Carpets are some of the most common décor element found in almost every household. They’re available in different designs and styles and can enhance the aesthetics of your house.
However, like all other items in your house, carpets too require regular maintenance and cleaning. A dirty carpet can lead to several health problems.
Dirty carpets and their effect on your health
Sick Building Syndrome is a term that the World Health Organization coined back in 1980. The term refers to health problems that occupants living in a building suffer from. The problems are directly related with the time that occupants have spent in the building.
One reason people suffer from this condition is dirty carpets. They have an adverse effect on the quality of air in the building.
A dirty carpet consists of harmful allergens—mold, bacteria, dust mites, fungi—which are then released in the air and cause air pollution. Homeowners are can face the following problems when they inhale these substances:
The allergens that are released in the air can lead to several breathing problems like Asthma. This is especially true when carpets are heavy soiled, that trap harmful substances like mold and dust mites.
When dust mites die, their remains stay in the carpet. Homeowners who inhale these remains are susceptible to Asthma attacks and other breathing problems.
They can cause allergies
Dead skin cells, Bacteria, and fungi are the reasons dust mites start breeding in your carpets. They are very small in size and are not visible to the naked eye. However, they can lead to several problems for the homeowners. Some of these include:
Presence of Mycotoxin
Dust mites and mold are not the only pollutants that make their home in a dirty carpet. The carpet can also serve as the home for Mycotoxins.
These toxins can weaken your body’s immune system. As a result, you are prone to getting sick more often. These toxins are particularly harmful for your stomach. In some extreme cases, Mycotoxins can even lead to death.
Carpets, which are located in areas where there is a lot of foot traffic, can accumulate dirt, microorganisms, and fungi. These are quite hazardous substances and can cause skin problems.
These substances enter the body through cuts. You might notice that you get an itchy feeling on your feet and notice the appearance of rashes. Some of these infections are contagious.
In order to avoid these problems, it is important to regularly get your carpets cleaned. Get in touch with us. We are a carpet cleaning company based in Bakersfield, CA. We have a team of expert carpet cleaners.
You can contact us at (661) 833-0934.