How Your Carpets Could Be Making You Sick


How Your Carpets Could Be Making You Sick

We tend to blame cold weather and other people for frequent colds and sickness; if you have kids, you probably blame public schools and every other child who’s ever had a runny nose around your kids. But could the real culprit behind your frequent sickness be something that’s already inside your home? As scary as it might be, the answer is yes. The real culprit could be your carpets!

How can carpets make you sick?

The carpets and rugs throughout your home are naturally home to a lot of dirt and other bacteria. Frequent cleaning and vacuuming helps get rid of many of these particles, but likely not all of them. Bacteria and even mold can easily get trapped in the fibers of your carpet, contaminating the air you breathe every day.

Any upholstered furniture you own could also be contributing to this problem. Think of all the people and animals who sit on your furniture. Consider where your furniture is located in your home—near a door? Close to windows? It’s no wonder that so much junk is stuck in there.

What can I do to stop this problem?

Cleaning your carpets and upholstery thoroughly on your own is obviously a good first step. Be sure to vacuum frequently and take note of any spots or stains that could possibly be caused by mold or other allergens or bacteria. Mold in your home can cause headaches, joint pain, visual disturbances, and much more, so it’s important to get it treated right away.

If you’re serious about stopping mold and other bacteria in your home, it might be time to enlist the help of the professionals. Getting your carpets professionally cleaned on a regular basis can not only get rid of the dirt and bacteria in your carpets, but it can also help prevent mold and bacteria from growing in the first place, which in turn can lead to fewer allergens and fewer illnesses for you and your family.


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