November 6, 2020.
Carpets can become breeding grounds for all sorts of unseen things.
We tread and walk on our carpets every day. These floor coverings take on a lot of damage. We’re talking crumbs, constant footprints, spills, stains, furniture imprints, and so much more. We haven’t even started talking about pets and children, which up the tread on carpet considerably.
So, you’ve taken a hard look at your carpet’s life and decided it’s on the edge. Time for carpet removal. What now?
What’s Lurking in Your Carpet?
Have you ever wondered what microscopic things are growing in your carpet? Studies say these are the most common things found on carpets:
Bacteria is everywhere. You won’t be able to completely get rid of it unless you sanitize your home every second. Fortunately, our immune system protects us from the onslaught of the bacteria around us.
However, when we’re exposed to too much of it, it can lead to health issues. Bacteria can get into our bloodstream. It can cause our immune system to crash.
Old and dingy carpets harbor all sorts of bacteria and pathogens. These usually come from the outside. They get inside the home through your shoes, packages, clothes, or bags. It’s a whole community down there, one you most certainly don’t want to be a part of.
These tiny particles that you can’t easily see can just as easily settle on the surfaces of your home. If they collect on your entertainment console or your side table, who’s to say they won’t collect on your carpet?
It’s even harder to detect dust in carpets because they delve deep into carpet fibers. Give it a light tap and see if dust doesn’t go flying everywhere. If you have a particularly old house, you could be due for carpet removal and not have realized it.
Pets shed off a lot of dander. Also, they particularly like to stick to textile fibers. They can get buried there for a long time and you might not even know about it. That said, if you have pets, it’s best not to have carpet – stick to hardwood floors.
It will make your life easier if you call for carpet removal. It’s easier to spot pet dander and hair when you have carpet-free flooring.
Humans shed off dead skin all the time. It’s not something we can see with the naked eye. But these things also collect on the surfaces of our home. Would you get nauseous if I told you dead skin makes up a small portion of that dust you see everywhere? *shudder*
Come springtime, pollen will give you a hard time once again. If you have allergies, you know exactly what this means. Sniffles, sneezes, and snot. The best part? Your carpet acts like a magnet to the pollen that flows into your home by the wind.
You might wonder how fecal matters end up on your carpet. If you have kids or pets, that shouldn’t be too much of a mystery. Dirty shoes also carry fecal matters into the house. If you shrugged off that dead skin factoid above, this one may not be as easy to let go.
Old and Dirty – Why You Need Carpet Removal
Why should you be worried if you have an old or dirty carpet? It’s detrimental to you and your family’s health. They harbor all sorts of allergens and microorganisms, and your health could become affected and take an unexpected hit.
You’re at risk of suffering from allergies, which can include symptoms like sneezing, wheezing, runny nose, watery eyes, and itchy throat. Furthermore, chronic exposure could lead to long-term damage to your respiratory system.
Also, be wary of the off-gassing effects that some carpets might have. Synthetic carpets could emit harmful gasses – the same ones found in some mattresses. We haven’t even mentioned the adhesives that were used to install your carpet in the first place.
Other than that, old carpets can also cause rashes and other skin diseases. If you have chronic skin conditions like skin asthma and eczema, it’s best to keep your environment clean and allergen-free.
Signs You Need Carpet Removal Services
You’ve been living in your home for a while now and you’re wondering whether it’s time to get carpet removal services. When should you call us? Here are some signs you need to watch out for:
It’s hard to get stains out from carpets. If you spill wine, coffee, or anything that will leave a mark, be sure to blot it out with a kitchen towel right away. If not, the fibers of the carpet will absorb it.
Try not to scrub. You can spot-treat the area with a carpet cleaner or a dish cleaner but make sure you let it dry completely to prevent mold from forming.
Check the perimeter of the carpet. Frayed edges are clear signs that the carpet is nearing the end of its life. It’s time for carpet removal because these signs of wear and tear will just worsen.
Also, look for discolorations. If some parts are already starting to fade, the carpet will make your home less than aesthetically pleasing.
Smells Funky and Musty
It’s hard to clean carpets. Vacuuming alone is not enough to keep carpets clean. It often needs deep cleaning to completely get rid of all the harmful microorganisms thriving in it.
As a result, the carpet can easily become musty-smelling. If there are wet areas that you did not bother to dry up, this can also lead to the appearance of mold.
You’ve Been Having a Lot of Respiratory Issues As Of Late
This is a pressing issue because your health is already on the line. When you have chronic or recurring allergies, more bouts of asthma than in the past few years and you can’t go a day without sneezing, it’s about time to get carpet removal.
