What’s hiding in your carpet?

It’s a scary thought, but did you know that your carpet could contain more bacteria per square inch than your toilet seat and may contain more than four times its own weight in dirt?

Your carpet is the ideal environment for bacteria, dust mites, fleas and mould to thrive. From your child’s dirty wellies to your dog’s dirty paws, it’s easy for germs and bacteria to be walked into the home on a daily basis. This can be particularly bad for those suffering from allergies or for young children that crawl or play on floors.

We know a thing or two about carpet cleaning, so we’re on hand to share our advice for keeping the bugs at bay.

  • Vacuuming your carpets regularly will remove some of the surface dirt, but the deeper fibres of your carpet can hold thousands of hidden ‘nasties’.
  • There’s no quick fix to get rid of mould and bugs in your carpets, but regular care and maintenance of can help to prevent them and keep your carpet in the best condition.
  • One of the easiest and most effective ways to prevent the build up of germs, bugs and mould in your flooring is to invest in a good door mat. We recommend using a harsher mat on the outside to remove any grit or soil and a softer mat on the inside to absorb any moisture from shoes.
  • Always tackle any spills immediately to prevent staining and to remove the moisture and dirt within your carpet, which can create a good habitat for mould to grow.

To keep the bugs at bay, we recommend having your carpets professionally cleaned every six to twelve months. This will not only help to keep them free of germs, but it will also prolong their lifespan, saving you money in the long run.