While it may be obvious that a clean environment is better for your health. you have no control over the cleanliness of public spaces you enter, you can make sure that your home is as healthy as possible.The events of the past couple of years, with the Covid outbreak, makes us even more protective of our families. You can start by ensuring your carpet isn’t making you sick. Even when your carpets appear clean, they can be a host for bacteria, microbes, and other irritants. Below is a list of health issues that could be coming from or made worse by dirty carpets.
If you suffer from allergies, the same irritants that can inflame your lungs can also give you red eyes or a runny nose . If left without proper cleaning, your carpet can easily trigger an allergy attack or make your day-to-day life just a little more unpleasant.
Dust mites are small enough to evade even the best vacuum cleaners.Itchy skin, rashes, athlete’s foot, and eczema are all dirty carpet dangers that can be made worse by dust mites in unclean carpet. Even if you maintain a regular cleaning schedule, you should have your carpets cleaned to protect sensitive skin.
Mould, pet hair, old skin, dust, and dirt can all get trapped in your carpets. just walking or vacuuming can set these particles free from your carpet and spread them into the air.
People who suffer from asthma may have difficulty breathing or feel the need to cough and can feel these symptoms even more intensely, as they’re more vulnerable to airborne toxins.
If you have animals, keeping your carpets clean is very important for disease prevention. Animal urine and feces can cause a host of issues in your carpet. From carrying bacteria to creating smells like ammonia that can cause nose and lung irritation, pet waste can be particularly dangerous for small children who are in frequent contact with dirty carpet. Our ‘Pet Stain Removal’ cleaning service is one way of dealing with this.
Pet stains penetrate deep into the carpet fibres if left and make it very difficult to clean. If it is at all possible, try to clean up the urine as soon as possible after it has been done. If it’s not too late, keep the stain damp and use a towel to absorb urine, do not rub always blot. It is important to clean the urine or other pet waste thoroughly. The odour needs to be fully neutralised since pets can smell the scent that is left behind and will want to return to the spot to do their ‘business’. We also clean rugs which are often a hot spot for pet accidents. Try to avoid household cleaning products, only use clean water.
So how do you protect yourself and your family against the health risks of dirty carpet?
Regular vacuuming and cleaning does help. However, dirty carpets can also mean a dirty vacuum. To prevent spreading any carpet problems, make sure you’re using a vacuum with a HEPA filter that’s frequently cleaned and regularly change full bags.
Basic cleaning measures alone aren’t enough to ensure that your carpets aren’t a host to pollutants and toxins. It’s also recommended to have your carpets cleaned professionally every 12 to 18 months to protect against allergens and bacteria. This will ensure that your home is as clean and healthy as possible!