Your carpet accumulates dust, dirt, and microorganisms every time your kids or pets walk over it! Even small things like keeping the windows open, not removing your shoes when you get home from work, or not vacuuming your carpet regularly all encourage the accumulation of microorganisms that can cause infections and other health issues.

To give you an idea of how important regular cleaning is, here are three types of small particles and microorganisms that hide out in your carpet.

Allergens—Watch Out For These If You Have Allergies

According to research, allergies are the 6th leading cause of chronic illness in the United States. That’s a lot of people suffering from chronic illness! Even if you don’t have any allergies, you probably know a couple of people who do.

But that’s not even the worst part; as it turns out, your carpet could be a breeding ground for many allergens. And if you don’t get rid of them regularly, they’ll stay there forever and cause a series of issues that can be potentially serious over time.

Mold—These Cause All Sorts Of Health Issues

If you believe that mold only grows in wet, damp places, and can’t grow in your carpet because you steam-clean it regularly, think again. Droplets of water from humidity, wet feet or shoes, or even water spills can push dirt and grime deeper into the carpet and encourages the growth of mold, among many other microorganisms.

To prevent this situation, make sure you get your carpets professionally cleaned to keep the environment in your house healthy and hygienic.

A three dimensional, computer-generated image of Streptococcus bacteria.

Bacteria—They Breed And Grow And Cause Bacterial Infections

Here’s a fun fact: your bedroom carpet is around ten times dirtier than a toilet seat. This is because your shoes and feet carry a ton of bacteria. If you wear your shoes and step on the carpet and around your house, you may be letting in a lot of harmful microorganisms.

Bacteria can make a home for themselves in your carpet, multiplying and posing serious health risks. According to the CDC, around 35,000 people die due to antibiotic-resistant bacteria in the USA every year.


If you want to make sure your home in Portland, ME, is free of bacteria, viruses, and other harmful microorganisms, don’t hesitate to call up our team. We specialize in mold remediation and water damage restoration, among other cleaning services. If you have any queries or questions, feel free to contact us here.