Carpet is one of the most popular flooring options in American households, and for good reason. It’s soft, it's a great insulator, a great noise absorber, and much more. Though we all try our best to keep our carpets clean, it's inevitable that they get dirty, and they might be dirty in ways you didn’t even think of. Here are some of the grossest things that can be secretly hiding in your carpets.
Reports have found that homes with carpet have a greater variety of insects in them than non- carpeted homes. This is not because bugs like to live in your carpets, but rather it is because bugs are more likely to become entangled in carpet fibers and die as a result. To combat this fact, be sure to vacuum weekly to remove any bugs that may have died from your carpets. Additionally, repairing worn out patches of carpet will give bugs less refuge to hide in. Contact Nip Tuck Carpet Repair if you need a portion of your carpet patched.
Skin and hair naturally flake and fall away as they are replaced with new skin cells and hairs. And where do these skin flakes, dander, and hair fall? Your floor and your carpet. Of course, this is unwanted in and of itself, but the real problem lies in the fact that this kind of detritus becomes a feast for dust mites. Dust mites are named among the most common indoor allergen causes. Again, regular vacuuming should keep dust mites at bay.
What makes carpet so plush and warm also makes it incredibly absorbent. This can become a problem when liquid spills onto your carpet. If not cleaned quickly and thoroughly, your carpet can harbor these liquids underneath the surface and create a breeding ground for mold. Mold, in turn, can lead to foul odors and the spores can cause allergies. To prevent mold from developing, make sure to blot spilled liquids as soon as possible and dry the area with a blow dryer if it needs a little extra help.
Even with all that can be hiding in your carpet, it is still a great flooring option. Afterall, there is nothing in your home that does not need to be regularly cleaned and maintained and your carpet is not exempt from that. So, make sure to vacuum regularly, blot spills quickly, and call Nip Tuck when your carpet needs repairing.
By Nip Tuck Carpet Repair 6-3-2022