Appearances can be deceiving. Someone wise once said, there’s more to it than meets the eye, and we agree! Everything is not as it seems especially when it comes to your carpets!
They may look neat and clean, but boy are they hiding a secret! Carpet surfaces only tell part of a much deeper story—a story of gross and icky things that lurk under the surface of your seemingly clean carpet.
Here’s a toxin alert for you—your carpets are probably not as clean as you think them to be! Here’s what could be hiding under them:
Dander, Hair and Skin Flakes
If you’ve got an adorable little furry friend in the house, then you’re aware of all the not-so-adorable dirt and dander that come with them.
But what you probably didn’t know is that humans shed a complete layer of skin every two or four weeks at the rate of 0.001–0.003 ounces of flakes per hour. Fleas, mites, and ticks feed on these flakes and dander, making them a breeding ground for microscopic insects. Add your pet’s skin flakes and dander to the skin flakes you shed, and it’s not a very pretty picture.
Experts suggest that you vacuum your carpets regularly to minimize the amount of pet hair and dead cells that accumulate on its surface. This should keep your carpets free from all those gross insects!
Odors are emitted from everything air, whether it’s food, a cigarette, or something else. The chemicals from substances like cigarette smoke, pet urine, or spilled food seep into the fibers of the carpet. Once they’ve been absorbed, the odors stay in your carpet unless cleaned immediately.
If a spill has already been neglected, then we suggest you send your carpet for a deep clean—it’s the only way to get rid of the smell!
Bacteria, Mold and Mildew
Like we said before, appearances can be deceiving—so if you can’t see the bugs or microbes, that doesn’t mean they aren’t there!
There are many pathogens like salmonella and E. coli that make their home in the carpet fibers. They form when you leave a wet stain on your carpet, providing them with the moisture they need to thrive.
For this reason, we recommend cleaning up all food, drinks, or any other spills on your carpet right away. Leaving them untreated can lead to illnesses like severe diarrhea and dysentery syndrome.
At Excellence Janitorial Services & Carpet Cleaning, we provide amazing carpet cleaning services to the residents of Bakersfield, California. Trust our expert staff to make sure that your carpets are left germ-free! Request an estimate today!