Spring cleaning is here! It is time to dust shelves, reorganized the closet, and get the house in order. But, what are you going to do about the carpet? Sweep? Vacuum? Rent a carpet cleaning machine?
Before you try to clean your carpeting with any of those methods, consider this advice from AAA 1 Carpet & Upholstery Care.
Carpet Is A Germ Factory
Not to be over-dramatic, but carpet collects bacteria, dead skin, dust and more. A microscopic look at your carpeting would reveal a host of germs you that you’d likely want to forget! These germs mainly come from outdoors and are tracked onto your carpet by shoes and pets. To give you an idea of what may be going on in your carpet see the graph below.
Studies from immunologist and microbiologist, Philip Tierno Ph.D. reveal that on average carpeting has 4,000 times the amount bacteria on it per square inch than toilet seats. Yes, your toilet seat is likely cleaner than your carpet! Yet, that is only one of the health risks associated with your carpet.
Allergy Causing Carpets
The reason why your allergies may be flaring, could have nothing to do with the outdoor air quality. The culprit may be a dirty carpet. Outdoor debris as well as dead skin cells are easily become entrapped in carpeting where they serve as food sources for dust mites. If you have pets, their dander can shed onto carpet and add to allergy occurrences.
AAA 1 Carpet & Upholstery Care has equipment capable of extracting the deepest allergens. We also use environmentally-safe cleaning products that clean bacteria and other germs. Our carpet cleaning services go beyond what is possible with ordinary vacuuming and carpet cleaning machines. We have truck-mounted carpet cleaners that are perfect for heavy Spring Cleaning projects. You’ll thank yourself for choosing to have a professional cleaning after you see the condition of your carpet.