There’s nothing like the feel of a soft deep carpet beneath your feet. But just what are you sinking your feet into? Carpets are a breeding ground for bacteria and have been known to carry more germs than your toilet seat. Dust, fungi, and other organisms are kicked into the air by movement on the carpet.
Dirty carpets house dust mites.
Dirty carpets are well known to be a breeding ground for dust mites. Dust mites feed off of the same fungi, bacteria, and human skin cells that naturally filter into a carpet. If carpet cleaning is not carried out on a regular basis they’re here to stay. As the mites die, their carcasses can be inhaled by humans who come into contact with the carpet. Inhalation of the dead bodies can cause rashes along with nose and eye irritation. Still feel like curling up with a good book??
Dirty carpets house mould.
Bacteria and allergens which live on the mould can build up on uncared-for carpeting, again causing allergies. Increased problems can arise if the body succumbs to the bacteria which live on the mould spores, which it is especially prone to do if the inhabitants are already weakened from disease. If you are experiencing cold-like symptoms more often than normal, it is most likely time to get your carpet cleaned.