While it’s proven that regular professional cleaning by CitruSolution can extend the longevity of your carpet, the fated day will eventually arrive when it’s time to tear out the old and start anew. With proper and careful maintenance, the life of a carpet usually extends far past what you may have originally imagined. But if you’re wondering whether your floor has seen the best of its days, below are some signs that it’s time to replace your carpet:

  1. Permanent Stains:

With CitruSolution’s cleansers, you can rest assured that the dirty spots entrenched in your carpet will come out. But after years of use, a carpet lays bare and unprotected, and stains will start to gather within its fibers. Whether it’s a stain from a “guilty” pet, allergens, dust mites and some stains are just too stubborn to remove. If you find yourself strategically placing furniture over these dirty spots, you may be due for new carpet.

  1. Allergies:

With old and worn carpets often comes an increase in allergies. Mold, mildew, and other allergens begin to build up after time. If you’re sneezing more than usual, your old carpet could be the culprit.

  1. Offensive Odors:

Luckily, citrus-based cleaning solutions help to neutralize negative odors and create a delicate, fresh aroma within your home. But as your carpet reaches its final days, you’ll notice a lingering smell that accompanies it. This is due to odors that have sunk so deeply into the carpet’s body, it’s near impossible to remove them.

  1. Wear And Tear:

Though a shaggy carpet that has been in place for years may to some resemble a “vintage” look, there’s a limit to how charming this appearance can be. When the corners of the carpet begin to rise from their plaster, the fibers begin to tangle or matte, and rips and tears plague the bulk of the edges, it’s time to say goodbye. Stretching or wrinkling of carpet is often made worse by steam or hot water cleaning. Even the best carpets normally last for a total of ten years.

At CitruSolution of Middle Tennessee, we offer cleaning products and services to help you increase the lifespan of your carpet. Click here to book your next cleaning today!