Next time you walk across your carpet, take a moment to ponder what may lie underneath of your feet. Do you have pets? Have you been outside and worn the same shoes back inside? Do you have kids that are in and out all day long? If so, then you’re likely to have a lot of interesting things in that uncleaned carpet.
Consider that pets can bring in uninvited guests such as fleas, ticks, and other bugs, and then turn onto their backs and rub their backs on your carpet and you have an opportunity for those fleas, ticks, and other bugs to decide to lodge in your carpet. Add to this, the pet hair that your pet is rubbing off of his or her body and you already have a mess.
Now consider what comes in on shoes. Dirt, dust, debris from in and around the yard and garden not to mention whatever your family drags in from wherever they’ve been during the day and it only gets worse. Have you ever sat watching the sun stream in from the window and seen those little dust particles on the beam of sunlight? Yes, that’s dust. And guess where it’s settling, if you guessed your carpet, you’re right.
After you’ve considered all of the above-mentioned possibilities, it’s time to go deeper. Consider the viruses and bacteria that we’re all exposed to on a daily basis. We walk around in various locations without a thought to what our feet are walking on unless we’re jumping a mud puddle or that spilled ice cream on a street corner.
Chances are we’ve walked through a variety of bacteria and viruses that may cling to our shoes and come home to visit us in our carpets. It’s no wonder our white socks turn dark when we walk around on the carpet. It’s no wonder we’re suddenly sick when we’ve not left the house for a week. The viruses and bacteria were already there, all we did was sit down on the floor and play with the dog or kids.
Suddenly, we’ve been exposed to a variety of germs, bacteria, and viruses. It happens to the best of us, no matter how clean our houses are, the carpet can quickly become filthy and full of germs and bacteria. Worse, as we walk across the carpet, our feet and shoes grind this debris deeper into the carpet fibers. Often this is so deep that the vacuum cleaner, in spite of the brand or model, can’t clean it all out of the fibers.
Even the cleanest home may have a carpet that has been exposed to such contaminants. Don’t forget the natural chemicals that are often found in carpet. These can linger for years or even the lifetime of the carpet. Most people just give a carpet a quick glance, a quick run over with the vacuum and call it good. Rarely do we ever take the time to have carpets deep cleaned and remove such debris. Our friends at Lighthouse Cleaning Services are Enterprise carpet cleaning experts. They’ve seen it all when it comes to carpets and they have the right tools and expertise for the job. They can tell you that if you have allergies or environmental sensitivities, it is so important to get your carpets professionally cleaned to maintain good health.