Regular carpet cleaning, maintenance, and restoration can only do so much for your carpet. Even though these steps can definitely increase the longevity of your carpet and keep it at its best shape for a certain period of time, there will still come a time where your carpet will finally show signs of irreparable damage because of old age and continued use.
Major fire damage – Although there may be carpets that are naturally resistant to fire, there are instances where you would need to have your carpet damaged by fire thrown away. Sometimes, after a fire, even when your carpet survives, they could still emit unpleasant odors because of the tragic event. The strong smell is not easily removed from particular carpets and may even cause harm to people once inhaled.
Major water damage – Once your carpet has been soaked in water – such as floods, it can be very hard to completely remove all traces of moisture from it. When it comes to carpets, even a little moisture, if left unattended, can lead to major problems such as mold growth. If your carpet has absorbed a lot of water which could take weeks to get rid of, it would be better to just buy another one.
Pet urine smell – Pet accidents are common for households with pets. And the urine smell isn’t only unhygienic, they can be extremely difficult to get rid of. Also, once urine (or any other liquid, for that matter) seeps deep into the carpet, they can reach depths that can be impossible to clean and could even affect your carpet padding.
Permanent stain – Professional carpet cleaning or carpet restoration companies may be your only chance if you encounter carpet stains that are hard to remove. But, if even after professional cleaning and restoration, the stain is still present, you might want to consider investing in a new carpet instead.