It’s never easy getting rid of old carpeting. It’s been a part of the family for so long, but eventually it’s time for some new carpeting. Here are some signs that your carpet is well past its prime.
Sight: If your carpet has been the victim of wine spills, pet potty training and children, it’s probably time to change the carpet. Stains can be removed fairly easily in the early years of your carpet because of the protective layer the fibers have when first installed, but that eventually wears off. When that happens, the stains begin to settle in, creating a polka dot patterned carpet which is not currently the trend you want. When your carpet becomes an eyesore, it’s time to replace it.
Smell: If you have air refreshers plugged into every outlet and sitting on every end table because you can’t get rid of that musty smell hanging in the air, it’s time tear out the carpet. That smell could potentially be mold in which case the faster you remove it, the better.
Touch: If your carpet is beginning to look like it’s having a bad hair day, it’s most likely due to loose fibers, which means it’s time to consider replacing the carpet. You don’t want to wait till your entire floor begins to unravel before installing a new carpet.
Hearing: If all you keep hearing is “ACHOOO!!” you should probably take out the carpet. Old dirty carpet can cause allergic reactions and even serious health conditions. If your family’s allergies are starting to act up and you know the carpet is the culprit, it could be time to find some new flooring.
With good maintenance, care and a little love, a carpet can last a long time, but eventually it’ll run its course. Don’t wait forever to change the carpet because whatever is causing that smell or working up those allergies could be dangerous to your family’s health. Come discover your new carpet with the help of our knowledgable team!