Carpet is great for flooring within your home because it provides a high level of comfort, makes your home feel inviting, and if properly cared for can last a long time. The key to great carpet is great carpet care. There are many home owners who do not have their carpets cleaned as often as they should. There are multiple reasons to regularly have your carpets cleaned by a professional. Think of everyone and everything that comes in and out of your house on a daily basis. Dust, food, pet hair, insects and unwanted particles can easily settle into your carpet and if not ever removed will cause damage to your carpet and pose a possible health risk to you and your family.
Why Does My Carpet Have So Much Dust?
More than forty three million tons of dust falls over the United States every year. Indoor air usually contains twice as much dust as outside air does. That means that there are a million microscopic particles in one cubic inch of air. Think about the possibility of two thousand dust mites living happily on one ounce of carpet dust. Carpet can act as a dust sponge if not properly cared for. No one wants dust build up in their home.
How Long Can Bacteria Live in Carpet?
If you’ve ever dropped a snack or piece of food on the floor and quickly picked it up and pooped it into your mouth then you are a true believer of the famous “five second rule”. Unfortunately, the five second rule is a false truth. Bacteria has the ability to live up to four weeks on carpet. Germs are immediately transferred to the food that comes into contact with the food. These germs are some of the most harmful, like Salmonella typhimurium, Campylobacter and Salmonella enteritis, which is a very nasty bacterium that causes severe diarrhea and vomiting.
Outside Contaminants Trapped in Your Carpet
The dirt and dust your family tracks into your home from outside can slowly build up. Each year several pounds of soil can accumulate in and under carpet. Not only does your family bring in dirt and soil, but they also shed about one and a half million skin flakes an hour, most of which will become imbedded into your carpet. Bed bugs can survive in carpet fibers and successfully hide due to their small size. They will come out of the carpet at night to feed on a sleeping host until they have fully engorged themselves.
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Although these facts can cause you to have disturbing thoughts, there is a simple and easy solution to keep your carpet from experiencing any of these situations. Calling in a professional carpet cleaner is your best bet to keep your carpet clean and bacteria free. Carpet Care 2000 will properly clean your home’s carpet and keep you worry free. Contact us today!