Carpets do not generally have an expiration date. What is considered a lifetime will vary from room to room and how frequently that room is used. Family room carpeting may need to be professionally repaired or replaced more often than carpeting in a rarely-used dining room. However, there are signs that it’s time to say good-bye to your old carpeting.
The Carpet Looks a Little Threadbare
In heavily trafficked areas, like hallways and family rooms, you may notice the telltale sign of a carpet that needs to be replaced. If you see the carpet backing through the top of the carpeting, it is time to replace the carpet. Fraying along the edges of the carpet is another sign that it is time to start looking for new carpet.
The Carpet Fibres are Flattened
If you have vacuumed and combed and the fibres of your carpet are still lying flat, it’s time to replace your carpet. The materials that your carpet may be made of – polyester and olefin fibres – are more prone to matting, especially in high traffic areas.
If you are starting to notice ripples in your carpet, the carpet is stretched and warped. You may need to replace the carpeting, but call your local Toronto carpet stretching company to check it out first.
Do You Know How Old Your Carpet Is?
Carpets do not necessarily need to be replaced just because they are old. But if you can’t remember how old the carpeting is or if it came with your home when you moved in, it is probably time to replace the carpeting.
What’s That Smell?
If you have had your carpets professionally cleaned and still can’t get that odor out, it may be time to replace your carpet. Carpets are absorbent and trap dust, dander, debris, and allergens. Over time it becomes more difficult to remove all of the problem particles – even with professional cleaning.
The same rule applies to stains as well. If you have had your carpets professionally treated for stains and they still won’t come out, it may be time to replace your carpet.
When Your Carpet’s Color is Shifting
Carpet that is in high traffic areas or in areas that have a lot of natural lighting are more prone to fading. Spots of lighter color or a generally faded carpet may not be reason enough to replace your carpet, but if you are experiencing any other issues, you may want to consider replacing your carpet.
Do you always need to replace a carpet that shows these signs? Not always. Sometimes you can simply repair parts of carpet that are beyond their prime. To find out if it is time to replace your carpet or if you simply need a professional carpeting patching service, call Dr. Carpet at 647.800.5199 today!