It’s that time of year filled with pumpkin flavored goodies and spooky Halloween traditions. You may be wearing a costume later this month, but that’s not all that’s hiding.
Your carpet is full of spooky dangers that might make your skin crawl—especially when you know the harm they can cause your home and family.
The Frightening Things Trapped In Your Carpet
The following contaminants are commonly found in the average household’s carpets.
The scariest thing in your home are the things you can’t see. In fact, your carpet likely has 40,000 times more bacteria than your toilet seat. E coli, Salmonella, and Staph are commonly found in carpet and can make our families sick. Bacteria can end up on your carpet from the air, food and drink spills, or foot traffic.
Our carpet absorbs odors from the air, from spills, and especially from pets. Vacuuming and do-it-yourself carpet cleaning methods won’t get rid of these odors. A professional carpet cleaning and pet urine and odor removal treatment is needed.
Dreadful Dust, Soil, And Dirt
The average home accumulates about 40 pounds of dust each year—causing significant health hazards. Dust, dirt, bacteria, and other nasty particles stuck to shoes are also dragged across your floors.
Nasty Hair, Dander, And Dead Skin
Did you know that the average person sheds about 1.5 million skin cells per day? This can be nasty enough—but consider the fact that fleas, dust mites, and ticks feed on these dead skin cells. Hair and dander from humans and pets also contribute to a variety of health issues—including allergies.
Dust mites feed on dead skin cells and are also one of the main causes of allergies. Animal hair, pollen, and other debris that triggers allergies can also be tracked deep into carpet fibers. Allergies can cause an array of health concerns like respiratory issues and asthma.
There are a number of ways that bugs can end up in your carpet. They feed on hair and skin flakes, then cause allergies and other health issues. Professional carpet cleaning can help eliminate bugs from your carpet.
Menacing Mold And Mildew
If your carpet gets wet or isn’t cleaned and dried properly, mold and mildew are likely to grow. By choosing carpet cleaning methods that require less water and dry faster, you can help prevent mold and mildew growth and promote a healthier home.
Professional Carpet Cleaning For A Healthy Home
We spend a lot of our time indoors, and it’s no surprise how the condition of our homes can impact our health.
The good news is, carpet cleaning solutions from M.S. Chem-Dry can remove allergens and bacteria with 80% less water than regular steam cleaning methods.
Schedule your professional carpet cleaning with M.S. Chem-Dry at least every 6 months, or every 3-4 months if there are animals in the home.