When Should You Consider Carpet Replacement?
Even equipped with the best tools for the job, there are some carpets we can’t save. Throughout our years of operation, we have come to recognize the signs that a cleaning service just won’t cut it and replacement is really the best choice. So, when should you consider carpet replacement? There are two major contributing factors to carpets damaged beyond what a cleaning can repair.
Pet StainsIf you have pets, you know that accidents are inevitable. Whether it’s housetraining a new puppy, or a sick older dog, you’re never completely in the clear. Citrusolution can certainly handle pet stains, and we have seen some pretty bad scenarios. Your best bet is to contact us as soon as possible after the incident. There comes a point, however, where completely removing pet related stains/odor is impossible:
- Volume – Small dog accidents are easier to clean than large dog accidents. Less volume means it’s less likely to penetrate deep into carpet fibers, or even worse – down to the pad or subfloor. However, a small dog that has repeated accidents in the same area might as well be a Great Dane. The overall effect is the same.
- Time – Pet stains left untreated for too long cause major damage. Urine contains agents that can permanently stain your carpet or discolor it similar to sun fading. No amount of cleaning can restore it in that case.