While rearranging the family room for a new look for the New Year, an end table was moved to reveal a swatch of carpet that looked like new. It was not mashed or matted, it was not stained, nor did it display signs of age, like color fading. This small area of untainted carpet served as a reminder of how beautiful the entire area once was, even though you did your best to maintain its aesthetic beauty with regular, professional carpet cleaning.
Regardless of your diligence at trying to keep the carpet clean, visible wear and tear, along with set-in stains that have irreparably impacted the carpet fibers, can no longer be saved, even by the pros.
When the carpet in your home or office doesn’t rebound as it once did and noticeable odors linger in spite of your efforts, it is probably time to replace your carpet.
Carpet replacement is recommended when…
- You are covering stubborn stains with throw rugs and furniture. Carpet cleaning professionals use means and methods to tackle tough stains, but there are instances when pet excrement, for example, seeps deep into the padding and sub-flooring, which leads to mold and mildew.
- You notice areas of wear and tear that cannot be resuscitated. Mattes, rips and tracks are obvious signs the life of your carpet has irreparably declined. Certain carpet fibers are unable to bounce back after years of use and abuse, no matter what you try. Moreover, rips in high-traffic areas may pose a tripping hazard, which is especially problematic for seniors and aging adults.
- Odors linger, even after a pro cleaning. This occurs most frequently in homes with pets. When pets relieve themselves indoors on your carpet, it is possible to prevent seepage to the carpet pad and sub-floor if acted upon quickly. However, if an accident occurs while you’re away and cannot immediately address the mess, it is an invitation for stinky mold and mildew to grow, which not only causes nasty odors, but creates a terribly unhealthy situation.
- The carpet padding loses its support and comfort after years of use and abuse. The padding serves as the base for your carpet for a softer walking surface, but it can also buffer noise for a quieter room, and in some cases, serve as an insulate. Compromise the integrity of the padding over the years with lots of activity, pet accidents and spills, and it will show signs of aging, much like the carpet itself.
- Allergy symptoms appear and become worse over time. Carpet is a dust and allergen collector, especially if when pets are involved. Unless vacuuming is performed daily, dust, dirt and allergens will settle in the carpet fibers and become airborne with each step. If allergy symptoms appear and persist, it is definitely time to consider new carpet.
- The carpet is old. Manufacturers suggest carpet be replaced approximately once per decade, depending upon the carpet-type and wear and tear. Larger families may need to replace the carpet more frequently, while smaller families less often. Each case is different, but if your carpet has been in place for ten years or more, chances are it needs to be replaced.
New carpet is a necessary investment to maintain your home’s interior beauty, comfort and value. If it is time to replace your carpet, the experts at Denver Carpet and Flooring will help you determine the best carpet-types for your lifestyle, your space, and your budget. Contact us today: 303.647.9375
Source: Angie’s List