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Spring Cleaning? Don't forget the carpets.

11/25/2020 (Permalink)

When’s the last time you’ve had your carpets cleaned at your home or business? Spring cleaning brings visions of dusting off shelves, organizing closets, and decluttering from winter’s hibernation tendencies. Although we don’t want to admit it, most of us can’t remember the last time we’ve had our carpets cleaned!

Our carpets are the most obvious offenders when we think about what makes our home messy or unclean. Unfortunately, according to some recent microbiology research, the average carpet is 4,000 times dirtier than a toilet seat! Gross!

When broken down, that means there's an average of 200,000 bacteria per square inch

Sounds like we need to clean our carpets! And while it may seem like bacterial infections are the risk here, it is allergies.

Springtime itself brings a fresh onset of allergies, but one way to combat those is to have your carpets cleaned (we can help you!).

When shoes from outside and brought into the house, bacteria, pollen, and dust can be tracked into the carpet fibers.

These allergens can later be kicked up into the air, causing household allergy symptoms. Not to mention thousands of dead human skin cells have settled into the carpet fibers, along with pet hair.

This makes for a dust mite buffet, as dead skin cells are their primary food source. Dust mites can inflame allergy symptoms.

So what can you do? Vacuuming is important, so be sure to do this at least weekly. This will help with the dust mites and the pet fur, but you do need to get your carpets deep-cleaned for the best effect.

Although you can clean them yourself with an at-home system, it’s not recommended. Water that can be left behind from cleaning may form mold, which will further irritate allergy symptoms. When you’re ready for a thorough spring cleaning, give us a call! We’ll be over in no time to clean your carpets.

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