Most existing carpeting in homes, can be dyed. Many homeowners will be sprucing up their home, whether to place it on the market for resale, to remodel, redecorate, or simply do a thorough spring cleaning. The most noticeable casualty of a “lived-in” home is often the condition of the carpet. Eventually, ALL carpets develop problems, whether the issue is ugly matted traffic patterns, food stains or pet stains, sun fading, chemical spills, or bleach spots. Repeated cleaning often does not help. Even the best carpet cleaning may not remove stubborn stains, or the stains and high traffic patterns return soon after the carpet cleaners have gone. Carpet cleaning cannot successfully address the issue of fading, chemical spills, or bleach spots. Eventually traffic patterns and matting just get worse. Many homeowners think that their carpet needs to be replaced simply because it’s matted down. New carpet seems to be the only solution. Only if the carpet is not functionally intact (threadbare in large areas, or torn in many places or burnt in large areas) is buying new carpet the only alternative.
Expert carpet dyeing can be an attractive alternative to premature carpet replacement. The average carpet will last for 15-20 years. But carpets are replaced 70% of the time for reasons other than wear. Those same carpets will be in good structural condition when discarded, but the appearance (color, discoloration, stains, fading, traffic areas, etc.) is unacceptable and not covered by any guarantee or warranty (as anyone knows who has ever tried to file a claim or pursue any recourse against the carpet retailer or manufacturer or a stain protectant company). Although a carpet should be cleaned properly on a regular schedule, (every 6 to 24 months depending on the carpet) improper cleaning or inadequate cleaning can actually harm the beauty and life of the carpet. Cheaper inferior carpet materials, such as polyester and olefin are not dyeable. If you are not sure what material your carpet is made from, a certified carpet dyeing technician can easily and quickly test the material to determine the fiber content.
A very common problem from household bleach or other chemicals being spilled on carpet can result in unsightly faded spots. These areas may appear as white, orange, or yellow spots on your carpet. Made New Again is able to perfectly restore these spots, and we guarantee a perfect color match, regardless of your carpet color! Multi-colored carpet and patterned carpets may also be fully restored! Stubborn stains such as Kool Aid®, pet stains, and coffee stains can be successfully removed. We approach these problems as color issues, not simply as stains. Our color expertise will ensure that unsightly stains and discolorations are gone for good.
Expert carpet dyeing can save a homeowner a great deal of money, as the cost is from 50% – 80% less expensive than the cost of premature carpet replacement, depending on the grade and condition of the carpet. In a home that has 1500 square feet of carpeted area, the cost of replacing the carpet with a medium grade, may cost $8,000. Re-dyeing the existing carpet could cost $2,000 or less, thus realizing a savings of $6,000, (75% less than new carpet).
Questions to Ask Before Selecting a Carpet Dyer
Carpet dyeing is an art and requires extensive technical training. Suffice it to say that “a savvy consumer would not take their car to a car wash to have it painted”. When searching for companies who do carpet dyeing, it would be well to ask the following