It’s a question we all ask ourselves at some point in time as we gaze upon the faded, dingy, old carpeting in our homes. There are a number of things to consider about this debate as repair is typically cheaper than a full replacement of pretty much anything around the house. So cost is definitely among the most important factors to keep in mind.
Another is waste, as millions of pounds of carpet end up in landfills each year. You don’t want to contribute to that staggering statistic and so maybe it makes more sense to try and salvage your carpet. After all, you invested a lot of money into your current floor coverings and not just for the purchase of the material itself. You probably hired professional cleaners at least once a year to come in and give it a thorough deep cleaning. That’s more investment of your hard-earned cash.
So what’s the best choice here? Should you purchase a new carpet or just have the current ones cleaned? You searched far and wide for the perfect long lasting carpet that complemented your home’s décor and felt comfortable and warm to the touch. Has it really been long enough or do you think it may be possible to fix the problems that exist?
Remember, installing new carpet can also be a big commitment of time and money, not to mention the upheaval it may cause in your home as the new carpeting is brought in and laid down. Depending on how much of it you’re planning to replace, that could be a few days of inconvenience with moving furniture, rearranging your home’s décor, and other chores that will need to be done before and after the job is finished.
Of course, the flip side is that you have brand new, beautiful carpet in your home that will last you for many years to come.
Let’s compare the two options so you can decide which is best for your home:
You walk into any of the rooms in your house and take a good long look at your carpets. They don’t seem as fresh and robust as they once did. They look faded, dirty, perhaps you’ve noticed some fraying along the edges and discoloration throughout. It sure seems like you should toss them out and bring in brand new carpets.
But wait a second, do you really need to trash the old carpet just because of its marred appearance? Perhaps you can get them looking clean and vibrant all over again. Maybe it’s been a few years since you gave them a good professional deep clean or wet extraction and all those carpets need is a full service overhaul.
That’s where Chem-Dry On The Plateau comes in. We can assess the condition of your carpeting and help you decide cleaning is the way to go. The general rule of thumb in this case is that your carpeting can remain in the home and be cleaned instead of replaced if they have superficial stains that can likely be removed, the carpets have not sustained any flood or water damage, and there are no signs of mold, allergens, or biohazardous materials or residue anywhere in or on the carpet.
Simply put, if the carpet is unhealthy to walk or lie upon and does not pose any sort of threats to the well-being of you and your family then you can probably get it cleaned and keep it in your home.
But what about all those stains and faded areas you ask? That’s easy, Chem-Dry On The Plateau can remove even the toughest stains like chocolate, indelible markers, wine, berry juice, just about anything you’ve spilled on the fibers over time can probably be lifted out completely.
However, if your carpets have sustained serious damage from general wear and tear, moisture penetration or deep seated stains that just refuse to come out after a professional cleaning, then you may have a case for removal.
You must absolutely remove your old carpet and buy a new one if you detect any signs of mold or mildew in or underneath the carpeting. The same goes for any carpets that have had biohazard waste spilled on them, such as raw sewage or dirty toilet water, or if the carpets have been saturated due to flooding.
Does your carpet have a foul or sour odor? You can try to remove that but, in most cases, it’s a lost cause and you will probably need (and likely want) that carpet pulled up and taken out of your home as fast as possible.