Why Your Carpet is Dirtier Than You Think We don’t mean to scare you, but there is something in your home that is much dirtier than you might imagine: your carpets.

There are about 200,000 bacteria that live in the typical home’s carpet! It might be hard to believe, but your carpet is one of the most germ-filled areas of your house. Yes, even dirtier than the toilet seat! Carpet is home to about 4,000 times more bacteria than the average toilet seat.

If you don’t let your kids play around the toilet, you might want to consider getting your carpets cleaned since your kids play there every day!

Where Do The Bacteria Come From?

You’re probably wondering where all of this bacteria comes from. After all, you keep a generally clean home. You vacuum regularly. How is your carpet so dirty?

There are actually a lot of ways in which different types of bacteria ends up the carpet. Anytime you walk into your home with shoes on, you are tracking in all kinds of germs. Just think of all of the different places those shoes have been: dirt, streets, public bathrooms, etc. The best way to avoid this is to remove your shoes before stepping on your floors.

Another way that bacteria makes its way into your carpet is through coughing, sneezing, and dirty hands. If you sneeze into the air, all of the bacteria will settle into your carpets and furniture. It’s a good idea to cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze, but you can’t prevent all germs from spreading. 

If you have a pet, there are also constantly bringing germs and bacteria into your home. Even if you have an indoor-only cat, they are tracking germs from their litter all over the house. And if your animals roam the indoors and outdoors, they are tracking in feces and other germs from outdoors.

How To Take Care Of It

Taking off your shoes, wiping your pets’ paws when they come inside, and being careful when you’re sick are all great ways to reduce the germs you bring in, but you can’t completely eliminate all sources of carpet bacteria. You might want to reach for your vacuum, but you should know that it’s designed to pick up things like crumbs but won’t touch the microscopic bacteria.

The best way to remove germs and bacteria from your carpet is by calling a professional carpet cleaner. A carpet cleaner like Acme Chem-Dry in Fresno is able to deep clean your carpets to remove germs and bacteria. In fact, Chem-Dry is proven to remove 98% of allergens and 89% of bacteria!

In order to help prevent these types of germs and bacteria from taking over in your carpet, we strongly recommend that you have your carpets deep cleaned at least twice a year. 

Routine vacuuming is important, but most vacuums don’t have the suction power to remove all of these germs. Our professional carpet cleaning service will not only give you peace of mind about having sanitized carpets, but it will also leave your home feeling healthy, clean and fresh. As a bonus, we can remove difficult stains and dark traffic marks too, leaving your carpets visibly cleaner!