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The Health Risks Associated with Poor Carpet Cleaning and Maintenance

Health Risk of Dirty Carpet

Improper carpet cleaning can pose serious health risks. It may look harmless at first, but a filthy, poorly maintained carpet can be a breeding ground for debris, dirt and pests. Carpets which are not properly cleaned can be the hideaway of dead skin cells, dust mites, insect feces and dust mites and harbors disease-causing microbes and bacteria.

Below are some possible health issues that may arise from leaving carpets dirty and poorly maintained:

1. Skin Diseases

Skin Diseases

Athlete’s foot, a contagious fungal infection, can be acquired by walking over a dirty carpet. Open wounds and cuts in human skin easily come in contact with fungi-infested carpet fibres. Chronic itching begins when fungi breed in the breaks of human skin.

A dirty carpet also harbors allergens and irritants which trigger skin asthma attacks and skin swelling, itch and redness.

2. Respiratory Illnesses

Respiratory Illnesses

Breathing problems can arise when dust and dirt embedded in the carpet are inhaled. Exposure to molds and dust mites in carpets can also result in asthma and nasal irritation.

3. Allergic Reactions

Allergic reactions

Carpet fibres contain allergens a hundred times more than those found in hard flooring.[1] Carpets are usually contaminated with allergens, fungi spores, pet hairs and dust mites. These substances trigger allergic reactions such as sneezing and coughing in people with allergies and hypersensitive immune systems.

4. Mycotoxin Infestation

Mycotoxin Infestation

Mycotoxins are among the dangerous microbes found in dirty carpets. They are considered to be the by-product of toxic molds. Absent any proper eradication measures, these microorganisms live longer and still linger even if fungus is gone.  They enter human body through inhalation but can be absorbed by human skin as well. Ordinary vacuuming can worsen the situation because it releases mycotoxins in the air.

Why Hire A Professional Carpet Cleaning Company

To avoid all these health risks, carpets should be regularly maintained. It’s advisable to hire the services of carpet cleaning professionals for a thorough clean. Carpet cleaning is best left in the hands of the professionals because professional carpet cleaners are equipped with specialised knowledge on how to treat carpet stains, given their diverse background in identifying different types of carpet stains and discolourations and treating them according to the nature of stain and carpet fibre.

Avalon Services: A Trusted Name in Carpet Cleaning Industry in Singapore

We specialise in regular carpet maintenance, extraction cleaning, dry foam shampooing, professional spot removal or carpet colour restoration. We adhere to proven-and-tested carpet cleaning methods that comply with our clients’ specific cleaning requirements, time after time.

Our team of certified cleaning technicians in Singapore use eco-friendly cleaning solutions and state of the art cleaning equipment, designed to treat soiled and stained carpets, effectively eliminating deep seated dirt and grime.

Avalon Services has built a reputation for delivering the same exact results: deep, thorough carpet cleaning and disinfection that prolongs carpet life span and leaves clients beyond satisfied. Talk to our team today to learn how we can help you with your carpet cleaning needs.

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