width=A carpet is a big investment. Considering the amount of money you have spent on the carpet, most homeowners tend to maximize the use of their carpets for as long as possible. While regular cleaning and maintenance can help extend the life of your carpet, you will need to get rid of it eventually. As difficult as it is to accept, they don’t last forever.

Here are 4 signs it’s time to replace your carpet.

Increased allergy symptoms

Floors are prone to getting dirty. Carpet, most especially can harbour dust, dirt, food crumbs and pet dander. If you wear your shoes inside the house, then the allergens can accumulate faster. Dust and dirt collect in between carpet fibres. This contributes to allergy symptoms.

Do you experience allergy symptoms when you’re at home and you feel better when you leave the house? If so, your carpet may be to blame. In this case, getting a new carpet or installing new flooring would be the most sensible thing to do.

Stinky carpet

You’d be surprised to know that a lot of homes have lingering odor and homeowners have no idea that their carpet is the culprit. If your carpet is giving off an odor that you can’t get rid of, it may be time to rip out that old carpet and replace it with something new.

Old carpet padding

Carpet padding creates a softer walk or feel of the carpet. It absorbs the impact from footsteps and furnitures, and keeps the underside of your carpet from wearing. When the pile begins to lay down due to heavy traffic, this is a sure sign that your carpet is in need of replacement. This is especially for carpets that are made from polyester fibers.

Wear and tear on carpet

According to manufacturers, carpet can last for about 10 years with regular care and maintenance. But if you find yourself constantly re-arranging your furnitures or covering up carpet stains with rugs, it is a major sign that your carpet is on its death bed.

Your flooring has a direct effect on the overall look and feel of your home. Old and dingy carpet will make your home look