Your Carpet is Bacteria’s Favorite Playground

white and brown cockerspanielNo matter how much we try to prevent dirt and bacteria from coming into our homes, we can still unknowingly introduce pathogens that get trapped in our carpet.

Quick Fact Check: Microbiology research published in 2001 found an average indoor carpet to be about 4,000 times dirtier than a toilet seat, with about 200,000 bacteria per square inch!

Outdoor debris from clothing and shoes works deep into carpet fibres, creating a “reservoir of allergens. In addition, thousands of dead human skin cells, which, when shed, become primary food for dust mites, also add to the problem. Even more so, carpets can also trap pet hair, which is a huge source of allergic reaction for many individuals. 

So, what should you do about all this? We say get your clean on!

Vacuum your carpet at least weekly to keep critters under control and every six months to a year, get it deep-cleaned with a professional service. If you have carpets in your workplace, ask your employer what their regular cleaning schedule is to make sure you are working in a healthy environment.

— Article by CIR REALTY Best My Nest vendor, Vesta Cleaning Inc. Learn more at