Your carpet is keeping secrets from you!  It’s hiding all sorts of things in its fibers that need to come out!  Keep reading to discover the 5 spooking things creeping in your carpeting and what you can do about it. 

Let’s dive in!

Mold and Mildew

We live in a warm and moist environment.  The perfect scenario for promoting the growth of mold and mildew.  Keeping your carpeting dry can help minimize mold and mildew growth.

Germs and Bacteria

Some of the most common bacteria lurking in your carpet include:

  • Salmonella: This is usually caused by feces which is tracked in by shoes or pets
  • Campylobacter: Mostly found in damp or moist carpeting and it needs little oxygen to survive.  Coming into contact with campylobacter can lead to diarrhea or dysentery
  • E Coli:  This usually is the result of food being tracked in, especially on the soles of shoes

Allergens

Pet dander, pollen, and other allergens love to nestle into the fibers of your carpeting. The deeper they get, the harder it is to remove them from the carpet with household vacuuming equipment.  A surefire sign of trapped allergens is an increase in sneezing and congestion.

Odors

Odors from pets, cooking, and bacteria can cause your home to generate a distinct smell.  A deodorizing treatment once or twice a year can help your home smell fresh.

Critters

You may not be able to see them, but they are there.  Here is a list of some of the critters that may be hanging out in the fibers of your carpeting:

  • Dust mites
  • Fleas
  • Bed bugs
  • Carpet beetles
  • Silverfish

That list is creepy, isn’t it?  Don’t panic and get spooked.  Take a proactive approach to keep the spooky stuff away!

What you can do…

  • Have a “no shoe” policy for your home
  • Vacuuming once or twice per week
  • Scheduling a deep carpet cleaning every 6 or 12 months depending on the foot traffic in your home
  • Placing area rugs and doormats in high traffic areas to catch debris before they are tracked into your home

There is a lot lurking in your carpeting.  Don’t fall victim to it!  A deep cleaning every 6-12 months can create a healthier home and keep your carpeting lasting longer.  Schedule your appointment today!  Call 727-364-5158

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