How clean is your home? No matter how clean and tidy you are, you can’t catch every pesky little piece of dirt, and your carpet is one of the worst offenders in your home. There are some vile bits and bobs that stick around in your carpet and could be threatening your health. Be warned, this information might shock and disgust you.
1. Skin flakes
Every hour of every day us humans lose a whopping 30-40,000 skin cells. This amounts to approximately one million skin cells each day and 3.6 kilograms of dead skin every year.
2. Pet hair
You love your dog or cat but let’s face it, they make a huge mess around your home. Pets shed their fur throughout the whole year, shedding even more than usual in spring and autumn. There’s nothing more disgusting than a hairy carpet!
3. Dust mites
You’ve probably heard of these little bugs before but don’t know much about them. Dust mites feed off various things including your shed skin cells. They can become a real problem seeing as the enzymes found in their exoskeletons and faeces may cause asthma and allergic reactions.
Various strains of bacteria can also live in your carpet. This is particularly problematic as bacteria causes illnesses. Common types you might find living in your home are listeria, which can cause stomach ulcers; shigella, which can cause dysentry; and salmonella, which can cause food poisoning.
As you can see, there are some potentially harmful things that live unnoticed in your carpet. To ensure that you and your family stay healthy, it’s probably best to hire a professional Carpet