Should You Clean Your Carpet or Replace It?

October 27, 2015

If you are concerned because your carpet is heavily soiled or stained, you might be wondering whether or not you should replace it.  There are a few important things to consider before making your decision. 

First off, carpet is quite an investment and can be very costly to replace.  It can cost thousands of dollars to re-carpet the average size home. A good thorough cleaning might be just the thing your carpet needs in order to revitalize its appearance.  It is recommended that homeowners have professional carpet cleaners come at least once a year, preferably twice.  If has been over a year since you have cleaned your carpets, it would be much more cost effective to try a professional cleaning before purchasing all new carpet. On average, you could have your carpets cleaned by a licensed professional for less than $250. You can also choose to have a just a couple of rooms cleaned at first to see how well it works. You just might be surprised by the results!

Another thing to consider before purchasing new carpet is how much wear and tear you put on your carpet.  If you have small children or toddlers, you might want to wait until they outgrow those “messy” years before making such a big investment.  Likewise, if your children are grown and about to leave the house, you might want to put off your purchase a bit longer.  In addition, if you already have a puppy or are planning on getting one soon, you might want to wait until your pet is house trained.  All of these conditions are very important to consider before purchasing new carpet.

Still, another fact to consider is the convenience of professional carpet cleaning.  Chem-Dry, for example, can have your entire house cleaned and the carpets will be dry in just a few short hours.  If you decided to purchase new carpet, you would have to go through the trouble of moving and rearranging your furniture in order for the carpet to be installed.  This can be quite a hassle, especially if you have pets or children in the home.

It is important to consider the many benefits of having your carpets cleaned before you decide to replace them.  Professional carpet cleaning not only improves the look and feel of your carpet, but it eliminates much of the odors, dander, and dust in your carpet, leaving your home clean, healthy, and smelling fresh!

And if you consider Chem-Dry for your professional carpet cleaning needs, we will provide a deeper, longer lasting, healthier clean that will leave your home cleaner and safer for you and your family. Call your local Chem-Dry for a free, no-obligation quote. Be sure to ask about our special offers.



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