When you could simply clean your carpet instead of going through the tedious process of having it replaced, wouldn’t you? On the other hand, if your carpet is beyond repair, replacement might be the best option. So, how do you decide? Steam Master Cleaning wants to be your resource for everything carpet cleaning related, so we’ve compiled a list of tips to help you determine the best course of action for your carpet. If you have more questions, give our carpet cleaning service a call today.

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When accidents happen, it’s important to try to clean the area and remove the stain as quickly as possible. Read our previous post about removing the hardest to remove stains here. Before you call the professional carpet cleaners, some elbow grease might be exactly what your carpet needs. If too much time has past and there’s no hope at removing the stain, some families opt for placing coffee tables or other furniture to cover up the stain.

Is There an Odor?

Sometimes no amount of cleaning or trying to hide the stain will mask the odor that is left behind by pets. There are several formulas developed specifically to rid carpet of pet odors, especially pet urine. Thoroughly clean the carpet with special carpet cleaning products that are meant to remove pet odors before calling a professional.

Is There Mold?

carpet cleaningWhen a large amount of liquid has spilled on a carpet and was left for too long, there’s a greater chance of mold or mildew growing. Also watch out for leaks that may have caused damage to the carpet. If mold or mildew happened to start growing, these can lead to an allergic reaction if anyone in your home is prone to allergies. In this case, it’s probably best to replace the carpet.

What Is The Carpet Made Of?

Take a look at areas that get more traffic, is the carpet matted down? Depending on what the carpet is made of, this can be fixed by a steam cleaning.

  • PET Polyester or polyester: The fibers of these carpets are known for not being very resilient. Better to have this carpet replaced.
  • Nylon or Sorona: These are both resilient carpets and can bounce back with a professional steam cleaning.
  • Berber carpets: Berber carpets can be made of either Olefin or Nylon. If your Olefin carpet is older than three years, it may be time to be replaced. Berber nylon carpets will resist matting and will benefit from a cleaning if the carpet is less than 10 years old.

How Old Is Your Carpet?

If your carpet is older than 10 years and you have noticed fading color, ripples or wrinkles, loss of padding support, or the carpet is matted down, it’s time to replace. Carpets are designed to last around 10 years and the padding especially can’t be helped by a cleaning.

The key to long lasting and beautiful carpets is taking care of them throughout the years. With steam cleaning and a professional carpet cleaning service, you can give new life to a worn out carpet. Call us today to learn more about Steam Master Cleaning’s services.