For many of us quarantine has meant cooking and eating at home more than ever before. That also means more crumbs, sticky surfaces and even take out containers that haven’t yet made their way to the trash can. Don’t ignore the food that is lost on the journey from plate to mouth. Social distance from the creepy crawlers that can damage on your carpet, your home, and your health, when food is left behind.
Between spilled food and inclement weather, the mess that can be created in your carpet during creates the perfect habitat in which dust mites can thrive. These dust mites love to feed on anything from food to pet hair, dander, and skin flakes, just to name a few.
While residing in these ideal conditions, dust mites can trigger a number of serious respiratory problems including allergies, asthma, and rhinitis. Dust mites can be difficult to detect due to their small size. These microscopic arthropods are estimated to be only 1/4 to 1/3 millimetres long.You can only see them under a microscope, and even then,they only look like small white spider-like creatures.
Dry vacuuming doesn’t pick up dust mites. Carpet Tech’s hot water extraction process deep cleans and disinfects carpets and rugs to rid you of those unseen pests.
With bugs come bacteria and a lot of it! The average home carpet can contain as much as 200,000 bacteria per square inch. Of these 200,000 are a variety of illness-causing bacteria including norovirus (Norwalk Virus), e. coli, and salmonella, all of which have the potential to affect your and your family’s health. Norovirus, for example, has been known to cause the stomach flu and other digestive problems.
Salmonella, on the other hand, can be tracked in on the bottoms of shoes, can easily become airborne as people walk across the contaminated carpet, and has been known to cause diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramps. This type of bacteria can be dangerous for anyone that comes in contact with it but is especially dangerous to young children and elderly adults. In addition to a deep floor cleaning, air duct cleaning can be a powerful one-two punch to keep your home clean and disinfected.
Just because a surface looks clean, doesn’t mean there aren’t hidden pathogens lurking on the and below the surface. Ask Carpet Tech about ATP testing.
We have a system that measures the amount microbes on a surface. The higher the measurement, the more contaminated the surface. Once we clean and disinfect, we can ATP testing again to prove cleanliness.
Protecting the health of your family has never been more important. So, wipe down those counters, watch out for dropped food, and call Carpet Tech to tackle those unseen germs.