Carpet Cleaning Importance

Are you often coming down with a cough or a cold, or do just often feel unwell? Very few people consider it, but there is a chance your re-occurring illnesses may have something to do with the cleanliness of your carpets.


Many people will only clean their carpets if they are about to sell their home, move out of their rented home or will perhaps clean their carpets once a year or so as a special treat. However, the majority of these people are unaware that carpets and rugs make cosy homes for microbes and bacteria. Just like your coffee table or windowsill, your carpets can get extremely dusty and become an appealing home and breeding ground for dust mites. As many people are allergic to dust mites, once these creatures die we are actually breathing in their remains and this can lead to whole host of health problems such as, skin rashes, eye and nose problems.


When something is spilt leaving a stain on your carpet, the automatic response it to rub it with a wet cloth. Although its important not to leave stains on your carpets, using a wet cloth can make carpets extremely damp for long periods of time. Experts have found that this can significantly increase the risks of bronchial asthma, as organisms known as microbial growth are able to survive and spread in damp carpets. There are many foam and spray cleaning products available that are specifically designed to get stains out of carpets. Although many of these are excellent for removing the stains appearance, it is still advisable to regularly use a professional carpet cleaning machine in order to eliminate any germs that may have set in the carpet pile.


Often the cause of cold like symptoms is if there is any mould in the home. Mould is often found on damp walls, however if your carpets are uncared for it can also spread over your floors and fill your home with harmful bacteria, making you and your family prone to many different types of sicknesses. Mould also produces Mycotoxins, which can cause serious health problems such as, stomach infections, and the wearing down of the bodys defences, making people prone to catching any contagious illnesses.


Dirty carpets can also include health issues such as, athletes foot. Many of us walk around on our carpets with no shoes or socks on, however if there are any parasitic organisms around which often lurk in dirty carpets, they can enter the body through tiny cuts in our feet causing many foot infections. These infections are also often contagious and can spread around your home and onto other peoples feet.


If you have a pet cat or dog, it is possible they may have caught flees from a field or form another animal. Once brought into the home flees can live in carpets and survive and breed through biting humans or animals. A regular deep carpet cleaning session with a professional steaming machine, will eliminate any flees or other insects that may be lurking in the carpet pile.


You may think you have the cleanest home in the world or you may have recently bought brand new carpets, but the fact it is that harmful bacteria and germs can easily survive and breed on the tiniest amount of dirt. Therefore, it is crucial to regularly deep clean your carpets to keep your home a clean, happy and healthy place.