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Typical Range: $131 - $278

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Carpet Repair Cost

Carpet repair typically costs $203, or between $131 and $278 to repair carpeting or about $1.85 per square foot. The extent of the damage, size of the carpet, and carpet material can affect the price.

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National Average $203
Typical Range $131 - $278
Low End - High End $80 - $450

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Cost data is based on actual project costs as reported by 17,529 HomeAdvisor members in .

Carpet Stretching & Repair Costs

Stretching$40 - $80 per room
Restretching$60 per hour
Cleaning$120 - $230
Patching$140 - $200
Burn Repair$140 - $200
Water Damage$130 - $270
Pet Damage$175

Carpet Stretching Cost Per Room

Homeowners usually pay between $40 and $80 to stretch carpet in a single room. Price varies based on:

  • Size of room
  • Type of damage
  • Material

Carpet Restretching Cost

Carpet stretching costs about $60 per hour, or around $0.30 per square foot. You may need carpet stretching if you notice the following:

  • Wrinkling
  • Bubbling
  • Ripples

High humidity, poor installation or damage may cause these issues. Try a dehumidifier if you think moisture is the problem, but contact a pro if it persists.

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Carpet Stretching & Cleaning Cost

Professional carpet cleaning costs about $175, or between $120 and $230. Benefits of professional carpet cleaning include:

  • Mold prevention
  • Removing allergen build-up
  • Extends carpet life

Carpet Patching Cost

Homeowners typically pay between $140 and $200 to patch a carpet. Use carpet patching if you notice:

  • Burns
  • Small holes
  • Tears

Carpet Burn Repair Cost

Burned or melted carpet requires patching, which usually costs between $140 and $200. Price changes based on the size of the patch area. If you notice a lot of melted or burned carpet, you may need to get a full replacement.

Carpet Water Damage Repair Cost

It costs between $130 and $270 to repair carpeting. If your carpet floods with clean water, make sure to:

  • Dry the area out immediately
  • Move furniture away
  • Don’t let people walk on it

If the carpet won’t dry fast, or the water is unclean, you will probably need to replace your carpet. A local water damage restoration specialist can also help if other parts of your home have water damage.

Pet Damage Carpet Repair Cost

Homeowners usually pay about $175 for professional carpet cleaning. This type of pro can also clean pet stains. You may need help from a carpet patching pro if there are holes or tears in your carpet. Replace the entire carpet in extreme cases.

Carpet Replacement

Carpet replacement costs about $1,775, or between $800 and $2,800. Carpet replacement may save you money in the long run if you already have several problems with your carpet.

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Cheap DIY Carpet Repair vs. Hiring a Pro

DIY carpet repair will save you money, and you can easily find DIY carpet repair online. There are potential downsides, which include:

  • Time
  • Difficult equipment
  • Invalid carpet warranty

If you repair or replace carpet on your own and make mistakes, it’s not likely your carpet warranty will remain intact. A local flooring contractor will have the necessary expertise to complete the project in a timely manner with minimal mistakes.

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Can you replace just a patch of carpet?

Yes. You can replace just a patch of carpet without fixing the rest of the carpet. Do this with a DIY kit or with help from a local carpet repair pro.

How do you fix pet carpet damage?

Pets are our best friends – unfortunately, they can also wreak havoc on a carpet. The type of fix depends on the type of damage. Here’s a look at common problems pet owners run into at home.

Type of DamageHow to Fix It
Holes or scratchesCarpet patch
Stains or odorsProfessional or DIY deep clean
Damage to most or all of the carpetFull carpet replacement

Can carpet be stretched without moving furniture?

Whether you DIY or hire a pro, you likely need to move at least 50% of the furniture before carpet stretching. You don’t necessarily have to take every single piece of furniture out of the room, especially if you have help from a carpet pro with a power stretcher. Things can depend on where the carpet needs to be stretched, the location of the furniture and how heavy the furniture is.

Should you stretch carpet before or after cleaning?

You should stretch your carpet and then clean it. This makes sure you clean the entire carpet well. If done correctly, stretching won’t allow wrinkles to return through professional cleaning.

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