What’s In Your Carpet?

No matter if you’re seeking out residential cleaning or janitorial services in the greater Boston, MA area, anyone with a carpet could benefit from professional carpet cleaning. Echo Cleaning wants our customers to know about what exactly lives in their carpets and why it matters:

Allergens

Pollen, dust mites, and dust are invisible to the naked eye but exist within your carpets both at home and in an office. These organisms contribute to allergy symptoms, which nearly 40% of Americans suffer from, according to the National Center for Healthy Housing. Symptoms can include but are not limited to such as respiratory problems, skin irritation, and watery eyes.

Bacteria and viruses

Bacteria and viruses can live up to four weeks in a carpet and contain around 200,000 per square inch. This statistic means your carpet is actually far dirtier than even your toilet seat! If you find your family is sick for weeks at a time, your carpet could be contributing to their inability to fight off the illness!

Mold

Whether you’ve invested in certain types of traditional steam carpet cleaning that uses gallons of water or your carpet has been exposed to excessive humidity, there is a good chance that mold has begun to grow in areas you are unable to see. Mold often presents itself as allergy symptoms to those who are impacted by it.

Dirt and debris

Did you know that nearly 75% of Americans admit to walking around their home with their shoes on? Not only are they tracking in the elements from outside, but they are also being ground into the carpet with every step, which damages the color of the carpet and can significantly impact its integrity.

Dead skin

Even though we don’t want to think about it, the human body sheds 1.6 pounds of dead skin every year. Dead skin contains oils, dirt, and sweat, which are then forced into your carpet’s fibers. Additionally, dust mites feed on the dead skin cells in your carpet, which helps them reproduce and spread.

Fortunately, our team is here to provide professional carpet cleaning and other services for your business or home. We would love to work with you and improve your living environments, one service at a time.

With more questions about our cleaning services in Massachusetts, please contact our team at Echo Cleaning today by calling (978) 758-4858.