Unfortunately, our beautiful, plush carpet doesn’t last forever! Carpet can last about 10-15 years, depending on its condition. Eventually cleaning doesn’t do it justice, and carpet needs replacing. We’re here to tell you when that might be! What should you look out for? And what should you keep in mind?
Is your carpet becoming matted down? Of course, some loss in texture is normal, with pets, children, and regular wear and tear. But over time, the carpet may not look or feel as plush and comfy as it once was.
Tears and Rips
Carpet that’s tearing is a good sign that it needs to be replaced. Some tears can be repaired, but some are, well, beyond repair. Tears often start appearing in corners, or in the middle of the door between two rooms. Catch them before they get too bad!̧
Loss of Color
Another reason to replace your old carpet is color loss. It's just not aesthetically pleasing! You can prevent color loss by preventing spills and stains, and also by keeping your carpet out of direct sunlight; sunlight easily causes carpet to fade and discolor.
Sorry pet owners, but pet urine is often the cause of carpet replacing. It seeps through the carpet, into the padding, and even into the walls if not treated in a timely manner. Steam cleaning is the best option for removing pet odors, but if it’s not doing the job, it may be time for a replacement.
And lastly, if you have persistent, unsightly stains, replacing your carpet may be the best option! But first, try steam cleaning; The Steam Team is well known for ridding carpet of persistent stains, preventing you from having to replace everything.
If your carpet does need replacing, don’t stress! The Steam Team can help with that! We have over ten years of experience handling carpet, and many other materials. We’re your go-to when it comes to cleaning and restoration projects! So give us a call today! If your carpet is not performing get some tile floors.