Should I Repair or Replace My Carpet?
Depending on the type of carpet and the quality of carpet pad installed in your home you can expect your carpet to last anywhere from 10-15 years. If you have had your carpet for quite a few years and are debating on `whether or not to replace it, there are a few things to consider. Carpet Care 2000 can help you in deciding whether to repair or replace your carpet.
How Long have You had This Carpet?
This may seem like an obvious question, but it is often overlooked. It is recommended to not keep carpets longer than 20 years. When carpet is kept longer, it can decrease your indoor air quality. Not only do many carpets start to break down after this amount of time, but carpets collect a certain amount of dirt that a vacuum simply cannot reach. This can still be the case in an area that receives a low amount of traffic.
Are Your Carpets Ripped, Torn or Balding
If you find a tear in your carpet, you may think this is grounds for replacement. A tear can actually be repaired fairly easily. If it is a small tear or you have minor damage to an area, like a cigarette burn, Carpet Care 2000 can fix that without replacement. If you are dealing with a larger tear, then you run the risk of other tears surfacing down the road and you might be better off replacing the carpet. High traffic areas on your carpet can, over the years, start to look quite worn and actually form bare spots or balding. This is an obvious reason to start considering carpet replacement. If your carpets are looking worn and are not showing sign of balding yet, a professional carpet technician can occasionally put the spring back into your carpet with a good cleaning.
How to Remove Odors from Carpet
Does your carpet have an odor that won’t seem to dissipate no matter how many times you clean it? This includes pet urine, moldy and musty smells. If this is the case, you may want to replace. When an animal repeatedly urinates on your carpet it soaks deep into the pad and the only way to get rid of it is to replace it all together. Getting your carpets professionally cleaned regularly can help to avoid this.
Water Damage to Carpet & Padding
If you have had any water damage in the past, there is a risk of mold. It can often carry with it a musty, dank odor. Once water settles into the carpet pad, it is likely mold will follow. If you are having an allergy flare up, this is also a sign that you may be dealing with mold. Once mold is present it can prove difficult to remove and often times, requires replacing your carpet and pad.
Old, Relentless Stains on Carpet
We have all had those stains that seem to reappear not long after we get our carpets cleaned. Completely avoiding stains in carper isn’t realistic, but most stains can be removed when you have your carpets professionally cleaned. At times though, there are stains that can’t be removed no matter how many times you have them cleaned. Even when the carpet is cleaned with the best equipment available. If there is major staining throughout your carpet, it may be time to consider replacement.
Carpet Care 2000 offers quality carpet cleaning, stain and removal, repair & installation in Tracy, Livermore, San Ramon, Dublin, Ripon, Mountain House, Walnut Creek, Danville & The East Bay of California.
Before you decide to replace your carpets, call Carpet Care 2000 and see if this is the best option. There may be some repairs that can help you get a few more years out of your current carpet. Carpet Care 2000 can help with all your carpet needs.