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What is living in your carpet?

Regular vacuuming and removing your shoes as you enter your house are great ways to help minimize what enters and remains in your carpet fibers and padding. Even with the best maintained carpets, there are still some things you should know about the life within the fibers.

Dust mites:

These little guys feed off of dead skin cells. It is said that we produce enough dead skin every day to feed upwards of one million dust mites.

If you are sensitive, they can cause red and itchy eyes, stuffy nose, runny nose and sneezing.

Having your carpets cleaned will go a long way in killing these health hazards. Certain temperatures, humidity and water usage combine to snuff them out.

Mold:

Not only do molds present some of the same issues as dust mites, but they can also cause rashes, headaches, coughing and more.

Other things in your carpet may be;

  • Pet dander
  • Bacteria
  • Food
  • Hair
  • Dead insects
  • Roach and other insect feces
  • Viruses and more.

All of these things can cause health issues. Cleaning not only helps increase the life of your carpet, makes it look better and helps it smell better, but it can also make you healthier.

So purchase a good quality vacuum cleaner and continue to use it, remove your shoes at the door and schedule regular professional carpet cleaning. To help with the issues discussed above, we would recommend scheduling two cleanings per year.

Please see our other posts to learn more about what to look for when hiring a professional carpet cleaning company.

Stay Healthy!