For many households, carpet flooring is the number one choice because it offers a luxurious look with benefits such as warmth, comfort, insulation, and reduction of noise levels. However, there is a downside to having carpets because special care and maintenance are required. How you maintain your carpets can have a considerable effect on the air quality and the health of everyone inside your home.
You cannot always see many harmful substances that can get inside carpets due to daily wear and tear. It is essential to find out if any of them are hiding in your carpets. Here are the top three:
Dust, Dirt, and Soil
Did you know that 75% of people walk on the carpet with dirty shoes? Regular foot traffic, dust particles, and soil residue are some of the most commonly found items encountered when cleaning rugs. On average, most homes are known to have up to 40 pounds of dust in a year.
Combine foot traffic along with dirt carried into your home from bags and other items, and that is a lot of dirt! In addition, dust, dirt, and soil in your carpets can lead to illnesses, respiratory issues, and various other health issues when they are not removed from your carpets.
Studies have shown that carpets typically have 40 thousand times more bacteria than an average toilet seat. When carpets are not cleaned, this bacteria can enter your body as well as the air you breathe inside your home. Common types of bacteria found in carpets include:
These microorganisms are so tiny that they can only be seen through a microscope, so although your carpet may appear clean, there may be disease-causing bacteria underneath. You do not want issues related to bacterial contaminants because they can cause severe harm to you and your family. Bacteria can quickly breed inside delicate carpet fibers and multiply to form colonies if you do not remove them. Bacteria in your carpets put you and your family at risk for:
Among other health problems
Pet Hair, Dander, and Skin Flakes
Many people are not aware that the average person sheds 1.5 million skin flakes per day. If you have pets, combine that with the amount of fur, hair, dead skin, and dander that your little furry one(s) give off and leave trapped inside your carpet. When you do not remove these items from your carpet frequently, it can lead to an infestation of bugs such as dust mites, fleas, or ticks.
In addition, pets love to lay, play, run, and sleep on carpets that are soft and fluffy. Although you may do a thorough cleaning of pet waste and odors, small pieces of feces and pet odors will still remain in the fibers of your carpet.
These contaminant items can cause potential health hazards and result in allergic reactions, also known as pet-born allergens. These allergic reactions result from pet dander, usually composed of tiny pieces of feces, saliva, pet skin, and dried urine. Ticks and dust mites will often feed on these items inside your carpet fibers to add to the problem. To maintain a healthier environment for your home and keep your carpets bug-free, you should give your carpets a good deep cleaning to eliminate any unwanted bugs and remove all pet hair and dander.
Call a Professional to Remove the Dirty Stuff
If you suspect your carpets of having dirty things hiding inside that you cannot see, there is no need to panic or worry. There are professionals who can come out right away and remove any items from your carpets to make sure that your health and cleanliness always remain a priority. Please call us or submit a quote request to www.safecarpetcleaning.com today. We look forward to serving you!
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