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Thursday 21 March 2019

Time to Clean or Time to Replace?

Posted by at 3:00 PM

Once a year you should hire a carpet cleaning service for maintenance and upkeep. Over time, spills, stains, dust, and hair get caught in and underneath the carpet, adding to the normal wear and tear from walking on it every day. Keep an eye on your carpet to know the difference between needing another cleaning and needing to be replaced.

Buckles or Ripples From Damp Carpet

After a flood or a large spill, carpet needs to be dried right away. Damp carpet left untreated can buckle or ripple, leading to a lumpy-looking carpet. When this happens, you';re better off replacing your carpet completely. To avoid this, call a carpet cleaning service right away after any water damage happens. The carpet will need to be dried out and cleaned thoroughly to prevent any further damage.

Colors Fading From the Carpet

Over time, your carpet will begin to fade due to use. Spills, excessive cleaning, and other factors can accelerate this process. Ultimately, it's up to you when you want to replace your faded carpet. As long as you are happy with your carpet, fading isn't enough of a reason to replace it just yet. Ask your carpet cleaning service for their recommendation at your next cleaning. They will be able to determine the state of your carpet and how much longer you should keep it.

Mold and Mildew

Another side effect of damp carpets can be mold. Most of the time, a carpet cleaning service should be able to come in and clean up the damage without you needing to replace your carpet. However, you should evaluate how much mold there is and if the carpet is worth salvaging. A small outbreak of mold is cleaned up easily enough, but if the entire carpet is moldy, you should just buy a new one.

Fire Damage

Fires leave damage in their path, and this is no exception for carpets. There's not much that can be done for burned carpet, so you're better off tearing it out and replacing it with a new one. However, carpet that did not get burned by the fire but does smell like smoke can be repaired by a carpet cleaning company. They will have special chemical cleaners that can completely clean up the dust and smoke particles left inside the carpet.

Whether you've had your carpet for years or you just bought it, you should be aware of what it takes to maintain the carpet's quality. Carpet cleaning service is a great way to keep your carpets looking like new. At ANR Restoration, we want to do just that for you. Give us a call to set up your carpet cleaning appointment today at (812) 220-0671.