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Moving? Get Your Carpet Ready for Buyers

December 9, 2016

 

Studies show that the condition of your carpet can make or break the sale of your home. This is because the carpet is one of the first things that guests notice. While new or professionally cleaned carpet won't always seal the deal, sometimes it's just enough to edge out the competition. Here are a few things you can hire a professional to do to get your carpet ready for buyers.

 

Carpet Cleaning

 

Not all carpets need to be repaired or replaced before putting a house on the market. Families without animals might find that their carpet has held up well over the years. No matter how clean you are, though, your carpet is going to pick up it's fair share of dirt over the years. Even if you have a no-shoe policy and vacuum multiple times a week, dirt still works it's way into your carpet. Do-it-yourself solutions won't get your house market-ready. We recommend hiring a professional cleaning service to make your carpets look like new.

 

Stretching and Repair

 

It's not uncommon for carpet to become damaged over the years. Maybe it's sustained damaged from animals clawing under doorways or from normal wear and tear. No matter what caused the damage, you need to deal with these eyesores before putting your home on the market. Hire professionals to stretch your carpet. Cleaning pros have access to powerful carpet-stretching machinery that can stretch out even the most stiff carpet. This is also a great way to get rid of loose or unsightly wrinkles in your carpet from daily foot traffic.

 

Restoration

 

Over the years, your carpet undergoes a lot of abuse. Sometimes restoration services are necessary to remove the damage. If your carpet has sustained damage from a fire, smoke or water, it's important that you have this addressed before putting your house on the market. Carpet that is damaged by water or smoke has an unpleasant smell. While you may be blind to this scent, your guests aren't. An unpleasant odor isn't the first impression you want potential buyers to notice.

 

Rugs

 

Don't forget that cleaning and repairing your carpet also includes area rugs, which are just as important as your wall-to-wall carpet. Area rugs can hold just as much dirt as traditional carpet and can produce an odor as well. Although you could simply remove the rugs from your house, you need to keep them if you have hardwood floors. A house with hardwood but no rugs turns buyers away because they don't feel like they're buying a warm and inviting home.

 

Give your house the edge it needs in the competitive real estate market by cleaning, repairing or replacing your carpet. Treating your carpet isn't an easy job. It can take a lot of time out of your busy day if you do it yourself. Ensure that the job gets done right the first time by calling Doiggs. We have the experience and tools to clean or repair the carpet in any house, big or small.

 

 

 

 

 

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