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What Lives in Your Beverly Hills, CA Carpet? MRSA, E Coli, Bacteria, Dust, Germs & More

If people knew what was lingering in the carpets, they would probably be more diligent with their vacuuming and professional deep cleaning. To help encourage folks to clean the carpets more regularly, we at Steam Green Carpet Cleaning would like share some of the common things lurking in carpet.

What Germs & Contaminants Live in Carpet

1) Dust Mites and Allergens: Dead human skin cells are primarily what comprise of dust and it collects in your home settles on the carpets. The average person sheds nearly one million skins cells per day and by within a year’s time, comes to just over eight pounds. Not only is dust buildup the allergens that float throughout the year will also deposit onto the carpets. They are brought on your shoes, pet’s paws or just through the central air system.
2) Rotting Food: The dropped food that falls on your carpets isn’t completely removed. There is tons of microscopic rotting food particles trapped within your carpet. Not only is there rotting food lodged between the fibers, but the remnants provide sustenance nasty organisms as well as a habitat for them.
3) Dust Mites: Dust mites are little microscopic organisms and there are millions of them in the carpets feeding on your dead skin cells. They are everywhere, dwelling in upholstery, mattresses, and air ducts.
4) Pet Accidents: Having pets likely results in accidents, which contributes to the buildup of fecal and urine matter left behind in the fibers. Even if your pet doesn’t have any accidents, they still bring the remnants inside and transfer it to your carpets. Cats especially are guilty when they use the litter box and then walk along the carpets. It invites nasty bugs and bacterial growth as well.
5) Bacteria: Carpets that do not get cleaned and vacuumed regularly create the perfect habitat for an assortment of germs. Escherichia Coli (E. Coli), Staphylococcus Aureus (STAPH), and Salmonellosis (Salmonella) are all included in the common types of bacteria found in your carpet. Stomach aches, diarrhea, and intestinal infections are caused by E. Coli. The poop from mammals such as dogs, cats, and humans contain E. Coli. Living on the skin of a lot of mammals is Staph, a bacterium that easily transfers onto carpets. It gets on the carpet from skin cells, dirty hands/feet, or blood. Depending on the exact strain of the Staph bacteria, Staph could be harmless or even life threatening. Though most cases of Staph can be treated with antibiotics, in recent years, Staph is become a serious problem as it resists the antibiotics. From fecal matter of pets or people Salmonella is transferred to carpet. Particularly dangerous, Salmonella causes people to experience fever, stomach cramps, and diarrhea. Salmonella can also be treated with antibiotics, but can still be a serious risk to those with weaker immune systems such as seniors and children.

Carpet Cleaning, Stain Removal & More in Valley Village, Long Beach, Pasadena, Santa Monica, Simi Valley, Burbank, Calabasas, Beverly Hills, Thousand Oaks & Los Angeles California

Vacuuming your carpets daily and professionally deep cleaning the carpets one to two times a year can significantly reduce the allergens, contagions, and pollutants that end up on your carpet. For when your carpets need the deep cleaning, call Steam Green Carpet Cleaning.

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