How Dirty Carpets Affect Your Health

A clean environment is important for your overall health. Our surroundings heavily affect our bodies, so keeping your living spaces clean, tidy, and sanitary is necessary.

Dirty carpets harbor many things that can negatively affect the health of people and pets who have to live with them. If you took a magnifying glass to inspect what’s in your carpet right now, you’d be amazed (and probably disgusted) at what you’d find.

Here are a few ways dirty home carpets can affect your overall health and well-being!

Allergies and Respiratory Issues  

If you suffer from allergies, dirty carpets are a nightmare for your health. Mold, pet hair, old skin, dust, and dirt can all get trapped in your carpets, and daily activities like walking or vacuuming can free these particles from the carpet and spread them into the air. This movement of pollutants can lead to respiratory issues such as coughing or difficulty breathing. Individuals with asthma can feel these symptoms even more intensely as they’re more vulnerable to airborne toxins.

The same mold and dust mites that can inflame your lungs can also give you red eyes or a runny nose if you suffer from allergies. Buildup in your carpet can easily trigger an allergy attack or make your daily life slightly more unpleasant. If you frequently wake up with allergy-like symptoms, your carpets should be one of the first places you look to eliminate bacteria and dust mites!

Skin Irritation

Itchy skin, rashes, athlete’s foot, and eczema are all dirty carpet dangers that can be triggered or worsened by dust mites in an unclean carpet. Unhealthy bacteria can make their way into cuts, wounds, or other skin openings if you walk on your carpets barefoot. Even if you maintain a regular cleaning schedule, dust mites, and bacteria are small enough to evade the most diligent home cleaners.

Weakened Immune System

Your immune system responds to bacteria and toxic substances by kicking into overdrive to fight and protect the body. When you are constantly in an unclean environment, your immune system can experience too much stress because it is in a constant battle. This can lead to you feeling run down and becoming sick more easily.

The best way to stay healthy and keep your carpets in tip-top shape is to have them professionally cleaned regularly.

At Horizon Carpet, carpet cleaning and repair is our specialty. We take your old, dirty carpets and make them look and feel brand new! Our deep cleaning process transforms and extends the life of your carpets while saving you from dealing with unnecessary health concerns.  

To schedule carpet cleaning for your home or business, fill out our contact form online and see what our customers are saying about our services!