How often do you really clean your carpets?
Even if your carpets look clean and are free from stains. It’s a good idea to have them professionally cleaned every year.
This is because carpets are a vast pool of unhealthy germs that can be harmful to the health of anyone in your home. But particularly the elderly, babies and young children. Or anyone who is immunosuppressed.
Let’s take a look at some of the things that thrive and breed in your carpets.
So you can appreciate why regular deep cleaning is a good idea.
1. Skin cells
Most of the dust that collects all over your home is composed of human skin cells. Which also accumulates in the deep pile of your carpets. Just the thought of human skin cells in your carpets is bad enough. But with every person shedding around 1 million of these cells every day! That’s a lot of skin cells collecting in your carpet. And what feeds on skin cells – DUST MITES!
2. Dust Mites
Did you know that there are millions of dust mites living in your carpets? They also live in mattresses, pillows, curtains and any plush type of furnishings. Dust mites feed on your discarded skin cells, breeding and increasing their numbers very quickly. Triggering severe allergic reactions in people who are sensitive to them (particularly asthmatics).
E. Coli and Salmonella come from human or pet faeces and causes severe intestinal problems. Whilst Staph Aureus is increasingly becoming resistant to antibiotics and can be a life-threatening infection.