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How much is actually hiding in your carpets?

Date Posted: 28.06.19
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Do you know what's hiding in your carpets?

Carpets are the most common type of flooring used, whether it’s in a domestic or commercial setting. One place that you are mostly likely to see it in a commercial setting is in an office space.

Carpets are made up of multiple fibres and are a very durable material, but they can be a magnet for dirt and a haven for bacteria.

Fact: Did you know that carpets can hold four times their weight in dirt and possibly more?

Carpets are masters at trapping all kinds of dirt including dust mites, dead skin cells, dust, bacteria, mould and other allergens that can stick to the fibres. These types of allergens can be a serious health risk to those who have allergies and can have an effect on those who are healthy.

The most dangerous part of the carpet is the top. In addition to dust and other allergens, the carpet can collect secretions from the body that are full of viruses and infections. Secretions that come from the nose or mouth could easily spread onto the carpet – which can be carried to other areas of the office or building either by our shoes or by other items such as bags.  

Dust and dirt can easily build up within the carpet fibres, but moisture can easily build up especially if the carpet is in an area that is to an entrance way into the building. Not only can moisture stain a carpet and make it look unsightly, it can be the perfect breeding ground for bacteria, mould and fungus to grow. This can be unsightly to look at but also create foul smells making your office unwelcoming to new clients and spread viruses and infections to other areas.

During lunch breaks or throughout the day, it’s not uncommon for office staff to eat at their desk whilst working and so crumbs can fall or be swept onto the floor. Without cleaning these up, it can easily attract pests such as insects and small rodents but also bacteria can easily grow in a short amount of time.

Having cleaning staff regularly vacuuming your carpets once or twice a week can remove surface dirt and dirt within the fibres, but regularly deep cleaning your carpets can eliminate further build-up of dirt but also bacteria – making your office a cleaner and healthier working environment for your staff.

A&R Cleaning services not only provide general commercial cleaning services, we can provide specialist carpet cleaning services that can eliminate dirt and bacteria, and make your carpets looking like new. For more information about how we can improve your cleaning standards or about our services call us on 01656 713950 or visit our website.

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