Carpet Removal versus Carpet Cleaning
You might wonder, is it really time to remove your carpet or can you still clean it?
Cleaning Your Carpet
If it’s a relatively new carpet and it’s still in good condition, you might be able to get away with a good clean. However, make sure you keep it clean. Try setting up an area near your front door where people can disinfect their shoes or switch to house shoes to avoid bringing dirt inside.
Invest in a good vacuum cleaner. One with a HEPA filter can help get rid of unwanted organisms found on your carpet.
Once in awhile, try getting a steam cleaning service. Steam cleaning your carpet is better than just vacuuming because it gets rid of bacteria and viruses. Moreover, the heat from the steam loosens up carpet fibers, which can help get rid of deep-seated stains.
Opt for carpet removal if you have an old and dingy carpet. If it’s past the stage of being ‘refreshed’, and it has a lot of worn-out areas, you should get rid of it.
If you have allergies or you have family members with sensitive respiratory health, it’s best to remove your old carpet. This is a reservoir for allergens and if you have it at home, you just can’t have good respiratory health.
Go for carpet removal and reveal your natural flooring. You might have nice wood flooring underneath. You’re doing your home a disservice by hiding all that beautiful allergen-free flooring under that old carpet.
If you’re renovating your home, you obviously need to remove your carpet first. It’s one of the first steps before renovations can begin.
The Right Carpet Removal Company
Once you’ve decided to remove your carpet, it’s time to hire a carpet removal company. Removing carpet all over your home is a tough job. You’ll have to rip it up, and requires a lot of muscle work.
We like to distinguish ourselves from other companies, and there are more than a few ways that we do that. Here are six ways Jiffy Junk outshines the competition:
We’ve been removing carpet since 2014 along with our other junk removal services. We’re highly experienced in all types of flooring for every part of your home.
We’ve successfully removed carpets in bedrooms, living rooms, stairs, even – bathrooms. Imagine all the grime we found in bathroom carpet – you don’t want to know! It’s also tricky to remove old carpets from stairs but we’re seasoned and professional. You’ll get the best service with hassle-free job completion.
Concrete and hardwood floors never stopped us either – we’ll get the job done, right!
Since 2014, we’ve been racking up five star reviews. Not to brag but, with over 840 reviews and a 4.9 star rating – you can bet on us.
There’s no stronger referral than that of others just like you. Check out our review page and see for yourself why we’re number one. Our trained staff remove your carpets efficiently, effectively, and professionally – with no clean-up left over for you.
Carpet Disposal Service
Carpet removal is a backbreaker in and of itself. What makes it even harder? Disposing of said carpet. We won’t leave you with bits and pieces or threads of your old rug. The job isn’t complete until we haul it out of your home and dispose of it as environmentally friendly as possible. We ensure that your old carpet is delivered to the right waste center for proper disposal.
No Damage to Your Home
It’s nice to discover that you have wood flooring under your carpet. Now imagine discovering that beautiful wood flooring is damaged because you haphazardly ripped out your carpet. There is a correct way to do this and our trained professionals will do it for you.
You don’t want to accidentally damage your beautiful wood flooring. Our team will ensure that the integrity of your original floors will be preserved. That way, you can save a lot of money and headache.
So, we’ve removed your carpet, now what? Well, we sweep up the mess and clean the remnants of the carpet before leaving. We do this for all of our junk removal jobs.
Once we haul your carpet and your junk, we clean the area so no debris is left behind. We wouldn’t have it any other way.
It may be that you were never planning on removing your carpet – perhaps it was a surprise expense. Either way, our mission is to provide all of our clients with the highest quality of service, at the best prices out there. Every project is evaluated based on the necessities required. That means that you will never pay more than is essential for the great service we provide. Top-notch carpet removal service is exactly what we provide – every time, for every client.
We work fast at no expense to the quality of work we provide. We get that time is money, and we ensure you get the best value for yours.
Don’t suffer from allergies anymore. You will be surprised how much better you will feel and your home will look after removing that unsightly carpet.
Reveal that beautiful hardwood underneath, or opt-in for new hardwood if it doesn’t already exist. The effects this change will have on your health is better than anything carpet can ever provide. No more worries about stains or allergens creeping up on you.
Remember, carpet removal is a backbreaker, especially without the right training. There are so many factors to take into consideration in order to make the process easy and to avoid any mishaps. Give us a call, we’d be happy to offer you an individual quote based on your specific requirements.