Apart from keeping you home looking great, professional carpet cleaning keeps your home healthy. Do you enjoy the nearly 200,000 bacteria that are inside it as well? Although we probably don’t want to believe it, the carpet we walk on every day is one of the most germ-filled areas of your home, even dirtier than the toilet seat! Carpet holds about 4,000 times more bacteria than the typical toilet seat. But there is no need to tear out your carpets, we will help you know where the germs come from and just how to take care of them.
Know the Sources
You may be surprised to learn all of the ways that germs and bacteria can enter your home. In order to stop the problem it is essential to know how these intruders are entering your home. Luckily, here at John’s Chem-Dry of Whatcom County, we have worked in the industry a long time and know how to save your home. The most common problems are:
- Wearing shoes indoors
- Dirty hands
- Contaminated food
Shoes in the home is a sure way to get lots of bacteria in your carpet. These bacteria might include different strains of E.coli, many of which are harmless, but others that could make you sick. A simple solution is to remove your shoes before stepping on your floors. Coughing, sneezing and dirty hands are three more potential problem causers. Staph is a bacteria that lives in the nose or on the skin and can be transmitted to your carpet very easily. This could also lead to a number of illnesses. Another bacteria you want to avoid is salmonella. This can come from contaminated food on your hands when you touch a carpeted area. It can also be tracked in from outside. Now that you know the problem causers, how can we take care of it?
Taking your shoes off before you enter your home, and covering your mouth while sneezing and coughing can do a lot to create a healthy home, but it is not enough! In order to stop these types of germs and bacteria from taking over your carpet, we strongly recommend that you have your carpets deep cleaned at least twice a year. John’s Chem-Dry of Whatcom County’s professional carpet cleaning service can clean and sanitize your carpets to help remove bacteria and germs. Our professional carpet cleaning service will not only give you peace of mind about having sanitized carpets, but it will also leave your home feeling healthy, clean and fresh.
Call us today to make your home clean and healthy: (360)734-3551.