Carpet is one of those little things that you will not really notice until something goes wrong. You will walk all over your carpet without a second thought, but the second it’s gone, then you'll realize all the good that it's done for you. Carpets keep you from having to stand on hard floors, from having to put on slippers on cold mornings, and from having to stare at unsightly bare floors. Carpet is, in short, one of those amazing additions to a home that really does not get as much attention as it should.
One of the reasons that so many people tend to look down on carpet is that carpet tends to lose its luster. Your carpet will look pristine on the day that it is installed but given a bit of time it is bound to look a little worn down and dirty due to the constant traffic in your home. There comes a point when every home owner has to decide whether his or her carpet can actually be brought back to its former glory or if it has to be retired - a tough choice made even tougher by the cost of replacement. Fortunately, Nip Tuck has seen it all when it comes to carpet and we know exactly when it is time to say goodbye to old carpeting. Below are a handful of the things at which you will need to look for when it is time to decide between repairing or replacing your carpet.
Always start with the smell. If your carpet smells bad, there is something wrong with it that needs to be addressed. The causes of these smells matter, though, as some can cause serious health problems. If the smell comes from pet urine, for example, you are probably fine - a repair is in order, usually involving removing padding and treating the subfloor, but not anything out of the ordinary. An unknown smell, on the other hand, might be more serious.
Moisture is one of the more serious issues that you can deal with when it comes to carpets. If there has been flooding in your home, you might have mold growing. This can lead to respiratory problems and other issues, so your carpet almost certainly must go.
Your carpet's padding is another thing at which you need to look. You absolutely need to replace the padding under your carpet every so often, but it can be difficult to figure out when it is time to make this change. If it still feels comfortable when you walk on your carpet, there is a good chance that you are fine and that your carpet can be salvaged. If not, though, you might not be able to get away with just replacing the padding.
Allergies are another thing at which you need to look when you are considering repairs or replacement. Carpets can be magnets for allergens, which in turn can make your life miserable. If you cannot get your allergies under control after you get your carpets professionally cleaned, you will need to consider getting your carpets replaced.
The good news for homeowners is that Nip Tuck Carpet Repair can help with several different carpet-related problems, ranging from carpet stretching to patching and repairs. All our work comes with a five-year warranty that will allow you to feel comfortable with our work. If you want your carpet to last, do not wait on those repairs - let us help you today!
By Nip Tuck Carpet Repair 10-8-2020