As time passes and life unfolds, your carpets can gradually lose their luster, becoming a canvas for spills, stains, and wear. This is where the age-old question arises: should you opt for a professional cleaning to breathe new life into your carpets, or is it time to start fresh with a replacement?

Whether you’re a homeowner seeking to restore your interior or a business owner striving for a clean, welcoming atmosphere, this blog will equip you with the knowledge to make informed decisions and breathe new life into your space.

Signs You Should Choose Professional Cleaning

Choosing to have your carpets professionally cleaned is the easier and quicker option. Watch out for the following signs that may let you know a deep clean needs to be done for your carpets:

It’s Dull, Dirty, or Lightly Stained

It’s hard to see subtle changes to your carpets’ luster day-to-day, but if you move a piece of furniture or clean up a spill, you might notice that the newly exposed carpet is pristine compared to the surrounding areas. If that is the case, we recommend calling the professionals. Most at-home cleaning methods do not offer the same degree of cleanliness that you can get from the experts.

It’s Been a Year Since a Professional Cleaning

A lot of dirt and grime can build up over a year, especially if there are kids or pets in your home. Professional carpet cleaning services penetrate fibers deep within the material and remove even the toughest stains. Regular cleanings can also help extend the life of your carpet and keep it looking new.

You’ve Noticed An Increase In Allergies

Indoor allergies can be extremely irritating. If you have encountered an increase in symptoms but can’t seem to figure out what’s causing it, your carpets might be the culprit. Carpet fibers collect allergens like dust and pet dander, and simply walking across the room can disturb these particles. Trust Springer Floor Care to help keep your allergies under control.

Signs You Should Choose To Replace Your Carpets

Sometimes there is irreversible damage done to your carpets, and in that case, it is more advantageous to replace them completely. In most cases, it will be clear that you need new carpets. Here are some of those classic signs: 

It’s Permanently Soiled 

Most stains can be removed if you act quickly but there are some extremely difficult, if not impossible stains to completely remove. Bleach, wine, tea, ink, oil, and other chemicals can permanently alter your carpet. Depending on the size of the stain (and whether or not you can creatively arrange your furniture to cover it), replacing your carpet will be the best option.

There’s Been Biohazard Contamination

Contaminants like urine, feces, vomit, and mold pose serious health threats to you, your family, and anyone else entering your home. Like many other stains, these substances can easily seep into the carpet pad and even the subfloor. With anything that poses a health threat, it’s best to err on the side of caution and replace contaminated materials.

It’s Worn Out or Damaged

A little wear and tear is usually nothing to worry about, but depending on the severity of the damage (and the age of your carpet), a professional might not be able to revive your carpet. This includes substantial wear to the padding underneath. No matter how clean your carpet is, your floors won’t be as nearly insulated and comfortable as they once were if the padding is extremely worn out. 

Interested in Scheduling a Professional Carpet Cleaning? Contact Springer Floor Care.

Our hassle-free carpet, area rug, hardwood, and tile cleaning services have been keeping Des Moines area residences sparkling for years, and are ready to tackle any stain that comes our way. Whether you schedule a one-time appointment or sign up for our Forever Kleen™ program, our team of experts is happy to help bring your carpet back to life.

Contact the leading floor care experts at Springer today!