How many germs in a carpet? Really?

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Have you ever thought you could leave cleaning your toilet for 6 months or so? Almost certainly not.

It is a very surprising fact that our carpets hold approximately 200,000 germs per square inch, which is far more than a toilet seat holds and that is estimated at 50 germs per square inch. However cleaning our carpets is a thought which is often not at the top of our agenda when we have busy lifestyles and we will think nothing of going a year or two before even contemplating getting them professionally cleaned.

 It seems a fairly shocking fact but as long as you take precautions to regularly deep clean your carpets then the problem will be minimised quite considerably. If you think about it,  carpets are walked on all the time and therefore there would be transfer of dirt, grime and grease from shoes and boots that have been in the outside world to the carpets in your home or office. This means a copious amount of bacteria and allergens are residing in your carpets and over time more and more is added through constant use of the carpets.  The only way you can eliminate this problem is by having them deep cleaned a couple of times a year or if you are able to purchase new carpets. However cleaning is by far the cheaper option!