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6 facts about carpet that will make your hair stand on end!

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24, 2019
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!

a zoomed in picture of a dust mite

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.


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