The things that lurk in your carpet are pretty surprising. If these 7 carpet facts make your hair stand on end, don't hesitate to schedule a carpet cleaning with Chem-Dry of NW Arkansas of Fayetteville AR. We will remove pet dander, bacteria, allergens, dust, and more from your carpet! Schedule here.
Pet dander, pollen, dust, and other allergen triggers stay trapped securely in carpet. They cause you and your family to be uncomfortable in your own home because they trigger allergies and/or asthma attacks.
50% of average American homes have so many dust mites that a person who did not previously have an allergy may develop one after being exposed for long periods of time.
Everything you step on outside gets brought into your house. If you aren’t someone who takes your shoes off before walking on the carpet, then you will track in a number of elements and potential stain causers from outside.
Norovirus, which causes uncomfortable vomiting and diarrhea, is capable of surviving in carpet for two weeks. It is highly contagious! Leaving viruses in your carpet allows longer windows for people to get sick from them.
Several pounds, that's right pounds, of dirt accumulate under a carpet every year. Vacuuming regularly and scheduling professional cleanings helps to keep dirt out.
Each hour you shed 1.5 million skin flakes, on average. Those dead skin cells get trapped into your carpet where dust mites can feast on them. Dust mites reproduce quickly. Because dust mites are a type of allergen, they can cause allergy symptoms.
Bacteria survive for 4-6 weeks on carpet. After carpet is walked on or used, the bacteria become airborne.