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Here’s a thought: Dirt is stomped into your carpet from simply walking around to having your kids and pets play inside. Just how safe do you think that is? Just in time for Halloween, we’ve made a list of the 5 scariest things hiding in your carpet that an everyday vacuum cleaner can’t get rid of.

 

5. Allergens

Did you know that over 50% of Americans suffer from allergies? That’s a lot of people! If you don’t suffer from allergies yourself, chances are someone in your family does. The worst part is that carpet acts as a virtual allergen storage unit. If you don’t get rid of allergens in your carpet properly, they can stay in your home throughout the year!

 

4. Chemicals

There are countless harmful substances trapped in your carpet fibers. These are built up over the years and can be difficult to remove! If you own new carpet, you could be dealing with formaldehyde, toluene, styrene, acetone and benzene (some of which are considered to cause cancer by the EPA). Even that “new carpet smell” comes from a chemical known as 4-PC which has been known to cause both eye and respiratory problems!

 

3. Mold

You’re probably thinking to yourself, “I don’t need to worry about mold, I steam clean my carpet”, right? Unfortunately, in many cases, that’s actually wrong! There are benefits of conventional steam cleaners, but they can also promote mold growth! This comes from the gallons of water dumped on to your carpet during the steam cleaning process that, in turn, pushes dirt and grim deep down into your carpet padding. That’s a recipe for mold and bacteria!

 

2. Bacteria

Here’s a spooky statistic: The bottom of your shoes carry more bacteria than a toilet seat! If you wear your shoes in the house, then watch out! Doing so tracks millions of kinds of bacteria, harmful or not, into the home. Yikes.

 

1. Dust Mites

Just look at that picture! And you thought spiders were creepy! It’s obvious why this tops our list of the scariest things living in your carpet. There are referred to as pyroglyphidae. They live in your carpet and survive on flakes of skin. Gross! Apart from being creepy in general, they are also a common cause of allergic and asthma symptoms throughout the world.

 

Even though those are pretty scary things to have living in your home, there’s no reason to worry. Complete Chem-Dry of Lake Orion uses a carpet cleaning process that is safe for your home and reduces the risk of mold and bacteria. It also includes one of the fastest dry times on the market! Give us a call and let us help you get rid of what’s been hiding in your carpet.

Scary Things Hiding in Your Carpet

Here’s a thought: Dirt is stomped into your carpet from simply walking around to having your kids and pets play inside. Just how safe do you think that is? Just in time for Halloween, we’ve made a list of the 5 scariest things hiding in your carpet that an everyday vacuum cleaner can’t get rid of.

 

5. Allergens

Did you know that over 50% of Americans suffer from allergies? That’s a lot of people! If you don’t suffer from allergies yourself, chances are someone in your family does. The worst part is that carpet acts as a virtual allergen storage unit. If you don’t get rid of allergens in your carpet properly, they can stay in your home throughout the year!

 

4. Chemicals

There are countless harmful substances trapped in your carpet fibers. These are built up over the years and can be difficult to remove! If you own new carpet, you could be dealing with formaldehyde, toluene, styrene, acetone and benzene (some of which are considered to cause cancer by the EPA). Even that “new carpet smell” comes from a chemical known as 4-PC which has been known to cause both eye and respiratory problems!

 

3. Mold

You’re probably thinking to yourself, “I don’t need to worry about mold, I steam clean my carpet”, right? Unfortunately, in many cases, that’s actually wrong! There are benefits of conventional steam cleaners, but they can also promote mold growth! This comes from the gallons of water dumped on to your carpet during the steam cleaning process that, in turn, pushes dirt and grim deep down into your carpet padding. That’s a recipe for mold and bacteria!

 

2. Bacteria

Here’s a spooky statistic: The bottom of your shoes carry more bacteria than a toilet seat! If you wear your shoes in the house, then watch out! Doing so tracks millions of kinds of bacteria, harmful or not, into the home. Yikes.

 

1. Dust Mites

Just look at that picture! And you thought spiders were creepy! It’s obvious why this tops our list of the scariest things living in your carpet. There are referred to as pyroglyphidae. They live in your carpet and survive on flakes of skin. Gross! Apart from being creepy in general, they are also a common cause of allergic and asthma symptoms throughout the world.

 

Even though those are pretty scary things to have living in your home, there’s no reason to worry. Complete Chem-Dry of Lake Orion uses a carpet cleaning process that is safe for your home and reduces the risk of mold and bacteria. It also includes one of the fastest dry times on the market! Give us a call and let us help you get rid of what’s been hiding in your carpet.