Carpets Are they Healthy? What are the health risks of UN-maintained ?

Published October 03

Are carpets healthy well that depends on allot of factors

Most people clean carpets they are stained dirty smelly .  Rarely does anyone acknowledge that their carpet needs to be cleaned to protect their health.

Carpet retailers often sell and promote carpets on the basis that cleaning is not required nor essential THIS IS COMPLETELY WRONG

Always Listen to the manufactures recommendations Most Manufactures will recommend  frequent vacuuming and periodic professional  carpet cleaning .The long term benefits of carefully maintained carpets is carpet longevity protection of carpet  and promotion of  environmental health

UN-maintained carpet can be a MAJOR contributor to the degradation of indoor environmental quality, especially in relation to air quality

UN-maintained carpet can expose you to a wide array of nasties such as (fungi, mites, cockroaches and carpet dwelling insects and last but definitely not least  bacteria) this  can lead to major health problems

Carpets if maintained properly can have aesthetic benefits , acoustic benefits and HEALTH benefits  ,

QUOTE FROM MARK BAXTERS (engineer U.S Products ), ‘it is fairly well documented that carpets, because they act like a filter and absorb dust and other impurities, actually help protect IAQ.’ ( Indoor air Quality )  “But we also know they do this most effectively if they are properly maintained and kept clean, which usually requires the use of hot-water carpet extractors,”


the 2 biggest things to help keep carpets healthy

– Vacuum ( at least weekly and high traffic area should be done more often also every few weeks spend a little extra time vacuuming making sure crevasses between skirting and carpet are cleaned with detail attachment

– Professional Periodic cleaning – recommended a minimum of every 6 – 12 months depending on foot traffic humidity and environment

Information on the answers to these questions have been sourced  from the following 2 articles and existing industry knowledge  if interested to dive deeper into the topics please refer to

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