Did you know that your carpet can tell a story? Many homeowners are completely unaware of what goes on beneath the surface of their plush carpets. They think that simply passing the vacuum over the surface every couple of weeks is enough to keep dirt at bay. Unfortunately, your carpet has a few dirty, little secrets that we’re ready to spill.
While your carpets may not necessarily be home to thriving colonies of insects, it is likely that they are the graveyard for many pests. Bugs and insects can easily get trapped underfoot in your fibers. This transforms your pristine carpet into a graveyard for dozens of winged and creepy, crawling insects. Make sure that you are regularly vacuuming your carpets to get rid of any pesky pests and prevent this issue from getting out of hand.
Can’t figure out why your allergies are bothering you, even when you’re inside? It could be because your carpet is holding onto all that pollen that comes in through your open windows. Every time you open the door, the golden dust makes its way inside and embeds itself in your carpet. You may have to vacuum more frequently during the spring season when pollen is at its highest.
Take a walk in the grass at your local park or just take a leisurely walk around the block. Chances are that you will come into contact with dog poop at some point in your brief excursion outside. You carry those microscopic pieces of dog poop home with you and grind them right into your carpet when you wear your shoes inside. Start leaving your shoes by the door to minimize the impact of this dirty little secret!
Think about what happened when you spilled that cup of water last week. You may have rushed to soak it up as quickly as possible, but chances are that some had already soaked all the way through to the pad. Moisture can sit between the pad and the subfloor until mold spores begin to develop. This can contribute to poor indoor air quality and a sharp increase in asthma or allergy symptoms.
Dirt and Dust
Do you have any idea how much dirt your carpet is holding onto? Between dirt and the amount of dead skin flakes that come off your body each day, your carpet is probably holding onto pounds of dirt and dust. While some of it can enter the home when you open doors and windows, most of it is tracked in on shoes and pet paws when going in and out of the house. It can increase the number of stains on your carpet, show patterns of high traffic, and increase your risk for bacteria and mold growth. Getting out dust and dirt should be a priority!
Clean Your Carpets!
These dirty, little secrets don’t have to impact your home in a major way. In order to get some of these secrets out into the open, you might need a little help from the professionals. You can minimize their impact with a deep carpet cleaning from FreshStart Cleaning Service.