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Even when your home looks clean, the floors might actually be home to all sorts of unwanted guests. Philip Tierno Jr., Ph.D., a microbiologist and immunologist at New York University Langone Medical Center and author of The Secret Life of Germs, found that your rug probably contains about 200,000 bacteria per square inch, making it 4,000 times dirtier than your toilet seat.
Getting your home truly clean involves both vacuuming and professional steam cleaning to ensure the healthiest lifestyle. Here are four reasons a clean rug is better for your health and your family.
Sterilize Those Dust Mites
Dust mites thrive in dirty rugs and many people are allergic to the body fragments and feces they leave behind. These microscopic critters feed off of the dead skin that you and your family shed. As you walk across the rug, these pollutants are kicked into the air and breathed in. The most thorough rug cleaning method to help get rid of dust mites is the hot water extraction (steam cleaning) method, where the water temperature during cleaning using the most advanced equipment can reach 230°F or more.
Your rugs can harbor mold colonies; all the spores need is humidity, oxygen, and a food source. Rugs foster the ideal conditions. Once it establishes in the rug, it will send more spores airborne and move throughout the house. However, regular cleaning will remove mold spores before they can take hold and start to spread.
Pets Are Family, But Pests Aren’t!
These favorite family members shed even more hair and dander. Even if your dog isn’t scratching, fleas may hitch a ride into your house from the yard on your own shoes and clothing. Since your carpet resembles fur to these little buggers, they take up residence there and begin to eat, defecate, reproduce, and bite your pets, your children, and you.
Fleas live between 30 and 90 days on average, and the females can lay 5,000 or more eggs during their short little life spans. Regular rug cleaning is essential for breaking the life cycle and keeping your family safe.
Bacteria And Viruses
Stains, from beer, food, cola, ice cream and other stuff are not only unsightly, they also are a haven for germs if left untreated. Some viruses like Norovirus, which causes the stomach flu, can survive on the uncleaned rug for a month or more. A clean rug is essential to a healthy home.
All Brite Cleaning
At All Brite Cleaning and Restoration, we are dedicated to delivering the highest quality rug cleaning services and the best customer service. Our system is designed to reach and remove the most deep down dirt from your rugs using our truck-mounted hot water extraction system.
All Brite Cleaning and Restoration, Inc. provide cutting-edge technology and outstanding service experience. Every job comes with our 100% risk-free guarantee. If you are not happy with our work, we will come back and redo it for free. And if a spot reappears after we have left, just give us a call within 30 days and we’ll come back and fix it – no hassle and no charge. Still not satisfied? We will give you your money back. We would love to service you in and around Concord. Call us at 603-556-4624 or visit allbritecleaning.com