For most people, a carpet is just a floor covering. It gives the spaces in their home some color and texture. It also feels good between their toes when they walk from room to room. Carpet is often used in homes, so it must be safe—or not? A carpet looks harmless, but it could actually harm your health and the health of anyone who comes inside your home. We know it sounds unbelievable, even impossible. How could a common carpet possibly pose any health threat, either in West Chester, PA, or elsewhere? Actually, a carpet hides and holds many substances, including germs, so it’s important to implement frequent carpet cleaning. But why are carpets such a health threat?
Carpets Trap Germs
You can’t see them, but germs are everywhere. When you walk on your carpet in your shoes, you push dirt, bacteria, and other germs into the fibers. You actually bring germs into your carpeting each time you sneeze, bring in soil and dirt after gardening outside, or basically live your life. This means you’re putting yourself at risk whenever you walk on it or touch it. Professional carpet cleaning (along with Oriental rug cleaning) can make sure nothing sticks around for long and that a thorough cleaning job is done. While you can clean the carpet yourself without any outside help, you could miss something. Your equipment may not be powerful enough.
Carpets Aggravate Allergies
Along with dirt and germs, you can also introduce pet or human dander to your carpets, along with pollen and other allergens, into your home. If you or someone you know has allergies, these scenarios are bad news. You’ll constantly have a runny nose or otherwise feel miserable whenever you step inside.
Contact ServiceMaster Professional Cleaning and Restoration of West Chester, PA, for reliable carpet cleaning assistance. We can be reached here or call us on the phone at (610) 431-3553. And say hello to healthy living!