Traffic through your home accumulates up to 20 kilos of dust and dirt in its carpets every year, which is trodden deep into the fibres. Up to 85% of this can be eliminated by vacuuming with a home vacuuming machine, but what is left behind?
Just because you can’t see something, it doesn’t mean it’s not there.
Pathogens such as Staphylococcus, salmonella, and E. coli can hide in carpet fibres and cause illness.
Staphylococcus or Staph infections are found on the skin and nose, even on healthy people, and can turn deadly if it penetrates deep into the body. Visible signs of these infections can be seen as boils, rashes and or redness to the skin. In most cases, Staphylococcus can be treated with antibiotics, but over time the infection can stop responding to medication.
Usually associated with food, this bacteria can spread fast around your home without smelling, seeing or tasting it: salmonellosis (it’s scientific name), stomach cramps, diarrhoea, vomiting and fever.
Usually found living in the intestines of humans and animals, this bacteria is normally harmless, but some strains like O157:H7 can cause severe stomach cramps, vomiting and blood in your stool. Escherichia coli is easily brought into your home on clothes or shoes in the form of contaminated water from ponds, streams and dirty water.
How can you get rid of these bacteria?
Only by using tried and tested cleaning solutions and machines can we rid our carpets of these pathogens. Carpet vacuuming alone will not extract the bacteria from deep within the carpets. Using the correct solutions, a professional carpet cleaning machine can get deep into your carpet fibres and remove 99.99% of these deadly bacteria.
Damp and mould.
We all know that damp and mould can cause respiratory issues, but how do we prevent this from happening in our homes?
Carpets or upholstery showing damp patches or mould can and will be caused usually by poor air circulation. To prevent this from happening, all we can do is make sure that air is allowed to circulate around our homes. Move furniture slightly away from the walls, avoid damp clothing on radiators, avoid piling clutter and dirty clothes in the corner of rooms and most importantly, open windows to allow natural air through your home—example video of cleaning a mouldy carpet on our Facebook page.
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