If you have carpeting in your home, you may be wondering if you should take out the old carpeting and replace it with new material. A simple carpeting swap can make your home feel brand new again, which is why you should change it in these situations.
The Carpeting Smells
Having pets in your home can easily cause problems with carpeting, especially when it comes to accidents and odors. Bacteria from your animals can become trapped in carpet fibers, and having the carpeting professionally cleaned may not even be enough to get rid of the odor that's left behind. That is because the odor may actually be in the carpet padding underneath the carpet, which is hard to eliminate it. Consider this a sign that it's time to get new carpeting.
There Are Worn Down Areas
Many homes have places that get plenty of traffic during the day. This can include the stretch of carpeting between the living room and dining room, near the front or rear doors, or places where desk chairs roll over the carpeting. It is hard to replace just a section of carpeting when it is worn down, which gives you an opportunity to replace all of it at once. Use this opportunity to get a new color or something that is more durable and can stand up to the high amount of traffic it sees.
You Have Bad Allergies
One problem with carpeting is that it traps allergens in your home, which won't be good for anybody living there that has allergies. Carpeting that is very old can have several years' worth of mold, dust mites, or pollen in the carpeting that you are unable to see. If someone has really bad allergies in rooms with old carpeting, replacing the carpet could help them feel better.
There Is Discoloration
Accidents happen, and sometimes they can damage your carpeting in the process. If you spilled a red beverage on your carpet, like red wine or fruit punch, it may be impossible to get that stain out. Sooner or later you will want to rip out that discolored carpeting and replace it with something new.
There Is Pet Damage
Do you have a section of carpet that your pets love to use as a scratching post? The carpet fibers may be missing and leave entire sections bare. Train your pets not to scratch the carpeting, and then replace it with new material.
For more information, contact a company like Christian's Carpets and Fine Flooring.