Carpet Cleaning vs. Replacement
When Does it Make Sense to Clean Your Carpet or to Rip It Out?
Have you reached the point where your carpets look so worn and discolored you are considering replacing them? Whether you own a home or a business, there comes a point when foot traffic wears down the carpet and leaves you with a less than beautiful interior. Deciding between replacement and cleaning can be a hard call. The decision ultimately comes down to a few determining factors and your personal preference. Read on below to learn more about if carpet cleaning is the right solution for you, or if it is time to replace your aged carpeting.
Is Your Carpet Old, Or Is It Ancient?
The first major factor to consider is the age of your carpet. Is your carpet less than 10 years old? If so, you will probably benefit from scheduling a professional cleaning service. If, however, you are staring at carpet that was installed back in the 1970s, it might be time to upgrade. While professional cleaning can help bring carpet back to life, it can only do so much. If you have truly old carpet, cleaning it may improve the appearance, but it might not give you the end result you want.
However, if you purchased a home or business with existing carpet and you are uncertain of the age of the carpet, don’t assume it needs to be replaced. A lot of modern carpet is extremely resilient, especially if the carpet is made of nylon. This means that even if it appears to be worn down, discolored, and generally drab, a good deep cleaning could actually revitalize it. We’ve cleaned durable old Olefin carpets that are 20-25 years old that clean up pretty well! Before you give up on older carpeting, consider scheduling a professional carpet cleaning.
Is The Carpet Dirty, Or Is It Worn Out?
If you have carpet in an area that undergoes a heavy amount of traffic, it can be hard to determine if your carpet is extremely dirty or if it is actually worn down. If you have damaged the fibers to the point there are bare spots showing, replacement is probably necessary. If, however, the heavy traffic areas are simply discolored due to dirt and grime build-up, consider trying a deep steam cleaning for your carpet. If you are not sure whether your carpet is dirty or worn, ask one of our technicians to take a look for you. We will help you have fair expectations for what carpet cleaning can do for your particular carpet.
With commercial carpet such as commercial glue down carpet, it’s often easy to spot wear. Frequently used areas under desks or conference tables are usually the first areas to wear out. At the same time, traffic lanes wear out faster than the surrounding areas that don’t receive as much wear. If you are unclear about whether commercial carpet cleaning will solve your problem, get in touch. We’d be happy to provide a free estimate for cleaning your business, whether you need restaurant carpet cleaning, general commercial carpet cleaning or office carpet cleaning services.
Will It Be Suffering A Lot More Wear Soon?
If you are in the middle of house training a puppy, or you have a few small children underfoot, replacing your carpet right now might not be a wise investment. Oftentimes a professional carpet cleaning service is enough to refresh your home until a later date when you want to consider replacement. If you know you have little ones who might be spilling paint on your carpets, or young dogs that might take some more time to understand the concept of outside versus inside, start with cleaning the carpet you have. We provide a who suite of pet related carpet cleaning services such as carpet cleaning for pet odor as well.
If you are interested in scheduling a professional carpet cleaning service for your home or business, contact our technicians. We can help you weigh the pros and cons of replacement versus cleaning, and we can help you determine which option is the best choice for you right now.