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What’s Hiding in Your Carpet May Shock You…

May 5, 2022 | Carpet Cleaning

What’s Hiding in Your Carpet May Shock You…

Carpet is walked on daily and if you have kids or pets it can get dirty pretty quickly. While carpets are constantly in use the most cleaning carpets usually get is a quick vacuum. Vacuuming is a great way to keep your carpets looking clean but most of the contaminants can’t be removed via a vacuum. 

Did you know some of the most harmful things in your home could be hiding in your carpet? Without getting your carpet professionally cleaned in Riverside annually it can start to build up and impact the health of your family. Take a look at some of the most common contaminants that could be hiding in your carpet without you even knowing.


Here’s a not-so-fun fact: your carpet likely has 40,000 times more bacteria than your toilet seat. Salmonella, Staph, and E Coli can be deposited in the air, grow where food and drinks are spilled and spread around with foot traffic. These bacteria pose serious health risks to you and your family.

Dirt and Dust

Every year, roughly 40 pounds of harmful dust accumulates in the average home. Dirt can also be tracked from outdoors. Dust and dirt can cause a variety of respiratory issues and allergies if not taken care of.

Dead Skin, Dander, and Hair

The average person sheds 1.5 million skin cells per day. Fleas, ticks, and dust mites feed on those skin cells, which can cause allergies and other illnesses. This includes skin cells, hair, and dander from pets as well.


Bugs are often found in carpets as well. They feed on skin cells, food particles, and more. Dust mites, a bug often found in carpets are one of the leading causes of chronic allergies.


Pollen, animal hair, and other outdoor debris are frequently tracked inside from our shoes. These contaminants get deposited into our carpets and can lead to severe allergies and other respiratory issues, such as asthma.

Mold and Mildew

When carpets are exposed to moisture, there is a high risk of mold and mildew growth. Mold and mildew cause a variety of serious health risks in inhales. That’s why choosing a carpet cleaner that uses minimal water is best so your carpets can dry quickly.

Now that we’ve listed all the disgusting things that could be hiding in your carpet, let us give you some good news! We offer carpet cleaning in the Riverside area that can protect your family from harmful bacteria, allergens, and odors. 


Carpet Cleaning in Riverside, California

Keep your home clean and your family healthy with professional carpet cleanings from Blue Sky Chem-Dry in Riverside and the surrounding area. 

Don’t forget to use one of our limited-time coupons for your next carpet cleaning appointment!


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