The New Carpet SmellJust like a new car, some new carpets have that “new carpet smell.” Don’t worry….it usually goes away within a week, sometimes within days. However there are some things that you can do to minimize the “new carpet smell.” You can ventilate the area as much as possible, if the smell bothers you. But most people like the smell of new carpet. You can open your doors and windows. You can even use fans to keep the air circulating during installation and for up to 72 hours if you wish. Take advantage of your heating or air conditioning fans, if you have them. Vacuuming your carpet also helps remove the odor.
SproutingSometimes, loose tufts appear above the new carpet’s surface. To remove the loose tufts, clip them to be even with the carpet’s surface. Try not to pull out the loose ends! If you do, you can possibly damage your new carpet.
SheddingSome new carpets retain some loose fibers after they leave the carpet mill or carpet store. These fibers often appear as balls of fluff on the surface of your carpet or in your vacuum cleaner. With time, they will work their way out of the carpet and no longer be a nuisance. Shedding primarily occurs with cut pile carpets.
RipplingSometimes in high humidity, your carpet may experience some slight rippling. This situation often resolves itself as the carpet settles. If the problem persists, give us a call.
ShadingYou may notice some variations in the color of your carpet – one area may seem to change color when you look at it from different directions. This is because light reflects differently as the pile is pushed in a variety of directions. Foot traffic generally causes this to happen and the best solution is to sweep or vacuum the pile in a uniform direction. Shading is impossible to eliminate in some cut pile styles. Remember, it’s just the way the light is hitting your new carpet. Rub it one way with your hand and it will look different as you rub it the other way.