Should My Carpet Be Cleaned or Replaced?

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Should My Carpet Be Cleaned or Replaced?

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Regular deep cleaning can dramatically extend the life of your carpet. However, sooner or later, every carpet will need to be replaced. Carpet generally has a 5-15 year lifespan, and that lifespan can be greatly impacted by the quality of the material, its padding and how frequent the usage.


Polyester carpet fibers have a reputation for matting and losing their form. Once carpet falls down and loses its tuft, it doesn’t return to normal, even with professional cleaning. When you do decide to replace carpet because of matting consider purchasing nylon carpeting. This material resists matting and lasts longer than polyester carpet.

Rips and Stains

Has your carpet seen better days? Are you putting rugs all over it to cover rips and tears? Have you even made attempts to rearrange the furniture in order to cover defects? Large rips and tears tend to signal that the carpet needs to be replaced, especially if the tears are present on stairs or major walkways.

Carpet Padding Condition

Carpet padding is like a pillow under its case because the carpet is nothing but a layer of fabric without the padding. It helps support the carpet, working as a foundation and making it comfortable to walk and lay on. It also buffers sounds and improves insulation. However, carpet padding also absorbs many spills, and cleaning the carpet doesn’t necessarily clean the padding. Signs of old padding include unevenness, wrinkles and a crinkling sound when someone walks over it.

Carpet Odors

If you can smell a foul odor coming from your carpet you may need to replace it. Foul odors can come from mold or pets. Pet owners should regularly clean carpets to keep away foul odors. But, if you smell odors even after a deep cleaning, the odor may have penetrated deeply within the carpet fibers. These situations then often require carpet replacement.

There are times that the carpet should be replaced even if it is not at the end of its life. For instance, if you are selling your house and want to spruce up the cosmetic appeal of your home you may want to replace the carpet even if it has a few years left in it.

Once you have your new carpet installed be sure to take the next steps to preserve it with regular deep cleaning from Golden Glove.

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