6 Signs You Need to Replace Your Carpet

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Ms Jerome

Subject: Carpet

Allerg.. My husband has it and carpet has been down over ten years... after over ten years my husband is coughing (a dry cough ) we went to the doctor and he said dust can cause it ..at times I smell. Something , when it rain are early in the morning ... We have no pets we are in our late sixty (the doctor said dust.... I asked my husband to change the carpet he said no but he just cough and cough at night ... We have rugs ever were .. He is stub. What can I do to get him to see this problem and remove are replace the carpet in our bedroom.


Subject: Carpets

We are living in this rental home for almost 19 1/2 years and the carpet is older we have been living here. Our landlord says what he wants to fix on this house and then doesn't. All our landlord does is raise rent.


Subject: new carpeting

i purchased two rooms of carpeting in may and june of 2015. When i vacuum i get a lot of powder in the vacuum cup. What does that mean? Never had that before. I do not use any carpet cleaners, etc. When i had my old carpet i was getting the powder but why should i be getting that now with new carpet. Please respond.

Barbara Bixler

Subject: old carpets

We moved into our 1940s house in 1985. The carpets weren't new THEN. I've pulled up one carpet to expose the hardwood below, but the others are still there. The living/dining room carpet isn't too bad, but the rest are awful. If only I could get my husband to agree.


Subject: Old carpets

Well I wish all men would see what we see. Our carpets need to be replaced but landlord hasn't over 191/2 years we have been here.

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RUN, don't catwalk away !

If there is a strong urine smell, you have to assume their realtor noticed it even if they were acclimated to it and had them clean the carpets so there would be a chance of selling it. The fact there is still strong odor means it has saturated walls, run down behind baseboards, saturated carpet and mat and subfloor, etc.

Short of a total strip-down of all flooring and baseboards, shelves, mantles, etc and complete sanitizing and chlorine bleach treatment of thereby exposed surfaces followed by repainting and reflooring, you don't have a prayer of getting rid of it. If they let their cats spray and urinate in the house they probably did it all over the house, not in one area, as cats tend to want to go to the bathroom in a "clean" area, not in one fixed spot like dogs.

You are looking at probably $20,000 to get rid of the smell for sure, and even then if the house gets humid in rainy or hot sticky summer weather, the smell could come back out of subflooring, etc.

There are a lot of houses out there - I would bet you looked at this one with intent to buy because it was cheap compared to the competition - well, now you know why, and if you buy it I bet you will know why again every time you come into the house, and get run over by the same train when YOU try to sell it.

Just walk away.


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