Carpet Facts – Five Terrible Truths

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Carpet Facts – Five Terrible Truths

Here are five horrible facts about the carpets in your home and office that you will wish you didn’t know. But we will tell you how to solve them…

The Five Second Rule

Unfortunately, this is a myth, as many bacteria can live on your carpets for around four weeks. This means that their germs are immediately transferred to any piece of food dropped on the carpet, due to “microbial adhesion.” This includes Salmonella typhimurium, Campylobacter, and Salmonella enteritis. All these can cause nasty cases of diarrhoea and vomiting.

Bed Bugs

Bed bugs are not only found in beds. They also live in carpet fibres and in the crevices of wooden floorboards. They can crawl amazingly quickly up to 100 feet distances to get a blood meal, which usually happens at night when you are sleeping. It takes from 3 to 10 minutes for full engorgement, but you won’t feel a thing or know anything about it

Shedding Skin Flakes

Everyone in your home or office sheds approximately 1.5 million flakes of skin every hour, which fall to the floor and disappear into the carpet (or chair) fibres.

Vacuum Cleaners blow out Germs

It seems obvious when you think about it, but Microbiologists have confirmed that the air blown from a household vacuum cleaner has a high number of germs. This is because it is sucking up bacteria and then blowing it all out again through its air vent, without any means of capturing it in between.

Norovirus Lifespan

It has been clinically proven that Norwalk virus or Norovirus can live for more than a month in your carpet fibres unless it is bacterially cleaned. This virus causes stomach flu that can be fatal to people with low immune systems, the elderly, and those having chemotherapy

Texatherm Carpet Cleaning will Solve Everything

The patented cleaning system used by SJS Carpet Cleaning (#Texathermic Reaction) will kill all bacteria including Norovirus, remove skin flakes, and your future vacuuming will blow out clean air. Call us today to find out how it works…

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