The Carpet Guys want to share with you the top 8 signs you need to replace old carpet. Have you ever walked into your house, looked at your old carpet, and just thought “yuck”? Carpeting is supposed to invite you into a room like a flooring “hug”. But like anything in life, it wears out, and the indications are not hard to see. Here are eight tell-tale signs that you need to replace old carpet and give your rooms a makeover.
1. Replace Carpet Due to Stains
If you’ve cleaned you carpeting over and over and those nasty stains are still sitting there, it’s time to renew your carpet.
Believe it or not, it may be more cost-effective to have new carpet installed. Cleaning is expensive and the more times you have your carpet cleaned, the more it may cause “sprouting”. Sprouting is when the twisted fibers become untwisted over time. This can happen from high-traffic volume as well as cleaning or scrubbing of the fibers. It is not recommended by the manufacturers to professionally clean your carpet more than every 12 – 18 months. For more cleaning suggestions, check out some of our cleaning carpet blog posts like:
2. Nasty Carpet Smells
Whether it’s from food, your pets, or the outdoor elements, a nasty smell means it’s time to renovate your carpeting.
Sometimes, the deepest cleaning can’t remove carpet odors. They may have penetrate the fibers and padding beneath. If you want to try removing odors first, read How to Remove Carpet Odors
3. Wear and Tear
Some carpets can last 15 to 20 years when properly cared for and protected. But if there’s too much wear-and-tear, then that carpet has met its end.
If your carpet has holes, tears, or wrinkles we recommend having a Design Consultant give you a complimentary In-Home Estimate. If you’ve had your current carpet installed by The Carpet Guys and have wrinkles, call us at 855-4-MY-GUYS (855-469-4897). Someone can check-out the damage if you’re covered by our Lifetime Installation Warranty.
4. Increase in Allergy Problems
People with breathing issues such as asthma and COPD need Asthma and Allergy-Friendly Carpet in their homes.
If your old carpeting is started to affect your breathing, it’s time to invest in a new carpet. We carry many of these products, including Mohawk’s Air-O flooring. When you call, please let your friendly representative know that your interested in this amazing flooring.
5. Replace Carpet with Worn Out Padding
It’s a well-known fact that proper carpet padding is important for your carpeting’s life span.
Over time, just like carpet, pad starts to wear out. Especially if your carpet is in a high-traffic area. Padding can’t be fixed with cleaning, so new carpet is the best solution in this case. Along with a free 8lb pad upgrade, The Carpet Guys also carry the Susan G. Komen 8lb pink padding with memory foam. This new padding will be like walking on a cloud.
6. Needs an Update
As trends change, so does your taste. Your carpet could be in fine condition, but if you’re a trendy homeowner, that can be enough to renovate. In the flooring industry, we call this “ugly-out”.
Ugly-out carpet can happen as the home improvement trends change. This happens approximately every seven years. It’s also important to go with a company that keeps their products updated. Manufacturers update their products with new features that become available with science and technological advancements. If you’re updating, make sure you get the new stain-proofing and wear upgrades.
7. Definitely Replace Carpet if there’s Mold and Mildew
If your home has a high-moisture content, your carpet can be susceptible to mold and mildew. Wet carpet can host many issues that would need replacing.
If you’re dealing with this issue and its causing problems with your health, get that carpet out of your house and add new carpeting as soon as possible. The Carpet Guys will rip up and haul away your old flooring for you. Unfortunately, the only way to know if your flooring can be replaced is to remove the old flooring. Some moisture problems can seep into the sub-floor and may need to be addressed by a professional before installing your new flooring. Otherwise, you may have issues repeatedly. Call a Design Consultant and they can help you understand what needs to be done for your flooring replacement and good health.
8. Carpet Moths
This isn’t much of a common issue, but it does happen. Carpet moths (also known as clothes moths) are attracted to protein-based stains in fabrics.
If you live in an area where carpet moths are common, this is something to look out for.
Is it time to replace your old carpeting? Need a professional to handle your project? Be Wise, Call The Carpet Guys at 855-4-MY-GUYS (855-469-4897) and we can guide you in handling any of the above issues. You can also come see us in one of our four locations: Troy, Rochester Hills, Howell and Lenox, or set up a Free In-Home Estimate with our online scheduler.