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7 facts about your carpet that will make your hair stand on end

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2019

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

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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.

DEVELOP ALLERGIES

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.

TRACKING DIRT

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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.

STOMACH FLU

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.

POUNDS OF DIRT

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.

MILLIONS OF SKIN FLAKES

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 LIVE ON

Bacteria survive for 4-6 weeks on carpet. After carpet is walked on or used, the bacteria become airborne.

Scheduling a cleaning with Chem-Dry of NW Arkansas is a great way to combat the troubles that carpet can attract. Call 
479-553-9156 or learn more here.


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