On average, carpets can last somewhere between five and 15 years, depending on the quality of the carpet itself as well as the amount of time and effort you put into cleaning and maintaining it. There are also some carpets that can last up to 25 years. Here, the adage that "you get what you pay for" applies.
But even if you take good care of your carpet and act promptly on stains and minor issues, there will come a time when you will need to replace your carpet with a new one. On average, carpet replacement will set you back by about $18 per square yard. This price can go up, especially if the existing carpet needs to be removed, there are several household items that need to be moved around, or the room has an unconventional shape.
Simply put, if services like carpet repair or carpet restretching that Atlanta companies offer are enough to breathe new life into your carpet, you should opt for these services instead of getting a new one. That is not to say that you should avoid installing new carpets in your home, if you really need one.
But how do you know if your home needs a new carpet?
How old is the carpet?
The average lifespan of carpets is 10 years. If the carpet in your home is nearing this mark and you have noticed that there are wrinkles on it and that the padding has been worn, you may have to set aside some cash for the purchase of a new carpet.
Are there noticeable rips and tears?
Small rips and tears can be easily handled by professional carpet repair companies. However, if the rips and tears are too big, these can pose a safety hazard for you and other members of the household. Here, your best option is to get a new carpet.
How does your carpet smell?
If you have children or pets in your household, it is not unusual for accidents that can cause bad odors and unsightly stains. If you act quickly, these can be easily eliminated. However, when you do not act quickly on these, spills that cause bad odors can seep deep into the carpet’s fibers. Eventually, if you do not have your carpet professionally cleaned, mold and mildew can develop. When this happens, your best recourse is to replace the carpet.
Atlanta Carpet Repair Reviews
Here is feedback from a few of our carpet repair customers. For more reviews, click here:
Honest, kind and dependable.
I was beginning to think I would never find a good carpet company until I met Chris. He has repaired our carpet in multiple areas, and it looks brand new (for a very reasonable price). Chris is honest, kind, and dependable, and I’m thrilled to have found such a great company to take care of our home!
You cannot tell we ever had any damage.
Chris, the President and CEO is wonderful. He is knowledgeable, reliable, customer focused and quick to accommodate. Most recently, we had our carpets repaired, thanks to the handy work of our felines and canines. You cannot tell we ever had any damage. I highly recommend this business.
Excellent Job (Karastan Rug Repair)
I used Fresh Start to clean and repair a Karastan carpet. They did an excellent job – I would highly recommend them.
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Chris Kiadii’s Marietta-based carpet cleaning service specializes in carpet stretching and repair, pet stain and odor removal, upholstery cleaning, and baby-safe green carpet cleaning. Call 770.575.5758 or click here to request your HONEST carpet cleaning quote. To read carpet cleaning reviews, click here.