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Unfortunately, carpet doesn't last forever. At some point you will have to replace it, but how will you know it's time? This post can help with that.

How to Know When Your Carpet Needs to Be Replaced

Carpet is a great flooring option for a number of reasons, but in order for it to stay in good condition, it does require some maintenance. Once it's come to its end, however, no amount of cleaning will be able to restore it. What this means is that your carpet won't last forever. You can prolong its life through maintenance and regular cleaning, but once it's too old, it will need to be replaced. How will you know it's time to replace it? Look out for these indicators.

Stains That Just Won't Budge

Most carpeting includes a stain resistant finish that will help protect it from developing stains. Over time, this finish can wear away and leave your carpet fibers more at risk of developing stains. When your carpet is more susceptible to stains, these can become quite stubborn and bind to the carpet fibers. Luckily, professional carpet cleaners are trained and equipped with the right materials to fight these stains. It's not a good idea to try and remove them yourself with store-bought cleaners because these can often make stains worse. If, however, the professionals can't get these stains to budge, your only option may be to replace that patch of carpet or the entire thing altogether.

Excessive Wear and Tear

Wear and tear on carpets is normal, especially if you've had them for a few years. Areas with large amounts of foot traffic can start to look matted and may lose their tuft. Dirt and other debris being tracked into your home can contribute to matting and can make your carpet look dingy. A professional carpet cleaning can often help reverse this and can get your carpet looking like new. There are times when the wear is too severe and can no longer be reversed. Small rips and tears can often be repaired, but if they're quite large or in heavily used areas, it's best to replace your carpet.

Pungent Carpet Odors

Carpets can develop a pungent odor for a number of reasons. Spills that go uncleaned, moisture, pets in the home, and general neglect can all lead to all types of smells emanating from your carpet. Regular vacuuming and cleaning up spills can generally keep odors at bay, but a professional carpet cleaning once a year is also recommended. However, if the smell has penetrated too deep into your carpet or if it's the result of mold in your carpet, replacing the entire thing may be safer and more cost-effective. If your carpet is looking a bit rough, trust a carpet cleaning service to take care of restoring it for you. The professionals at Tacoma Cleanpro understand carpets, so they'll be able to get your carpet back to its best. To learn more about their services, contact them at (253) 229- 7499.

Worn Carpet Padding

Carpet is soft, comfortable to walk over, and generally very pleasant under your feet. This isn't just thanks to the carpet fibers. In fact, your carpet padding is the main reason for all of this and much more. Once your carpet padding has reached its end, your carpet will not feel as fluffy and comfortable as before. If you notice your carpet feels uneven, it has developed wrinkles, or it crinkles when you walk over it, your carpet padding is no longer doing its job. When the padding is no longer supporting your carpet, it will affect the lifespan of your carpet.

Surge in Allergies

Carpet can help improve indoor air quality, but it requires that you clean it often for this to be true. If you don't maintain your carpet, it can actually cause your allergies to start acting up. If you notice you've been coughing a lot, sneezing more, or getting itchy out of nowhere, this may be due to the allergens and other debris trapped in your carpet. A professional carpet cleaning can help remove these allergy causers, but if the problem is quite large, you're better off replacing your carpet.

It's Just Plain Old

As we mentioned earlier, carpet doesn't last forever. Even if you take care of it properly, it will need to be replaced at some point. With the right care, your carpet may last around 10 years. At this point, it will start to show signs of wear. This is normal and has nothing to do with your habits. At this point, a replacement is your best option.

Professional Carpet Cleaning Service in Lakewood

No matter what has left your carpet looking worn, a carpet cleaning service may be able to restore it. To get the best carpet cleaning around, contact Tacoma Cleanpro at (253) 229- 7499. They can tell you all about their patented carpet cleaning system as well as all the other services they provide.

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