Carpet cleaners can not only keep your carpets free of dust and dirt, but they can also help get rid of different types of germs that may put your health at risk. According to recent research, carpets contain about 200,000 bacteria per square inch.
If you don’t call the carpet cleaners soon, the following bacteria may spread throughout your home:
Staph: Staphylococcus Aureus or staph naturally live on the skin or nose of about one in four people. If it gets inside of the body, that’s when the trouble starts. The bacteria is known to cause serious infections, which have the potential to be fatal. Staph can spread on carpets through infected blood, sneezing, and dirty hands.
Salmonella: According to CDC, salmonella is tied to one million food-borne illnesses in the U.S. each year and causes up to 19,000 hospitalizations and 380 deaths. Symptoms include diarrhea, fever, and abdominal cramping. It can transfer onto your carpets through the contaminated fecal matter of pets.
E. Coli: Escherichia coli can be found in the intestinal tract of people and animals. They come in different strands and can have varying effects. Although most types of E. coli are harmless, some can make you sick. They are often associated with diarrhea, urinary tract infections, and respiratory illnesses; they can spread onto your carpet through fecal matter and dirty hands.
Streptococcus: Strep is another group of bacteria that can live on your carpets for a long time. They are often found on the surface of the skin and inside of the throat. They are known to cause a varying severity of infections, from a mild sore throat to life-threatening infections of the blood and organs. They can spread through contaminated droplets from sneezes and coughs or direct contact with an infected person.
Carpet Cleaning By Cummins in Seguin, TX, can help keep your carpets free of all these nasty germs. These carpet cleaners provide high-quality carpet cleaning services that get rid of stubborn dirt, stains, dust mites, pollen, fungi, bad odor, and other germs. They also offer pressure washing, tile and grout cleaning, stain removal, and upholstery cleaning. Call (830) 379-3383, or visit their website to learn more.