Carpets can change the entire aspect of the interior to your home. Even the best practices for care, cleaning and maintenance can only prolong the inevitable day when the fabrics will have served their duty and now need to be retired from active duty.
But, how will you know when this day has finally arrived? Following are some of the tell-tale signs that your carpet is on the blink.
Following are a few questions that can help you make this important decision.
1. Are the fibers matted down?
As the carpet ages, the fibers will begin to succumb to the force of pressure and the consistent damage caused by the weight of many passing feet. If you see that the high traffic areas of the carpet are beginning to look a few threads shy of a full rug, or developing the well stomped on look, your carpets could be on their last threads.
Sometimes this can be restored through special care, but after the tufts have lost the capacity to stand and have fallen over, it is hard to restore any comfy bounce to the old rug. Large sections of matted fibers are a sign that the carpet needs replacing.
2. Is it stained beyond restoration?
Are you moving carefully positioning your furniture in the room so that it can effectively hide the stains left by red wines, spaghetti sauce or juvenile “Cheeto fingers”. As your carpet nears the end of its functional life, you may notice that the coloring has become splotched and muddled and no matter how many times you send it to the cleaners, it just doesn’t look any better.
Sometimes there is only so much that can be applied to keeping your carpets looking new and fresh. If much of the spills and contaminants are allowed to seep into the lower fabrics it is likely that the stain will come back to haunt you eventually.
3. Are you moving?
So you are making a big move. If you will be making a home sell you should consider what the resale market is going to look like. A shabby carpet can make a huge impression with potential buyers, and not a good one. You will probably heap on some home value and visual appeal by having the unsightly mat removed. Having your carpet upgraded not only makes the whole home look cleaner, brighter and more welcoming, but smells absolutely amazing.
4. Does your carpet make the room smell?
If you have a pet, small children or heavy smokers amongst your living quarters, you may not even notice the considerable aroma that could be lingering in the fibers. Sometimes a deep chemical cleansing can rid this unpleasant odor from the home. Other times the damage has been done and you will need a replacement to keep your home smelling clean and fresh.
Do any of the above mentioned symptoms ring true for your home? If so, this would be a good time to consider purchasing new carpet from a carpet store near me. Newly installed carpet will definitely change the atmosphere of your home.