While proper and regular maintenance can extend the life of your carpet significantly, every carpet that is used for a considerable period will have to be replaced at some point or the other. Some signs are easily noticeable, but there are a few others that may go unnoticed. To help you decide whether you need to replace your carpet or not, consider the telltale signs that you need to replace your carpet.
If your carpet’s pile remains matted down in high traffic areas despite regular or professional cleaning, it’s a probable sign to replace your carpet. This is quite common with polyester carpets due to their weak resistance to matting. While replacing, look out for carpets in nylon, which not only resist matting but also last longer than those made of polyester.
Whether it was a glass of wine that spilled, a pet accident, or kids running with muddy feet on the carpet, we’ve all had at least one of those situations leading to stubborn carpet stains. You can try hiding the stains using rugs and furniture, but if the stains have set in deep and are quite evident despite all efforts, it’s definitely time for a carpet replacement. Even if your present carpet came with a stain-resistant finish, the treatment fades gradually, leaving your carpet exposed to the risk of staining. Severe stains certainly mean that you need to replace your carpet.
Your carpet padding provides comfort, improves insulation and buffers noise. But over time, the carpet padding loses its effectiveness as a result of normal wear and tear. Once the padding is worn out, then you’re left with no other choice but carpet replacement. Signs such as wrinkles, unevenness, or a crinkling sound when you walk over the carpet are strong indicators that your padding is in a very bad condition.
Even after deep cleaning, if you notice your carpet has an unpleasant smell, it could mean various spills and pet accidents have infiltrated the carpet fibers, sometimes all the way to the padding or subfloor. Another reason for lingering odours on your carpet could be mould or mildew, which need to be addressed immediately before the situation gets worse. If you’ve done everything to get rid of odours and still your carpet carries an awful smell, your best option is to replace your carpet.
Carpets are known to attract dirt, dust, pollen, pet dander and other allergens that can cause allergic symptoms. If you or any of your family members have been suffering from frequent wheezing, sneezing, colds or other allergy symptoms than usual, it could be due to your carpet, especially if it’s older as they tend to catch and harbor allergens more than new carpets.
If your carpet doesn’t check any of the above signs but still looks dull and lifeless, get a professional carpet cleaning done. Classique Chem-Dry offers top-notch carpet cleaning services to home and business owners. Reach out to us on 1800 213 006 to know how we can restore your carpets.