IS YOUR CARPET WEARING DOWN?
While maintenance can boost or prolong the life of your carpet and delay wear, there will come a time when you’ll have no other alternative but to replace it. Sometimes it can be obvious to tell that your carpet is worn out and there’s need to replace it. In other instances, it can hard to tell unless you know the signs of wear. To determine whether or not you need to replace your carpet, here are the signs you should watch out for as they clearly reveal serious wear and call for replacement:
#1 Visible Stains after a Thorough Cleaning
Before replacing carpet, schedule deep cleaning. Chem-Dry of Bexar County carpet cleaning removes embedded germs, dirt and bacteria from old and new carpet.
If after cleaning your carpet thoroughly, it remains stained, that’s a clear sign that your carpet is worn and you need to replace it as soon as possible. Accidents do happen and your carpet will no doubt get stained but if stain treatment and cleaning are no longer effective, you need a new carpet. Carpet cleaning tools should get rid of stains completely. If that’s not the case, your carpet is worn out completely. You, of course, can’t live with a stained and devalued carpet. So get a new one.
#2 Smell that Can’t Be Removed
An old carpet has its own smell that cleaning cannot remove it. After many years of buildup of dirt, dust, food stains, dander, and other stuff, your carpet will finally smell funky giving you a clear indication that it’s time to get a new one for your home. In most cases, there’s no treatment that can completely get rid of the smell of an old carpet. Therefore, getting a new one is the only way out.
#3 Growth of Mold
Presence of mold is a clear indication that the damage on your carpet is beyond repair and you need a new one. Mold is not only a sign of damage to your carpet but it can also be dangerous when it comes to your health. In fact, for people suffering from asthma or are overly allergic to mold, life won’t be enjoyable in the presence of mold. You should thus get a new carpet and prevent water damage as it might cause the same problem over time.
Like many other items at home, carpets do also have a lifespan that will finally come to an end. In most cases, their lifespan ranges between five to fifteen years. That means if your carpet has lasted for more than the recommended years, you have no other option but to get a new one. You can always tell if the lifespan has come to an end by looking at the high traffic areas.
#5 Degraded Padding
Degraded padding underneath your carpet can also help tell whether or not your carpet is worn out. But how do you know that the padding is degraded? Well, it gets dirty and can flatten. Besides that, it can also get grime ground into it hence damaging your carpet. Once you notice all these signs, replace both the carpet and the padding.