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Are Your Carpets Really Clean Enough for Customers?

9/22/2021 (Permalink)

Photo of SERVPRO employee cleaning a carpet. From wall-to-wall carpeting to area rugs, our team can help get your carpets clean and ready for your staff and customers.

We’re not judging but the answer is probably “no,” and for no other reason than the nature of carpets and what they can… contain. Let’s take a look at some of the more insidious villains likely lurking in your carpet. Each one is reason alone to connect with your SERVPRO Wakefield team for commercial cleaning you -- and your customers -- can count on. 

What’s Concealed in Your Carpet?

For starters, there’s the usual grit and grime that results from people coming and going, especially in high traffic areas like hallways. However, your carpet can also contain, well, creatures. 

Consider this fun (and freaky!) fact from Scientific Reports: “We found that indoor arthropod diversity is strongly influenced by access to the outdoors and carpeted rooms hosted more types of arthropods than non-carpeted rooms.”   

Translation: carpeted homes are home to a greater variety of insects, compared to homes without carpets. To really up the ick factor, these are dead bugs we’re talking about, having gotten caught in the fibers of the carpet.  

Plenty of Pathogens

And allergens! In addition to pollen and mold, which can aggravate allergy-sufferers and those with respiratory conditions, your carpet might also contain as many as 200,000 bacteria per square inch, which puts your toilet seat to shame. These can include illness-causing germs like E. coli, salmonella, and staphylococcus. 

Now that we’ve sufficiently grossed you out, consider contacting your local SERVPRO of Stoneham / Wakefield team for commercial carpet cleaning worthy of your clientele.

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