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5 Signs It’s Time for Carpet Replacement

Posted by on Mar 16, 2017 in Blog, Carpet | Comments Off on 5 Signs It’s Time for Carpet Replacement

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Not sure if you need a carpet replacement?

Honestly, it can seem like a daunting task that pulls from your wallet. Yet, winter is the perfect time to wreck havoc on your carpet, due to a build up of salt, rocks, ice and snow. 

As the weather starts to warm up again, it might just be time for you to replace your carpet. Read our guide below on the top 5 signs that it’s time for a carpet replacement, and consider replacing yours today.

When is Carpet Replacement Necessary?

All carpet has to be replaced eventually, regardless of how much proper care and deep cleaning you devoted to it. The following signs will help you decide if your carpet needs to be replaced or not. 

  1. Matting

Matting happens when the carpet fibers are bent and compressed due to foot traffic, inadequate care, and improper cushioning.

In time, the carpet will become compacted and entangled, leaving no hope behind. Polyester carpet and carpet that’s been around for a long time are susceptible to matting, and there isn’t a cure for them beyond replacement. 

When you’re choosing new carpet, make sure it can withstand the factors of time to last you a long time. 

  1. Stains

If you have more than a couple stains on your carpet, it might be time to replace it. 

There are many different types of carpet stains, but the general categories include:

  • Common Stains 
  • Oil-Based Stains
  • Dye Stains
  • Coffee Stains
  • Pet Stains

If you’ve encountered any of these, make sure you use stain remover and cleaners immediately. 

The best solution for severe stains is to replace the carpet and start over.

  1. Mold

Biological factors can cause mold underneath your carpet and create a huge mess for you to eliminate. Unfortunately, it can also be difficult to determine whether or not it exists in your home. 

Damp basements and rooms with insufficient ventilation can provide areas for mold to grow in. Signs that indicate the presence of carpet mold include:

  • Musty Odors
  • Higher Incidence of Allergies
  • Damp Carpet
  • Colored Growth on the Carpet
  • Mold Growth Under the Carpet
  • Positive Results from a Mold Testing Kit

Regular inspection is the only way to rule out and help you prevent carpet mold. If you have it, get your carpet replaced as soon as possible to prevent any health complications.

  1. Odors

You should replace your carpet if you smell a foul odor coming from your carpet and nothing is fixing it. 

Carpets don’t smell bad, but anything inside the fibers can get trapped and become sources of bad odors. Smells can result from contaminants, mold, and cleaning equipment. 

You should regularly clean carpets to keep these smells away, but severe situations will require carpet replacement.

  1. Age

With good care, carpet should last up to 10 years, but it won’t last forever. After 10 years, the carpet will start to show its age and lose texture and tuft. 

If you’ve spent the time carpet cleaning and it still isn’t looking great, it’s time to replace the carpet. If the thought of throwing out carpet bothers you, consider making the most of your old carpet by:

  • Selling it
  • Donating it
  • Recycling it
  • Reusing it

Bottom Line

If you are experiencing any of these signs, it’s probably time to remove your carpet. Contact us at 123Floor! and we’ll help you move on with a new flooring system as soon as possible, getting you ready for the upcoming seasons.