resolve this type of problem.
  4. How long you expect to remain in your current location. If you planning on moving soon or relocating your business, investing in new carpeting may not always be the best choice compared to repairs and cleaning. However, new carpeting could make it easier to sell or rent the property and possibly increase the sales or rental price.
  5. The amount you want to invest. If you are on a tight budget right now, repairing and cleaning your carpets tends to cost less than installing new.
  6. The age of your children. If you have younger kids, spills are going to happen and your carpeting is going to be pushed to the limits. It might be more worthwhile to forego new carpeting until they are older and use repairs and carpet cleaning as a solution for now.
  7. The number of pets in the home. Pets can also be rough on carpeting and most of the wear and tear they put on it is easy to maintain with regular repairs and cleanings to ensure you get the most life out of it before it has to be replaced.

In addition to these factors, you should also weigh the safety considerations depending upon the area of the carpeting that needs repaired and/or replaced.


If you are still undecided, our Toronto carpet repair company recommends obtaining free estimates and doing a cost comparison. It could also be beneficial to consider getting a small section of the carpet cleaned and repaired to see the results firsthand. Most people are amazed at our high-quality level of carpeting patching and repair services!


For more information about our carpet repair, patching, or cleaning services for your Toronto-area home or business, please feel free to contact the carpeting experts at Dr. Carpet today by calling 647.800.5199 and requesting your FREE quote!

Low Moisture Carpet Cleaning is Eco-Friendly and Sanitary

Did you know indoor areas can contain as much as 100 times more pollutants than the outdoors? It is for this reason carpets should be vacuumed frequently, spot treated whenever there are accidental spills, and cleaned at a minimum once a year by a professional carpeting cleaning and carpet repair company in Toronto, like Dr. Carpet.

People track harmful pollutants into their homes and work on a daily basis. Most people spend on average 90 percent of their times indoors. The pollutants get trapped in carpeting and include allergens, dirt, and bacteria, as well as mold and mildew in some cases. Keeping your home’s or business’ carpets clean presents you with various carpet cleaning methods.

One of the more eco-friendly methods is call low moisture cleaning. With this method, a carbonated solution is mixed with an encapsulating cleaning product. The solution is sprayed directly onto the carpet’s surface to help penetrate deep into the carpet fibers and release the dirt, dust, pet dander, stains, and more.

Next, a round buffer pad, which is also called a “bonnet,” is attached to a scrubbing machine. The pad helps work the mixture deep into the carpeting with its rotating motion. The low moisture carpet cleaning machine is similar to a floor buffing machine used on hardwood and tiled floors. During the cleaning process, the bonnet pad is absorbent and helps attract the soil and other debris trapped in the carpeting. The pad is replace frequently throughout the process until the carpets are clean.

Since the low moisture method uses a special encapsulation and carbonated solution, carpeting dries rather quacking, depending on the type and thickness, with most traditional styles of carpeting being dry within about an hour.

How Does Encapsulation Help Clean Carpeting?

The encapsulation cleaning product used with low moisture carpet cleaning is a special polymer compound that contain special particles. When they come into contact with dirt, soil, dust, and other debris in the carpeting, they crystallize and transform into tiny little sponges to soak up stains, dirt, and debris from your carpeting.

The deep-cleaning compound contained within the crystals continues to work even after the cleaning process is complete. As the carpeting dries, the crystals continue to absorb any remaining residues, which then are removed by vacuuming the carpeting after it has dried.

Our low moisture carpet cleaning solution is well suited for high traffic areas where carpets can look dirty and dingy, as well as stairs. We can even help find all those “hidden” areas your pets might have had accidents and you were unaware using our detailed black light inspections and decontamination carpet cleaning processes.

Keep in mind the actual solutions required for your home or business can vary, based upon the amount of dirt, traffic, staining, and other such factors. Feel free to contact Dr. Carpet at 647.800.5199 now to request a quote for carpet cleaning, patching, repairing, installation, or stretching services in Toronto and the GTA.

Benefits of Commercial Carpet Cleaning and Carpet Repairs in Toronto

There are numerous commercial businesses and office spaces throughout Toronto and the GTA that have some form of carpeting and entrance mats or runners, and even some with area rugs over hardwood or tiled flooring. Maintaining the appearance of carpeted areas is essential as it helps improve the look and feel of your business and make a good first impression with your customers, clients, and vendors.

When carpeting is not maintained and kept clean, it attracts dust, dirt, dust mites, mold, mildew, and a host of other unsavory things. Not to mention, it makes your business look poorly cared for and dirty. Would you want to eat a restaurant where the carpeting looked filthy, had tears and rips in it and your shoes stuck to it as you walked to your table? In most cases, probably not and you would leave and find someplace else to eat that had clean looking carpets.

The first benefit of commercial carpet cleaning services in Toronto is helping you keep carpeting clean and maintaining its appearance. In addition, here at Dr. Carpet, we can even patch and repair worn areas of the carpeting used in your business without having to replace all of it. But, keep in mind it does depend upon the overall condition of the actual carpeting, so in some cases, if the carpeting is beyond saving, it might have to be replaced, in which case we can lend our expertise to ensure it is installed correctly.

The next benefit of commercial carpeting cleaning on a regular basis is it improves the overall air quality and reduces the spread of illnesses. All that dirt, dust, dust mites, and other things in the carpeting can easily be spread into the air and circulated around your business. Once in the air, you may notice strange odours or could experience respiratory problems from allergies, as well as illnesses and infections from bacteria living in the carpeting.

The next wonderful benefit of carpeting cleaning and patching services is it extends the life of the carpeting. Well maintained and regularly cleaned carpets last much longer and have to be replaced less frequently. Investing in commercial carpeting cleaning company to clean, patch, and repair carpeting a few times each year is significantly less than having to get new carpeting installed every few years because you failed to take care of it.

Dr. Carpet offers commercial area rug, floor runner, carpet and upholstery cleaning, patching, and repair services for:

  • Restaurants
  • Bars
  • Pubs
  • Business Offices
  • Retail Stores/Outlets
  • Apartments
  • Condominium Associations, and More!

Our experienced carpet professional can also lend assistance should your business ever experience one of the sources of water damage and you are faced with water soaked carpeting. For more information about our commercial services and to schedule an appointment, contact us today by calling 647.800.5199. We look forward to helping you keep the carpeting within your business looking great!



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