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When Should You Replace Your Carpet?

A carpet’s life is dependent on the quality, padding, and usage. There’s no way to actually tell the toll that your climate, family, and environment will play on your carpet. But these following rules are helpful when deciding if it’s time to replace your carpet!


Matting. Polyester carpet is most likely to get matted first. The cheaper the material, the shorter the lifespan of the carpet. When replacing a carpet because of matting, make sure you choose a material that is more resistant to matting.  Nylon, for example, is more resilient than polyester.


Stains. Small stains are sometimes overlooked, but it’s easy to get overwhelmed by having too many large stains and not enough furniture to hide them. Even carpets that are stain-resistant, eventually become susceptible to stains and damage.


Mold. Water leaks or flooding that isn’t properly dried out can lead to mold. Damp basements can also promote mold problems. The only way to completely get rid of the mold is by replacing the carpet. You can buy a mold testing kit at any home improvement store to determine the level of mold in your carpet.


Carpet padding condition. Carpet padding is essential for your home. Without it, carpet isn’t supported. That being said, there are many things that can lead to poor carpet padding condition. Even though you may regularly clean your carpet, it doesn’t reach the carpet padding. Also, unevenness, wrinkles, and crinkling sound in the carpet are signs of old padding.


Foul odors. Animals contribute to these smells. This can usually be taken care of by a deep carpet cleaning. If that doesn’t work, then most likely the odor has penetrated deep into the carpet’s fibers. The only cure for this is to replace it completely.


Age of carpet. Most carpet should last at least 7 years with proper cleaning and care. After this, the fibers start losing their fluff and color. Old carpet is matted and wrinkled.  


Moving or looking to sell home? It might be time to replace the carpet. This can increase the aesthetic appeal of your home for potential buyers. Quality flooring is attractive to home buyers.

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