Even carpets that appear to be clean can hide some scary things that impact the indoor air quality and overall health of your home or business.

Nasty Things That Can Commonly Be Found In Your Carpet7 things hiding in your clean carpet

The following gross contaminants are often found in household carpets.


The most dangerous hazard found in carpet is what you can’t see. Bacteria like Salmonella, Staph, and E coli are often trapped in carpet and can make you sick by direct contact or by being transferred to the air you breath. In fact, your carpet likely has a whopping 40,000 times more bacteria than your toilet seat.

Soil, Dust, And Dirt

The average home actually accumulates about 40 pounds of harmful dust each year. Also, whatever is found on the bottom of your shoes is easily transported onto carpet—like dirt, animal feces, and more.

Dander, Hair, And Dead Skin

Did you know that the average person sheds 1.5 million skin cells per day? Those dead skin cells are what attracts fleas, ticks, and dust mites. Pet dander and hair also burrows deep into carpet fibers.


Hair, dander, and dead skin are food for bugs like dust mites, which are a main cause of allergies. Professional carpet cleaning breaks this cycle by removing what they feed on—and these allergy-causing bugs themselves.


Dust mites, pollen, pet hair, and other allergens are easily tracked into carpet fibers. Allergies can lead to serious respiratory issues like wheezing and asthma.


Strong odors—especially from pets—can only be removed with professional carpet cleaning and special pet urine and odor removal treatment. Because these odors soak deep down and can even be trapped in carpet backing and padding, Chem-Dry carpet cleaning solutions are needed to get rid of these odors completely.

Mold And Mildew

Mold and mildew grow quickly in damp carpets. That’s why it’s crucial to use carpet cleaning methods that require less moisture—like Chem-Dry carpet cleaning that uses 80% less water than steam cleaners.

Carpet Cleaning In Lafayette, Louisiana

The good news is, Chem-Dry provides carpet cleaning solutions that protect your family and pets from these harmful contaminants. Keep these hazards at bay by scheduling professional carpet cleanings twice each year—or every three to four months if you have indoor pets.

We look forward to helping you have a safer, cleaner, healthier home!

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