Carpeting can promote a sense of warmth and coziness in any room that has it. However, if you don’t clean your carpets regularly, they’re going to accumulate dirt, and this can have serious consequences. Today, we’ll be looking at the adverse effects of having dirty carpeting.
Higher Chances of Asthma Attacks
Anyone who’s asthmatic will have trouble with dirty carpets. This is because, whenever carpeting gets dirty and damp, it will draw in all kinds of microbes that will be detrimental to people who inhale them. This, in turn, will increase the likelihood of an asthma attack happening.
Fungi love to live on dirty carpeting. When fungi get inhaled, it can result in people getting infections. These infections can spread to other people because of their contagious nature, so it’s important to keep your carpets clean to prevent these infections from ever occurring in the first place.
People Might Encounter Breathing Issues
Breathing difficulties can arise from being near dirty carpeting. This is because mold sticks to dirty carpets, and then people can inhale that mold. Once mold is inhaled, it takes refuge in our respiratory systems, making it tougher for us to breathe. This is especially problematic for people with histories of weakened respiratory systems, as well as children.
Dirty Carpets Can Result in Mycotoxins
Bacteria and microbes turn dirty carpets into their homes, and mycotoxins are among the most dangerous to have. Some microbes come from mold, and they can cause people to develop stomach infections and have their immune systems compromised. In severe cases, when there is a large enough influx of mycotoxins, it can even be life-threatening!
We recommend having carpets professionally cleaned to prevent these dangerous microbes from ever developing. Professionals can also give you advice regarding how often to clean your carpets, and what the best cleaning methods would be.
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