Dirty Carpet Making You Sick? : Rusty's Carpet Cleaning Blog

Dirty Carpet Making You Sick?

by Rusty Simpson on 11/22/10

A common question I get from our customers is, "How often should I clean my carpet?"  Many times people wait until the carpet looks dirty to have it professionally cleaned, but I have news...this is too late!! 

Your carpet does an important job by acting as a filter- trapping damaging air pollutants like pollen, fungi, chemicals, bacteria, cigarette smoke, tars and residues. However, once your carpet gets "full" it no longer can trap or hold these harmful pollutants, so your family and friends end up breathing them in. 

Carpet, upholstery and mattresses can also become infested with dust mites who's droppings can trigger asthma attacks, allergies, eczema and rhinitis attacks, as well as the dust mite saliva which is known to cause allergic reactions.

The only way they can be removed is through professional cleaning, which is recommended every 6-8 months depending on the household. (For example a house with 3 kids, a dog and a cat would need cleaned more often than a newly wed couple living by themselves).  Bottom line is...if your carpet already looks dirty, you're overdue!

Comments (1)

1. Jennifer Hoyt said on 11/29/10 - 11:10AM
Okay, so I am way overdue. Great post. Look forward to reading your blog, Jen & Rusty!

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