Carpet In Horrible Condition But Cannot Afford To Replace It? Tips To Get It Looking Better
If your carpet has seen its better days but you cannot afford to replace it right now, there are things you can do. Below are two things that may be wrong with it and how to deal with them so you can get the carpet looking better again.
If you have a lot of ripples in your carpet, this means it has become loose. This can make your carpet look old and worn out. Fortunately, you can stretch the carpet to get it looking like it once did. This is something you can do on your own or you can hire a contractor to do it for you. If you choose to do it on your own, you can likely finish the job in only a day, especially if you get someone to help you. If your carpet is in very bad shape, such as if it also has tears in it, you need to be very careful or you will rip it further. In a case like this, it is best to have a professional do it for you.
Urine Stained Carpet
Pet urine stains are one of the worst stains to get out of carpeting, especially if the urine was not removed soon after the accident.
The best way to clean the carpet is with a carpet cleaner machine. You can rent a cleaner from a grocery or hardware store. When the area is clean, purchase a pet odor neutralizer at a pet store to clean the area. Once the carpet is completely dry use a carpet stain remover if there are any stains left.
If the urine stains are very bad, you should consider hiring a professional carpet cleaning company. The carpet cleaning equipment they use is much more powerful than one you could rent. They also have stronger cleaners that are specifically made to remove pet stains. These cleaners are strong enough to suck the urine from the carpeting and then clean it.
If the carpet continues to smell, the urine has likely gotten down into the carpet pad. The only way to get rid of the smell is to remove the area of carpeting and padding and replacing it with new. This is much less expensive than replacing the entire carpet.
Now that your carpet looks better, this gives you time to save up enough money to replace the carpet while not having to worry about your current carpet looking so bad.