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September 4th, 2018 at 07:10 pm

We damaged the carpet at our rental home when we had a treadmill placed on it for over a year. We did buy a mat to place between the treadmill and carpet, but it must have been unbalanced as one foot made a whole about 2 inches by 2 inches across.

We have now been in communication with our landlord so that we can rectify the problem before moving out. He has agreed to let us proceed with stretching or patch repair based on the suggestions of the repair person when he arrives. It is estimated that either method will cost $175 to $200.

Obviously none of us are pleased about the damage. We are grateful a repair, rather than complete replacement of the carpet is possible.

We are also having our refrigerator repaired. It is one we brought with us from our last home. It is only four years old and only ran for two years before it stopped cooling in both the freezer and the fridge. We didn't need it really, so we just procrastinated getting it repaired. Our hope is to repair it and then sell it before we move as we won't need it at our next place either.

It does feel good to have these scheduled. Do you procrastinate getting repairs done sometimes?

2 Responses to “Repairs”

  1. rob62521 Says:

    Yes, I'm bad about this because I worry that the repair price will be expensive. I'm glad you can repair/stretch the carpeting instead of replacing it.

    We had our carpeting stretched in a spare bedroom. Getting someone to even come out and give us an estimate was frustrating, but we found a semi-retired guy who did a wonderful job.

  2. frugaltexan75 Says:

    Yep. Repairs get procrastinated here ALL the time. Unless it's in our face and can't avoid it.

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