So, unfortunately I dropped the iron on the carpet in our rented house and it made a big burn mark immediately. My mum also did the same thing in another room when she was staying with us earlier this year. Iron was knocked off the ironing board and picked straight up but burned immediately. I think it's nylon or polypropelene carpet (the same style that 99% of new built rentals have). We are usually very good tenants so i'm frustrated about this damage!
We have accidental damage on our contents insurance that would cover the carpet, but the excess is $500.
Just trying to work out the best thing to do. Either use insurance to replace them (but would both carpets in two separate incidents be covered under one excess?) or maybe it's cheaper/better to just pay to replace them without insurance. I have no idea how much it would even cost! One room is pretty large, would I have to pay to replace the entire carpet?!?
If anyone has any experience with this type of thing I'd appreciate some advice. Don't want to tell the real estate agent until I have some idea where I stand.
ETA: It's this type of carpet, same colour: