Hey Santa Clarita! Check your carpet. Here are six reasons to replace it.
Stains in carpet
Are you covering up carpet stains with furniture and rugs when carpet cleaning fails to remove them?
Stains caused by pet urine, feces, vomit, mold and mildew are usually easy to clean if you act fast. But these biological substances eventually will absorb into the carpet padding, leading to mold and mildew buildup under the carpet.
Wear and tear on carpet
You might be able to fix small tears and rips yourself, or you can hire a carpet professional to make the repair. However, large rips and tears tend to signal the carpet needs to be replaced, especially if the tears are present on stairs or major walkways.
If you own a pet or haven’t cleaned in a while, you may notice odors coming from your carpet, but the odor should be gone or noticeably diminished after a proper cleaning. But if the odor has penetrated deep into the carpet fibers, or into the carpet pad, or possibly into the sub-floor, it may even indicate mold and mildew has started to grow.
In cases like these, it’s often more cost effective to replace the entire carpet completely in order to fully eliminate the issue.
Condition of carpet padding
Carpet padding works as a foundation making it comfortable to walk on. It buffers sounds and keeps a room quieter and even improves insulation. However, carpet padding can also absorbs many spills, and cleaning the carpet doesn’t necessarily clean the padding. Signs of old padding include unevenness, wrinkles and a crinkling sound when walking on it. Padding also just breaks down over time.
Still living with that 70s shag carpet that came with your house? Has it cleaned several times? Believe it or not, carpet doesn’t last forever, even with good care. Most manufacturers say carpet should last for about 10 years.
Increased allergy symptoms
Often, older carpets catch and retain more allergens and particulate matter, which may cause your allergies to act up. If you notice an increase in allergies, one source may be your older carpet.
Call Lisa, she can help you choose the right carpet or flooring just right for you and your lifestyle. (661) 259-6040
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