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Where Do The Bacteria Come From?

Did you know that there are about 200,000 bacteria that live in the typical home’s carpet? It might be hard to believe, but your carpet is one of the most germ-filled areas of your house. Yes, even dirtier than the toilet seat! Carpet is home to about 4,000 times more bacteria than the average toilet seat.

So how does all of this nasty bacteria end up in your carpet? There are actually a lot of ways in which different types of bacteria make their way into the carpet. Anytime you walk into your home with shoes on, you are tracking in all kinds of germs from your shoes. Just think of all of the different places those shoes have been. These bacteria might include different strains of E.coli, most of which are harmless, but others that could make you sick. The best way to avoid this is to remove your shoes before stepping on your floors.

dirty carpetsAnother way that bacteria makes its way into your carpet is through coughing, sneezing and dirty hands. Staph is a bacteria that lives in the nose or on the skin and can be transmitted to your carpet very easily. This could also lead to a number of illnesses.

Lastly, salmonella is another form of bacteria that is commonly found in carpet. This can come from contaminated food on your hands when you touch a carpeted area. It can also be tracked in from outside. And this might be a little more than you want to know, but it can also be transmitted through pet poop.

How To Take Care Of It

In order to help prevent these types of germs and bacteria from taking over in your carpet, we strongly recommend that you have your carpets deep cleaned at least twice a year. Jeff’s Chem-Dry’s professional carpet cleaning service can clean and sanitize your carpets to help remove bacteria and germs. Routine vacuuming is important, but most vacuums don’t have the suction power to remove all of these germs. Our professional carpet cleaning service will not only give you peace of mind about having sanitized carpets, but it will also leave your home feeling healthy, clean and fresh.

Call us today at (918) 664-0815 for your free, no-obligation cleaning quote.