With the end of winter in sight, it might be time to consider some new carpeting. The winter months certainly take their toll on flooring, especially carpeting. Between salt, slush and muddy water, carpet can quickly go from squeaky clean to dull and dingy.
But how do you decide if your carpet still has some years remaining or if it’s time to give it a toss to the curb? Here are some signs that your carpet is well past its prime.
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 become permanent, which means it’s time to make a change.
Many times, customers detect a musty smell in their home and are unsure where it’s coming from. If you’ve got older carpeting, it’s a good bet that your carpet is the culprit for the odor. That smell could potentially be mold in which case the faster you remove it, the better.
Carpeting shouldn’t look like it’s having a bad hair day. If this is the case, then the fibers in your carpet have become weakened over the years. You don’t want to wait until your entire floor begins to unravel before installing a new carpet.
This is especially important after the winter season. Water can quickly lead to spreading mold and mildew. It’s best to have a professional inspect your carpet if you experienced heavy water damage to ensure no mold or mildew has taken residence in your carpet.
Carpet has a long shelf life if properly taken care of, but no matter how much maintenance you put into your carpet, it will eventually run its lifespan. If your carpet is nearing its end, give us a call and discover your new carpet with the help of our knowledgeable team!