Dirty Carpets May Cause:
Pet dander, dust mites, and other allergens get into your carpet where they stay until they are removed. Dust mites feed off your dead skin cells and can live in your carpet for up to 10 weeks. Each week, a female dust mite can lay about 30 new dust mite babies. At the rate they multiply, your home can soon become a breeding ground for allergen causers. This puts anyone prone to allergies or asthma in a tough position.
The norovirus can survive in your carpet for up to six weeks. It causes similar symptoms to those of the stomach flu or food poisoning. As people walk across the carpet, the virus can become airborne and infect the people in your home.
Many bacteria can survive in your carpet for weeks on end.
First and foremost, vacuum regularly. Secondly, schedule a professional carpet cleaning. Some bacteria are too difficult to remove without help from the experts. When we clean carpets we remove 98% of allergens from carpet and upholstery along with 89% of airborne bacteria. Cleaner carpets contribute to cleaner air. Your carpets could be making your family sick, so you need a carpet cleaning to keep them healthy.