We all know our carpets and rugs get dirty with dirt, food crumbles, and spilled drinks; but do we ever consider what’s really in the carpet dirt? Together, let’s examine what’s really creeping in your carpets.
Skin Cells: The average human sheds 1.5 million skin flakes in a single hour and while some of these cells get caught in clothing; a large portion end up on the floor.
Pet Dander: Just as humans do, pets shed their dead skin cells. The bits of skin can cause reactions in people who are specifically allergic to these triggers.
Dust Mites: “An average of 10, 000 live dust mites can be found in 10 square feet of carpet and in this same area, approximately 100,000 dust mites corpses. The dust mites and their decomposing counterparts can cause health issues in individuals with allergies and even those who don’t typically suffer from these issues” (NCBI).
Bugs: If the facts about dust mites above didn’t gross you out enough, prepare for the information about the bugs that can live within your carpet fibers. Bed bugs have been found to live within wooden floorboards and carpet fibers. Also, fleas thrive in carpet’s dry temperatures making carpets a highly effective place for mature fleas to live.
Bacteria and Viruses: Bacteria can live after 4 weeks on carpet and several pounds of soil can accumulate in and under a carpet every year. If carpet is wet or damp, you are then at risk for house molds to begin growing within the fibers.
What’s the solution?
This answer is simple. The solution to removing the items listed above from your carpet is annual to biannual carpet cleaning with a professional cleaning company, like AmeriClean. Our hot water extraction will help kill and remove anything living or lurking within your carpets. Want to schedule an appointment or learn more about our 12 Step Cleaning Process? Call 219-942-8100!
About AmeriClean, Inc.
AmeriClean, Inc was established in 1986 by Bob Eriks in a small warehouse as a provider of Fire Damage Restoration for Northwest Indiana. Fast forward to today and AmeriClean’s services include Carpet, Upholstery, Air Duct, Area Rug, Ceramic Tile Cleaning; as well as: Water Damage Restoration, Fire Damage Restoration and Mold Remediation. With 30 years of experience, AmeriClean, Inc. is now a leading name in water, fire and restoration services for both residential and commercial properties. For more information, visit our website or call 800.654.9101.