1. Carpet can make you sick
Carpet influences air quality. If your carpet isn’t clean, neither is your air. Several virus and bacteria live in carpet for weeks. Removing bacteria, allergens, and dirt is necessary to maintain a healthy home.
2. You shed enough skin cells to feed 1 million dust mites a day!
Ever seen a dust mite? They aren’t pretty! Dust mites are microscopic little creatures that live in bedding, upholstery, and carpet. They eat the dead skin cells you shed throughout the day. Dust mites are one of the major allergen sources found in a home. In fact, the presence of dust mites can worsen allergies and asthma.
3. Wet carpets can cause mold
Besides smelling terrible, mold can cause serious health problems. Some people have allergic reactions to mold because mold produces allergens. They will have a runny nose, red eyes, and sneezing. In worse cases, sickness can escalate.
4. Carpets are dirtier than toilet seats
Yes you read that right. Carpet traps bacteria even more so than a toilet seat does.
5. 35% of homes can trigger asthma attacks
The National Survey of Lead and Allergens in Housing done by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development found that 35% of homes had enough allergens to trigger an asthma attack.
6. 90% of your life will be spent next to carpet
Truth is, as humans we spend 90% of our life indoors. That means we have lots of chances to to pick up elements from our dirty carpet.