Carpets are a luxury in your home, providing warmth and comfort and they feel great under your feet and make your house so welcoming. But do you know what lives in your carpet, sharing your home with you?
With the day to day traffic in a normal home catching or trapping everything into your carpets, you will discover some scary looking creatures beneath your feet! The nastiest of germs and bacteria, dead skin and many more particles and organisms that you would never even think could be lurking there. There are more germs on your carpeted floor than on your toilet seat! How frightening is that? Dirty carpets can cause health issues and lower the air quality in your house, there can be some unpleasant odours that just won’t vacuum out.
DIRT AND SOIL
The standard home collects about 20 kilograms of dirt and soil every year, That’s the same weight as a medium sized dog! Dirt like this is dragged in from your visitors, family and yourself and it doesn’t waste any time finding a safe hideaway in your carpet, especially if it’s a dark carpet. Regular vacuuming can remove up to 90 percent of the dirt that finds its way into your home.
IT’S NOT JUST YOUR PETS THAT SHED.
Your dog or your cat shed all over your home, but did you know that the average sized person sheds over one and a half million skin flakes every single day! That’s enough to feed an army of mites, ticks and fleas. No wonder they love hiding in carpets. If you’re feeling something on your skin, it might be them! Again, vacuuming regularly can really help get rid of a lot of the dead skin, the dander or the pet hair that’s straggling in your floor.
HOW DO YOU DEAL WITH DIRT ON YOUR CARPETS?
The simplest, easiest starting point would be to remove your shoes before walking on carpet! This is the best starting point for reducing dirt and bacteria getting dragged into your carpets. Your carpets will thank you greatly for just doing this one simple thing.
Even if you have wonderful carpet, it can be a fabulous idea to place some rugs in the high-traffic areas. With rugs in your living rooms and runners in hallways and entrances, you are adding great protection to your carpet, as they are washable and easily replaced. A rug won’t need to be fitted or cut to size to replace like a carpet.
Hoovering a couple of times each week is another excellent way of lowering carpet borne contaminants. Most people surveyed said they vacuum once every two weeks on average, that’s not very much. Making this ten-minute task a weekly thing has amazing benefits and can only enhance the quality of your home. However, as simple vacuuming can’t remove everything hiding in your carpeting, sometimes it’s necessary to take further steps to get your carpet as free as possible from these dirty creatures.
Professional carpet cleaning annually seriously reduces the amount of hidden carpet monsters and dirt. This level of intense cleaning can assist in the prevention of sickness, allergies and can prevent terrible odours from forming. Deep carpet cleaning works to dig down to the bottom layers of your home carpets to the parts that vacuums just can’t reach.
Carpets are a great luxury in your house and feel wonderful beneath your feet but beware of the unwanted visitors down below!