While carpet is made to be durable, it only has a lifespan of 5 to 15 years depending on the quality. The decision to replace your carpets, however, isn’t always an easy one to make. Even when you’ve had your carpets for 15 years, it can be difficult to tell if they need to be replaced right now. If you are having a hard time deciding, please use this helpful guide.
Before You Begin
Before you make a decision, inspect your carpet for damage. Look at how the color has faded over time, ripples, and other issues. Find any tears or holes in the carpet. Assess any damage that you find. In some cases, issues like carpet buckling or stretching can be fixed with a reinstallation. Issues such as color fading may be fixed with a professional carpet cleaning service.
When to Get Your Carpet Replaced
If the damage you noted in the first step is very noticeable or very difficult to repair, you should consider getting your carpet replaced. Carpet replacement costs can be expensive and quality matters. If you have to, save money for awhile to get the high quality carpet you really want instead of something cheap. It is important to not only get the exact look you want, but something that will really last!
Some major carpet issues include:
● Permanent stains that cannot be cleaned
● Large holes that cannot be patched
● Worn fibers
When to Get Your Carpet Cleaned
If your carpet looks a little faded or dirty, a professional carpet cleaning service may be the way to go. Professionals have access to high-powered tools that can make your carpet look like new. In some cases, the carpet may “change colors,” looking completely different just from a little cleaning and brightening!
A regular cleaning is often recommended for maintenance. Professionals can help point out issues that are affecting the lifespan of your carpet, such as furniture placement or excess moisture. Regular carpet cleaning also helps improve air quality in the home and eliminate allergens, mold, and mildew from the room.
If you clean your carpet and still aren’t satisfied with the appearance, consider a replacement.
If you still need help deciding whether to clean or replace your carpet, call our professional carpet cleaning service today. We will be happy to answer any questions you may have.