Does Carpet Cleaning Fix Matted Carpet?
In general, the primary purpose of carpet cleaning is to restore the beauty of a home’s floor. A professional service is able to remove soil, dirt and stains from carpet as well as bacteria and allergens.
However, there are some issues related to the appearance of a carpet that professional cleaning can’t always fix. One issue is carpet matted down. Matted carpet is the result of years of heavy traffic. Most of the time, matted carpet is close to 5-10 years old unless the area has extremely heavy traffic in which case matting can occur sooner.
Does carpet cleaning fix matted carpet? The answer depends on the type of carpet fiber. You will find that matting is very common on polyester carpet. We recommend polyester for bedrooms and rooms that don’t receive too much traffic but when it comes to traffic areas, it is not a good option. If your polyester carpet is matted there is a good chance it is permanent and deep carpet cleaning will not fix it.
The same is true for olefin carpet. Olefin has many benefits but it is not considered a resilient carpet fiber. Over time, matting will occur on olefin fiber and it is a sign that it is time to replace your carpet especially if the carpet is 3 years old or more.
However, matted nylon carpet can be restored. This is because nylon is the most durable synthetic carpet fiber and the best option for buying carpet that will last a long time. We recommend homeowners install nylon carpet in traffic areas as well as on stairs and in doorways.
Green Leaf Chem-Dry has had success restoring matted nylon carpet with our powerful extraction equipment and green cleaning solutions.
Our carpet cleaning process will remove the dirt and soils embedded in the nylon carpet that cause the matting to occur. We will also eliminate germs and bacteria from the carpet and restore it to its original stain-free appearance.