If you own rental homes, apartments or a commercial business, you know how fast carpets can get dirty. You also know how important it is that they are clean and presentable. Did you know that if you allow your carpets to get too dirty, you could be facing lawsuits though? It’s true. When you don’t care for your carpets as you should, you could be facing liabilities that you may not be aware of. Carpet Care 2000 is here to talk about some of the liabilities that come with dirty carpet.
High Amounts of Germs & Bacteria in Dirty Carpet
One uncomfortable truth about dirty carpets is the amount of bacteria that is living in the fibers. The bacteria found in dirty carpet can cause a higher risk of health problems for those living there or around them often. This is especially the case for those that have weakened immune systems or are elderly. If you suffer from asthma, the microbes known as mycotoxins found in dirty carpet can cause worsening symptoms of asthma. Even those that are perfectly healthy can start to show signs of illness as their immune system works on overdrive in an effort to protect them from harmful bacteria. When your carpets are kept clean and professionally cleaned on a regular basis, these problems are less likely to be an issue.
Dog & Cat Pet Urine Stains & Odors
Pet urine doesn’t just make the space smell awful, but it can lead to problems for those that are living in conditions with untreated pet urine stains on carpet. This is usually a bigger problem for those that own rental properties, but businesses that allow pets can have this issue as well. When there are untreated pet urine stains on carpet, especially cat urine, it contains a high amount of ammonia in it. Those with allergies, COPD and emphysema can have worsened symptoms and serious health problems because of it.
Rotted Subfloor from Dirty Carpet
Over time dirt, dust and other debris start to wear down the fibers of your carpet. Not only does it have an effect on your carpet fibers, but the subfloor underneath the carpet pad as well. If you decide to sell your business and the subfloor is in bad condition, it can stand in the way of the transaction. A subfloor is poor condition can also lead to falling accidents which can fall on the owner for neglecting the flooring.
Carpet Cleaning Services & More in Tracy, Livermore, San Ramon, Dublin, Mountain House, Walnut Creek, Danville & the East Bay of California
The bottom line to protect yourself from any liability issues when it comes to flooring is professional cleaning. Not only will this protect you from possible lawsuits, but you will also see that the life of your carpet is drastically extended. All commercial carpeting needs to be professionally cleaned more often than residential carpet. Depending on the foot traffic that you see, you may need to have your carpet professionally cleaned every three months throughout the year. There is no one that will keep your commercial carpet clean like Carpet Care 2000. Call us today!