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Renee K. Cooney, PLS, ABR®, SRES®
Owner / Broker / Realtor®      NC Real Estate Instructor  & Surveyor

 

Cell: (828) 371-4360

 Office: (828) 369-3000

Fax: (828) 369-3609

Legacy Properties by Renee

459 E. Palmer St.

Franklin, NC 28734

 

Email: Renee@PropertiesByRenee.com

reneekcooney@gmail.com 

www.PropertiesByRenee.com

 

LEGACY AGENTS:

Heather Ball, Broker Associate

Cell: (330) 205-9885

Heather@PropertiesbyRenee.com

Jack Lurie, Broker Associate

Cell: (239) 233-9006

jackmlurie@gmail.com

How Often Should I Have My Carpets Cleaned?

 FIRST:  Do you have a carpet warranty that you want to keep intact?  If yes, check your warranty paperwork.  Most carpet manufactures require that you have a professional steam cleaning (technically named a hot water extraction) once a year.

If you don’t have a warranty that you’re concerned about, then you’ll want to consider the following variables when questioning how often you should have your carpet cleaned.

KIDS:  They can do a number on your carpets.  A large family is wonderful, often providing a warm and inviting home.  More people simply means increased carpet traffic.  With children in the home, the suggested amount of time between professional carpet cleaning can range from 6 months to 1 year.  On average, about every 9 months it’s a good idea to have your carpet professionally cleaned.

PETS:  We all love our pets!  Unfortunately with pets in the home, you should be having your carpet professionally cleaned every 6 to 12 months.  More frequently if your pet has bladder/urine issues.  The reason for more frequent cleanings is due to the fact that your pets drop dander, hair, and dust on your carpet fibers.  Frequent vacuuming can extend the time needed between professional cleanings, but frequent vacuuming can mean three times a week or more - and who has time for that?

ADULTS:  If you live alone or with a partner and you are gentle with your carpet, it’s not un-common to go up to 2 years between professional cleanings.  You’ll have to judge the amount and kind of traffic that your carpet gets to determine what is best for your home.

To determine how often you should have your carpet professionally cleaned, consider the traffic your floors get and who is providing the traffic.  The greater average varies from home to home; from as often as every six months to more than two years.  Consider your standards of clean, foot (or paw) traffic, and your budget to help you determine how often you should have your carpet professionally cleaned.

Refinishing VS Repalcing Your Hardwood Floors

Price - Price is the first obvious variable to consider. It is almost always cheaper to refinish your floor than to replace it. When replacing, you must consider the cost of the new wood as well as the installation. You can offset much of this cost by installing the floor yourself, but this is a very invasive process that requires specialized knowledge and precision. You can typically refinish a wood floor yourself, with just a few inexpensive solutions.

Aesthetics - If your only goal is to brighten your floors and restore their original shine, consider refinishing them. But if you want to change some aspect of the floor itself, like the style of the wood, the direction of the planks or the consistency of the material, you will need to invest in a full replacement. Refinishing is ideal to restore existing wood, while replacement is ideal for establishing a completely new look or feel.

Time - Refinishing can actually take much more time than fully replacing a wood floor. Refinishing is a messy, meticulous process than can take approximately four to five days, during which the floor surface must remain completely untouched. The process requires sanders, edgers, buffers, scrapers, brushes, base coat sealers, topcoat sealers, putty knives and sometimes paint. Replacement, on the other hand, can be done in considerably less time using only lumber, a couple of saws, measuring tape, a flat bar, a chalk line and a nail gun.

Quality - You cannot restore every wood floor by simply refinishing it. If your wood floor has become warped or if several of the planks have become damaged, you will typically need to replace the entire floor, as finishing will only brighten an already-damaged surface. On really old floors, you may see the tongue where the boards come together, or your boards may lack adequate thickness. Floors like this are definite candidates for replacement, as refinishing is purely cosmetic.

Age - The age of your floor also plays a role. If your floor has been in place for decades, it may resist refinishing for a number of reasons. For instance, if it has already been refinished several times or if too much of the surface wood has become exposed, refinishing your floor may have little effect. For very old floors, replacement can often be preferable to refinishing.

Regal Carpet Cleaning 

828-524-7297 

22 Springside Lane, Franklin NC 28734 

http://www.regalcarpetnc.com

 

TLC Mountain Home Services, Inc

828-369-4800

Brian Pitts

131 East Hickory Knoll Road, Franklin NC 28734

http://www.tlcmountainhomeservices.com

 

The Carpet Surgeon's

828-369-2534

144 Beeline Drive, Franklin NC 28734

http://www.thecarpetsurgeons.com



Tastingers Floor Covering

828-524-8641

276 West Palmer Street, Franklin NC 28734

http://www.tastingercarpetonefranklin.com

 

Lowes Flooring Solutions

828-349-4654

161 Franklin Plaza, Franklin NC 28734

http://www.lowes.com/Flooring/_/N-1z13ckl/pc?cm_mmc=search_google-_-Flooring-Brand-_-Floors-General-_-lowes%20flooring&k_clickID=0ba0fb5e-cee8-46c9-32f3-00001433dc21

 

Mr Bob's Carpet Outlet

828-524-8188

230 North E Main Street, Franklin NC 28734

http://mrbobscarpet.com/home/1903463

 

Nantahala Florring Outlet

828-369-1200

301 Depot Street, Franklin NC 28734

http://shawfloors.com/hardwood-flooring?gclid=CjwKEAiAqrqkBRCep-rKnt_r_lkSJAArVUBcDIRRpPCANpj9ObjBdTPNIw7UYw0u4t6X1tTEwCOX3RoCBc3w_wcB