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My Carpet is as dirty as what?? / 7 dirty carpet facts you didn’t want to know!


Have you ever stopped and wondered just how dirty your carpet actually is?

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6cm2 Carpet = 200,000 bacteria & 6cm2 Toilet = 49 bacteria

The average person sheds about 1.5 million skin cells every hour; these skin cells hit the floor and serve as food for germs + everything else that ends up on the floor FOOD, PET ‘MESS’, DIRT. And unfortunately no, a vacuum cleaners suction and rotating beater brush don’t usually reach the bottom of the carpet.

When testing carpet the following is commonly found:

  • E.coli
  • Salmonella
  • Staphylococcus
  • Fecal bacteria
  • Asthma & eczema bugs
  • Bed bugs
  • Fleas

PLUS Dust = Dust mites! 30 grams of Dust can house 2,000 dust mites! (Each mite produces about 20 waste droppings every day) IMAGINE ROLLING AROUND ON CARPET NOW??? (You disrupt the bacteria, bringing some closer to the surface)

Sorry, Wet carpeting doesn’t help! Plus often these are not dried correctly which leads to… Mold, Stachybotrys chartarum, Micrococcus or Campylobacter (all things that no one wants!)

Also a nasty chemical called Naphthalene is commonly found in carpet cleaners. In concentrated form, it is dangerous to breath and can cause headaches, nausea, vomiting, and urinary irritation. It is a suspected carcinogen and can be toxic to children, infants, and pets.

“I have tested carpets before and after home vacuuming, home HEPA vacuuming, and Professional dry and wet process cleaning. None of these methods can completely clean a carpet, though they might temporarily reduce the level of particles in the very top of the carpet nap.” – Professional carpet cleaner

Let us show you the many other flooring options that won’t be 4000 times dirtier than your toilet!