What's Living In My Carpet?
Carpeting is beautiful and beneficial, but it also collects pollutants very effectively. This unhealthy material enters our homes in the air or clings to our clothing, fur, or feet. It settles into our carpets and onto upholstered surfaces just like a furnace filter collects dust and airborne particles. Once saturated, our furnishings start "spilling" contaminants back into our indoor environment. The fact that our homes today are tightly closed, highly insulated environments adds to the problem and we end up thoroughly exposed to unhealthy contaminants.
Have you noticed a dark line around the edge of your carpet?
That is contaminants building up. In addition, there are organic materials in our carpet that can affect those of us who suffer from allergies. Organic deposits found in our carpets can include food crumbs, beverage spills, dead skin cells, hair, dead insects, insect droppings, residues from heating and cooling, pet soil, and other "biogenic" wastes. This biological debris provides a breeding ground for microorganisms like bacteria, viruses, fungi, dust mites, and mold. Regular cleaning reduces and controls bio-contaminants.