You love the plush, beautiful carpet throughout your home, which is why you go the extra mile to keep the carpet clean. However, despite frequent vacuuming and using your small carpet cleaner, your carpet can still harbor dangerous toxins that can be harmful to your family and should be eliminated by a professional carpet cleaner.
Here are a few hidden dangers lurking inside your home's carpeting.
Mold and Mildew Growth
If you have kids, you know how much they spill water, juice, and other liquids on the carpet. Unfortunately, if you do not immediately clean up these spills, the liquid will soak into the carpet, often leading to mold growth. Mold requires an organic substance, such as dirt or food crumbs, and moisture to start growing.
The best way to prevent mold is to clean up any spills immediately and thoroughly. If you notice mold growth on your carpet, contact a professional carpet cleaning service to immediately eliminate the mold growth.
Pet Dander, Urine, and Feces
If you have pets, including a cat or dog, chances are you have several contaminants in your carpets. Some of the most common are urine, fecal matter, and pet dander. If anyone in your home suffers from asthma and allergies, pet dander, which is a combination of pet skin and hair or fun, can cause an allergic reaction, including sneezing, coughing, and watery eyes.
Unfortunately, you will often not realize there is pet dander or other pet-related in your carpets, getting rid of the issue cannot typically occur with your store-bought carpet cleaner. Instead, you will need to hire a professional carpet cleaning service. A professional will have the tools, skills, and equipment necessary to eliminate these and other allergens.
Bacteria and Viruses
Finally, when you are sick, chances are you are too busy cleaning off the hard surfaces in your home, from the kitchen counters to the television stand, to remember that your carpet can harbor toxins, as well. Several viruses and bacteria, including Norovirus, influenza, salmonella, and E. coli, can live on your carpet for days or weeks.
After the cold and flu season is over and the spring has arrived, contact a professional carpet cleaning service. The professionals will use specialized techniques and safe cleaners to eliminate any lingering viruses and bacteria from deep inside the carpet fibers.
From bacteria and pet dander to mold and mildew, there are several potentially dangerous toxins lurking deep inside your carpet. If you have more questions, contact a professional carpet cleaning service.