Can Dirty Carpets Affect Your Health?

Can Dirty Carpets Affect Your Health?

The Dangers of Dirty Carpets




Adverse Health Effects


Carpets are a place where indoor air pollutants get stored. These pollutants include dirt, mold, food & dust particles, and pollen. When these toxins are not removed, indoor air quality suffers which may lead to health issues. These illnesses may include chronic bronchitis, chronic cough, early-onset asthma, an increased risk of asthma, allergies and mold-related allergic reactions.


Bacteria Living in Your Carpet


Philip Tierno Jr., Ph.D., a microbiologist and immunologist at New York University Langone Medical Center and author of The Secret Life of Germs conducts research on germs. He found that carpets contain approximately 200,000 bacteria per square inch, (4,000 times dirtier than a toilet seat). Tierno says “Rugs are botanical and zoological parks.”

Hundreds of thousands of different types of bacterial species are living in your carpet right now. The average person sheds approximately 1.5 million skin cells every hour which become food for germs. Examples include E. coli, salmonella, staphylococcus, and other bacteria. Needless to say, your carpet could lead to developing illness related to the bacteria stored there.


A Healthier Home


To improve your indoor air quality and reduce the amount of bacteria in your carpet, schedule your professional carpet cleaning now. An annual carpet cleaning will not only improve the look and feel of your carpet, it will also promote health and improve your indoor air quality.



To Schedule a Cleaning, Call NOW at 561-994-0064. You will speak to a REAL person whom is eager to help!