As the cost of fuel increases, so will the price of carpet…Rising fuel costs have made people avoid unnecessary trips to the grocery store, and fewer lights in their homes are left burning. But have you considered what’s going to happen to the price of carpet?
All synthetic yarns used in carpeting; nylon, polyester, acrylic, polypropylene (Olefin), are byproducts of fossil fuels. Nylon is made from coal; the others from petroleum. So, as the cost of fuel rises, so will the price of carpet, especially when the cost of fuel also impacts shipping charges. It makes economic sense to take very good care of the carpet you’ve got.
The cost of replacing it is bound to increase more and more as time goes by, which begs the question: Have you looked down lately?
Some months have passed since your last cleaning. Have you examined your carpeted pathways? Are they beginning to look dull and dingy again? If so, then it’s time to clean them.
No. It’s not necessary to clean what’s not dirty. But if we don’t clean what is, the “ugly” can become permanent. Remember: “Walking on soiled carpeting is like walking on sandpaper”. The grit scrubs the yarn, causing pathways to become permanently dull. When this has happened, they’ll always look like they need cleaning, and no amount of cleaning can clean the dull gray color cast (the wear damage) away.