Do you think your carpeting is clean? Think again.
It might not be visible to the naked eye, yet carpets may house all types of allergens, bacteria, and dirt that may be dangerous to your health. Carpeting that isn’t maintained well may hold molds, dust mites, dead skin cells, pet hair, insect feces, and additional particles that are deep-seated inside their fibers.
Below we list 3 of the potential health hazards which carpets may cause when they aren’t maintained.
Weakened Immune System
Each day, you’re the immune system battles unwanted bacteria and toxins to keep your body in good condition.
But, living within an unclean environment may cause stress levels to increase, which may impact immunity. As carpeting remains dirty, you wind up exposed to hazardous bacteria and your immune system may go into overdrive, causing you to be more vulnerable to diseases.
One dangerous microbe that may thrive in dirty carpeting is mycotoxins. Mycotoxins comprise of different kinds of molds. Mycotoxin exposure may weaken your immune system and cause various health issues like respiratory diseases, allergies, and stomach infection.
Dirty carpeting may cause skin issues like athlete’s foot and cause skin asthma. Dirty carpeting may lead to athlete’s foot as you walk on them barefoot, because fungi and bacteria may touch your feet through openings on the skin, wounds, or cuts. In the meantime, dirt and dust that comes from a dirty carpet may trigger skin asthma attacks.
Molds may thrive in filthy carpeting and attract allergens and bacteria. As inhaled, it may produce flu-like symptoms and additional respiratory issues.
Dust mites thrive on fungi and bacteria, which makes dirty carpets the ideal breeding ground for them. As dust mites die and the carcasses stay inside the carpet’s fiber, they may cause eye and nose irritation and rashes.
Dirty carpeting also can cause asthma attacks. Usually, asthmatic patients have a negative response as exposed to environmental triggers such as toxins and bacteria found in carpeting.
Don’t let dirty carpets cause health problems in your home. Contact King’s Cleaning Solution for a carpet cleaning today at (765) 698-5096.