Knowing when to have your carpet professionally cleaned versus professionally repaired depends on the specific issues and condition of your carpet. Here's a breakdown of when to consider each service.
Regular professional carpet cleaning is essential to maintain the overall cleanliness and hygiene of your carpet. It helps remove dirt, dust, allergens, and stains that accumulate over time. If your carpet is primarily in good condition but looks dull or has minor surface stains, professional cleaning is the first step to rejuvenate its appearance.
Professional carpet cleaners have the equipment and expertise to effectively remove stubborn stains and spills, such as pet stains, red wine, coffee, or ink. So, if your carpet is presenting with some more stubborn spots, a professional cleaning could help.
Another thing that professional carpet cleaning can help with is the elimination of odors caused by pets, spills, or mildew. Professional cleaners often use specialized solutions to neutralize odors and leave your carpet smelling fresh.
You may also consider just having professional cleaning as part of your regular carpet maintenance routine, especially in high-traffic areas or homes with pets and children. Most experts recommend annual or biannual cleaning for optimal carpet care.
There are times, however, when professional carpet cleaning just isn’t enough. And that’s where carpet repair comes in.
When you notice visible damage to your carpet, such as tears, fraying, or loose seams, it's time to consider professional repair. Ignoring these issues can lead to more extensive damage and the need for replacement.
Also, if your carpet has significant burns or permanent stains that cannot be removed through cleaning, you may need professional repair to cut out and replace the damaged area with a matching patch.
High-traffic areas can become worn or matted over time, making the carpet appear flat and unsightly. Carpet repair, such as re-stretching, can help restore these areas to their original texture and appearance.
If seams between carpet sections are coming apart or fraying, professional repair can rejoin and secure the seams to prevent tripping hazards and further damage.
In cases where the carpet padding is deteriorating or has moisture damage, it may be necessary to replace the padding. This usually requires professional expertise.
Another reason to have your carpet professionally repaired is if your carpet has experienced significant water damage. Professional repair can address issues such as delamination, warping, or mold growth.
At the end of the day, when your carpet has seen better days, replacement is not the only option. A cleaning or repair can go a long way. And when your carpet needs repairs, Carpet Stretch & Rescue is the team of professionals you can rely on.
By Carpet Stretch and Rescue 9-18-2023