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test results show that you have a
Level of Foot Traffic in your home.
next question you need to answer is:
you have pets, do your pets have frequent urine accidents?
your pet has more than one urine accident per week then you have a
serious problem that needs to be considered when choosing new
urine accidents left unchecked can quickly ruin any carpet in short
order, regardless of the carpet cost, fiber type, or quality level. To
limit your financial loss from pet damage, you might be wiser to select
a less inexpensive carpet and pad and plan on replacing your carpet and
padding more frequently.
very difficult to get urine odor and stains out of carpet regardless of
the source (dog or cat). I have tried dozens of products and have found
that few do any good at all. Of the products that do work to some
degree, they are not a miracle spray that works instantly like those you
see on TV.
urine stain and odor requires diligence, elbow grease and a commitment
to addressing the problem quickly, aggressively and thoroughly. Once
urine has soaked into the carpet and dried, it is almost impossible to
remove the odor completely with any product on the market today.
padding upgrades. Don't waste your money on fancy or newfangled carpet
padding in an attempt to limit the damage caused by excessive pet urine.
Moisture-barrier, anti-microbial and odor eating pads are not effective
if your pet has frequent urine accidents. You might be better of in the
long run if you reduce your padding cost by using a lower grade
recommend selecting an apartment grade carpet and pad designed to last
about 5 years. You can get the whole job done for about $15 per yard
which includes a nylon carpet, 6 pound rebond pad and installation
(including haul away of your old)
long do you want your carpet to last? With a serious pet urine problem,
the answer should be 3 to 5 years. Click here to see your best options.
If you are lucky enough to have
pets that don't have wet accidents or if you don't have any pets at all, you
can choose almost any carpet
Your test score revealed that you
have Moderate foot traffic. You have to take into account the
four critical carpet specifications to choose the right carpet for you.
By choosing the correct carpet
specifications your carpet will be able to tolerate your level of foot
traffic for the amount of time you specify.
Choosing the correct pad, having
it all installed properly and performing required maintenance will ensure
your carpet lasts as long as it was designed.
The next question you need to
do you want your carpet to last?
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