As your home gets older you are probably noticing things are starting to get out of date. If you bought a home that was styled a little more retro, it may have been out of date to begin with. While some people really like the throw back look of the '70's or '80's it could actually be causing you harm and have potential issues.
I may have lost a few of you at this point with my previous statement. Some of the potential issues I am referring to are dust, dirt, and mildew. Over time carpets, couches, and curtains can build up these nasty substances. Curtains can be cleaned, however carpets are much harder. Over time this build-up happens all the way down to the padding and below. Ideally they recommend replacing your carpet every 10 years, some may push it to 20 years if taken care of correctly.
Some of the potential issues I mentioned earlier could lead to a fire starting more easily. Carpets and drapes that are outdated are highly flammable. These goods are highly flammable not only because of the material they were made with back them but also because of the buildup. The more dust, dirt, and buildup of materials can cause a fire to go from very small to engulfing the entire home very quickly.
Make sure to change out these goods in the recommended time frame otherwise your home could fall victim to these problems.
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