What’s Lurking In Your Lounge Carpet? – A Reality Check

Whats Lurking in Your Carpet
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Even though your favourite bedroom room or lounge carpet might look clean, the reality is that it probably won’t be. In fact your carpet is likely to be one of the most dirtiest places in your home. It’s a hotbed of pollen, dead skin, dust, pathogens and bacteria, not to mention the odd microscopic bug.

While it’s fair to say that a dirty lounge carpet isn’t necessarily a life threatening situation, for the more vulnerable such as the elderly or sick or indeed infants, your carpet (or rather what lies beneath) could be the main cause of respiratory issues or alternatively could easily be exacerbating existing skin problems such as eczema. So what should you do?


The best way to keep the inhabitants of your carpet under control is by vacuuming regularly. How often you do this depends on the amount of traffic your carpet gets. Bedroom carpets for example will probably benefit from a good vacuum once a week, whereas the living room carpet of those with pets and/or who have a larger family should be looking to vacuum at least twice a week, possibly more. But is it enough?

In a word no…

What vacuuming does is to remove the top surface of dust, dirt, and bacteria from your carpet. This is okay for debris which has recently entered your lounge carpet, but the issue is that it won’t touch the remainder which has been trodden deep into your carpet fibres. It’s been proven that even the most powerful of vacuum cleaners can’t remove all bacteria and debris. So what else can you do?

Instead your carpet should undergo a professional carpet clean. They have the equipment to remove all the debris deep down from your carpet fibres. Of course you could save yourself some money and rent a carpet cleaning system, but you need to know exactly what you’re doing. Too much water for example, or not allowing the carpet to dry, can ruin your prize carpet in an instant.

Many professional carpet cleaning companies use the hot water extraction method. This is a method that injects measured amounts of hot water and detergents deep into your carpet, which in turn disturbs the debris lurking within your carpet fibres. Powerful vacuums then remove the offenders while drying your carpet at the same time. It’s this carried out in conjunction with regular vacuuming that will not only prolong the life of your lounge carpet, but will be better for the health of you and your family.

If you’d like to find out more about how you can keep your lounge carpet clean or would like to contact us to book a carpet clean then call Carpet Cleaning Kings on 1300 7000 75. Remember dirty carpets aren’t pleasant so do something about yours today.

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