We hate to break it to you, but did you know your carpet is bacteria’s favorite playground? Yep, it’s true. It might sound gross, and now you probably don’t want to stretch out on the floor again anytime soon, but here at Acme Clean, Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning in Denver, we promise it’s better to know the risks, as well as what you can do about it.
To put things in perspective, an article in Men’s Health states that the average indoor carpet is around 4,000 times dirtier than the average toilet seat. Now, the next time that you wrestle with your kids on the floor, you’re going to be envisioning wrestling on a stack of 4,000 toilet seats. Actually, take a deep breath because you are not powerless. There’s something you can do about things – it’s not hard and won’t break the bank.
But first, let’s get back to what dangers might be hiding in your carpet, just in case you still need more convincing that it is unhygienic.
Surprisingly enough, especially after what we just said about the toilet seats, the biggest problem with your carpet being dirty isn’t the possibility of catching a bacterial infection, but experiencing allergies. In fact, more and more people are being affected by respiratory issues. If someone in your household already has allergies or similar ailments, then a thoroughly cleaned carpet will go a long way.
Pet hair, dander, pollen, dust – all of these are easily trapped within the fibers of your carpet, having a grand old party down there. It wouldn’t be so bad if they would just stay put, but unfortunately, they don’t. Every time somebody walks through the carpet or you tussle with your kids on the floor, those particles get disturbed and released into the air for everyone to breath.
If you or someone in your household is always congested, stuffed up, or having minor sniffles, your carpet could be the culprit, and you don’t even know it. Knowing what is living deep down in your carpet explains a lot about those respiratory problems. The good thing is now that you know what the problem most likely is, there are easy ways of fixing it, and you can easily take advantage of them.
Having been inspired by what you are reading here you are probably running to grab the vacuum this instant and give it a good workout, but wait. Finish reading this article first. Vacuuming is a great way to stave off buildup, but it isn’t a perfect solution. It can only suck up particles that are close to the surface and easily dislodged when the vacuum passes over the surface. That still leaves behind a layer of unpleasantness trapped deep down within the fibers of your carpet.
Don’t get us wrong, vacuuming is a good way to maintain your home, so continue to do it at least once a week. If you have pets, you should be running the vacuum through their most highly trafficked areas every couple of days to actively get rid of more junk and further protect your family. This is an excellent way to keep your home clean and help prevent that bacteria and allergen build-up deep within the carpet. But, as we said, it’s not perfect.
You also can’t eliminate the introduction of new bacteria and allergens into your carpet every day. Every time a person or animal enters your home, they are introducing new particles from outside onto your carpet. Obviously, you can’t simply prohibit entrance to your home to keep it clean!
So, what’s the ultimate solution to ensure that your home is clean and your carpet is not harboring dangerous bacteria or allergens? We are so glad that you asked. It just so happens that we have the perfect solution for you.
This is where the friendly professional cleaners here at Acme Clean come in with friendly smiles and advanced equipment. We have been specially trained to ensure that once we finish with your carpet, it will be thoroughly cleaned, fresh, great looking and feeling amazing. Depending on the traffic that your home receives, you really should have it professionally cleaned every 6 months to a year.
Also, keep in mind that we’re talking about professional services here. Only certified carpet cleaning professionals can get your carpet as clean as it should be. If you’re thinking about economizing and going for an at-home cleaning system, be aware that you could end up causing more problems for yourself in the long run. Those systems often leave a layer of moisture that is a perfect breeding ground for mold and other unwelcome guests that will make your allergies worse.
It’s better to avoid those unpleasantries entirely by relying on our professional carpet services instead. We offer competitive, reasonable rates and our services are fast and friendly. When we are finished with your carpet, you will be amazed at how fresh your home smells and you’ll almost certainly see a dramatic drop in respiratory issues amongst your family members.
So, to recap, the best way to keep your home fresh and free of bacteria and allergens is to set up and follow a regular cleaning schedule. First, make sure to frequently vacuum, at least once a week and even more often in areas where you have pets coming and going regularly. Second, set up a regular carpet cleaning schedule. Whether once a year, once every 6 months, or somewhere in between, we will come and thoroughly remove anything that has gotten past your first line of defense.
As always if you have any questions about anything that we’ve talked about in this article, or what else you can do to ensure your home is always clean and fresh, don’t hesitate to give us a call here at Acme Clean. We are happy to answer any questions you may have and lay to rest any concerns. We have been in this business since 1967, and we’ve learned a thing or two over the years, to be of service to you.
While we didn’t mean to scare you by asking did you know your carpet is bacteria’s favorite playground, we do mean to keep your family’s health and well-being protected with clean carpets. If it’s been a while since your last professional carpet cleaning, give us a call today to set up an appointment!