Over the lifetime of your carpet, you may notice signs of wear and tear, especially in high traffic areas. At some point, you may even think about carpet replacement, which can be a significant expense. Before you invest in new carpet, you may want to consider the following factors to help decide if a professional cleaning is a better solution.
A professional carpet cleaning can erase years of dirt and debris from your carpet and quickly restore them to like-new condition. The professional grade equipment and expert knowledge of ZEROREZ® technicians will give you much better results than at-home carpet cleaners. Age is one factor in determining carpet replacement, but the overall longevity of your flooring varies depending on the quality of your rugs how much traffic they handle. Regularly scheduled professional carpet cleanings will preserve and protect your carpet, which extends their lifetime.
Dirty or Worn?
When carpet color fades or fibers appear worn, your first thought may be replacement. However, dirty carpets can also look faded and worn, especially when not cared for properly. The soapy residue from harsh detergents often attracts even more dirt which in turn makes your carpets look dirty again. Overwetting rugs can also cause damage. Thus, if your rugs seem to show wear before their time, it may be a good idea to have them cleaned and take note of the level of improvement. When a ZEROREZ® technician arrives at the house, they will examine your carpet and help set expectations prior to beginning to clean.
Types of Stains
Certain types of stains, such as blood, pet urine, and permanent ink, do far more damage than simple mud and dirt stains. If you notice a stain caused by a difficult to remove material on your carpet, you should first take action as soon as you notice the problem. If you can't remove the stain on your own, consult a professional. Although a professional can remove many types of common stains from carpets, sometimes the material causing discoloration cannot be completely removed, even with advanced carpet cleaning equipment. If the stain is in a highly visible area, you may then wish to consider replacement.
If you've recently purchased your home and did not choose the existing flooring, you may have incorporated the cost of carpet replacement into your buying price. Sometimes, even when carpets have not quite reached replacement condition, you may opt to buy an updated style. New carpets can complete the look of a renovated room in your home, bringing you more satisfaction and enjoyment of your living space.
If you're still unsure about whether or not you should clean or replace carpet, contact ZEROREZ® today. A professional technician can speak to you about the relative benefits of cleaning vs. carpet replacement and help you work through this difficult decision.
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