When we talk about carpets, we often think of how they enhance the design of a room.  People can’t help but appreciate how attractive and stylish your room is.  That’s a good enough reason to keep your carpet spotless but what some people don’t know is that there’s more than one reason to clean your carpet.

If your family’s health is important to you, here are the reasons why a clean carpet is good for your health:

  • Minimal allergies

carpetAllergens like bacteria, dust and dander can flourish on a dirty carpet.  Imagine if you have a toddler who loves crawling around and you shudder to think of the germs he is picking up.  When your carpet is cleaned, all these allergens will be removed.  Your family will enjoy the fresh and healthy air and your little tot can crawl around to his heart’s content.

  • Pest-free

A carpet can also conceal tiny intruders in its fibres.  This is definitely cause for concern as your carpet actually covers an entire room.  That means more places to hide for bugs like dust mites, fleas and spiders.  Who wants bugs constantly flying and swarming around your home?

A clean carpet increases the chances of your home being free of disease or venom-carrying pests.

  • Protects against trips and falls

If you have children or elderly relatives, a slippery floor or rug could be a safety hazard.  Having a carpet could be the solution to protecting your family from broken bones and bruises.  However, when your carpet is dirty, it is often matted and no longer soft.  A clean, soft, thick carpet properly cushions against bad accidents.

  • Promotes warmth and relaxation

Recreation time is highly recommended to de-stress.  On days when you just want to stay indoors, there are still plenty of activities for you and your kids.  You can enjoy your leisure time, reading or playing, on the carpet.  There’s just something comforting about the feel of a good, soft, thick carpet.

  • Lessens noise

Excessive noise hurts our ears and can damage our hearing.  Your carpet’s fabric helps absorb the noise from your household and blocks noise from other rooms.  Your sleeping baby can also continue to nap peacefully as the sound of footsteps from people going in and out of your house will be muted by the carpet.

A carpet will not be able to fulfill all these functions if it’s dirty.  So clean your carpet regularly and give it a professional clean at least once a year.  Your carpet will last longer and your family can delight in all these health benefits for years.



Image by Henry Lawford on Flickr