What's Lurking in Your Carpets?
Carpeting is a great flooring option for many people, as it offers warmth, comfort and feels good beneath your feet. But with all of the traffic your carpets encounter from humans and our four-legged pets, it tends to get pretty dirty, very quickly. According to an article in Men’s Health magazine, your carpet can be 4000 times dirtier than your toilet seat – yuck! “Rugs are botanical and zoological parks,” says microbiologist Dr. Philip Tierno. “There are several different types of living organisms wandering in your rugs.”
According to a recent study, dangerously high levels of bacteria such as Salmonella, Shigella, Listeria and the stomach-ulcer causing bacteria, Campylobacter have all been found in carpets across the United States. Along with the usual suspects – human and pet hair, dust mites, pollen, traces of feces and skin particles.
So, how do you manage to get rid of these pesky creatures and filthy germs? Weekly maintenance is very important. Vacuuming regularly and applying soil retardants such as baking soda to the surface will help the issue temporarily, but the most beneficial treatment is to hire a professional at least once a year for a deep steam-cleaning but more like ever season change if you’re wanting a consistently clean floor. A carpet acts like a filter, trapping dirt deep within it’s pile – so much so that vacuuming alone can never remove it.
Remember, just because you can’t see something, doesn’t mean it’s not there! Using the best equipment and most effective cleaning agents, we utilize hot water extraction with temperatures of 175-200 degrees and our technicians are trained to know the correct temperatures for your carpet or rug. At Taylored Restoration, we use expert techniques to rid your home of nasty germs and allergens. Give us a call to schedule your service today and you’ll finally be able to breathe better!