Common Carpet Problems

Have you got a carpet that isn’t working properly? It could be that the main living areas in your home are so visible that you’re driven crazy by noticing a problem every time. Here are some of the most common complaints and how to solve them:


Moisture can cause ripples in carpets. When the carpet backing is wet, some materials shrink, while others expand. This can cause rippling or buckling. These ripples can be annoying to see and are also a pain to walk on. In this case, you will need to consult a professional. For Pay Weekly Carpets, go to

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Carpets that have been cleaned too wet or suffered any water damage can turn brownish or yellowish at the edges. The carpets’ plant-based materials oxidise and break down. It is a good idea to hire a professional cleaner who uses fast-drying techniques.

Furniture Marks

If you’ve moved heavy furniture on carpet that has been there for a long time, it will often leave permanent indentations. This will depend on the quality and type of carpet that you have.

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You’ll either need to hire a professional to re-dye your carpet or buy a new one if it has faded from sunlight exposure. Some carpets can also fade more easily when chemicals and pollutants are applied. Discolouration can be caused by many household chemicals, but it is not always visible until the carpet has been thoroughly cleaned.


This is a problem that occurs with newly laid carpets. Over the surface of the carpet you can see small fluffy balls left over from carpet manufacturing. The fluff balls will eventually disappear, probably the first time you vacuum.