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Old Carpet: The Benefits of Tossing Old Rugs

Replacing old carpet can benefit you in more ways than you think

Carpet removal

Even the carpets under the best care don’t last forever. No matter the reason, the time is bound to come when your carpet needs to be replaced or thrown out. If you’re still deciding whether to remove your carpet, read on to learn about some of the benefits of carpet removal.

Aesthetic Appeal

The most obvious benefit of replacing an old rug? Whether your rug has seen better days or you’re just in the mood for a change, a new carpet immediately (and often drastically) changes the look of a room. It’ll improve the look of your space.

Reduce Allergens in the Air

Over time, older carpets and the padding beneath them absorb dust and other allergen-containing particles that float in the air. These can aggravate allergies and asthma symptoms. Carpets can be washed, of course, but it’s pretty impossible to clean the pad, especially when you’re dealing with wall-to-wall carpeting. Replacing both helps cut down on allergens in the air.

Mold and Mildew

The absorbent nature of carpet padding often poses a problem, especially in humid climates. This contributes to odors and microscopic allergens. Once your carpets are replaced, ensure that humidity levels are kept under control.


Fact: old carpets smell. No matter how much you spray and deep-clean, eventually every carpet reaches the point of no return. Once you replace your old, smelly carpet, you’ll have a better-smelling room to enjoy.


Warping, tearing, and matting are all signs of wear and tear. Unfortunately, these flaws are not just unattractive; they also have the potential to be downright dangerous. Warps, tears, mats, and other irregularities can cause people to trip, which often results in injury. Replacing carpet gives people a level, safe place to walk.

Get Help with Carpet Removal

JDog Junk Removal is your nearby resource for responsibly disposing of your old carpet. Contact us here or by calling us at 844-GET-JDOG.