The biggest potential health hazards in your home are often what you can’t see—like the harmful contaminants hidden in your carpet.
So, What Is Commonly Found In Household Carpets?
Below, we’ve listed a few of the contaminants most commonly found in carpets. If not taken care of, these things can cause illness and negatively impact your home’s air quality.
Did you know that your carpet likely has 40,000 times more bacteria than your toilet seat? Salmonella, Staph, and E coli, although unseen, pose significant health risks to you and your family. These bacteria can be deposited in the air, grow when food or drinks are spilled, or spread around with foot traffic.
Dirt, Dust, And Soil
Close to 40 pounds of harmful dust accumulates each year in the average U.S. home. Dirt can also be tracked in from the outdoors. This can cause a variety of respiratory issues and allergies if not properly and regularly cleaned.
Dead Skin, Hair, And Dander
The average person sheds 1.5 million skin cells per day. These cells are what fleas, ticks, and dust mites feed on. This can be from either human hair, skin, or dander. Additionally, if you have pets, their hair, skin, and dander also largely contribute.
Bugs feed on hair and skin flakes, food particles, and more. Dust mites—a common bug found in carpet—is one of the leading causes of chronic allergies.
Dust mites feed on the dead skin that rapidly accumulates in carpets. Other allergens like pollen, animal hair, and outdoor debris are also easily tracked into your carpet. Allergies can lead to dangerous respiratory issues and trigger asthma.
Carpets absorb odors from the air and from spills. Pet urine—the leading cause of recurring carpet odor—will stick around unless permanently removed with a professional pet urine and odor removal treatment.
Mold And Mildew
When carpets take on moisture, the risk of mold and mildew growth is significant. This can cause a variety of very serious health risks if inhaled. Be sure to choose a carpet cleaning method that uses less water and dries quickly.
Carpet Cleaning In Logan, Utah
The good news is we offer carpet cleaning in Logan that protects your family by eliminating harmful bacteria, allergens, and odors.
To keep your home healthy, schedule professional carpet cleanings twice each year, or every 3-4 months if you have pets in your home.
See firsthand how carpet cleaning with Chem-Dry of Northern Utah removes 98% of allergens from carpet and upholstery and 89% of airborne bacteria.