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What Lives Inside Your Carpets

What Lives Inside Your Carpets

A cursory look at your carpet does not make you realize that it may contain 200,000 bacteria per square inch or that it may top your toilet seat when it comes to harboring filth. In fact, according to Men’s Health, an average indoor carpet can be about 4,000 times dirtier than a toilet seat. Scary thought, right?

Let’s give you a microscopic journey inside your carpets to help you understand their creepy residents better:


Bacteria, such as E. coli and other members of the pneumonia family, can innocently enter your carpets through pets or soles of shoes. Once bacteria reach the fabric of your carpets, it provides a superb breeding ground for them to grow and thrive.


Ever wondered why your kid sneezes and coughs in the room containing the carpet? This is because your carpet may be home to nasty allergens and antigens that may be causing these allergic reactions. Individuals with hypersensitive immune systems are more prone to have them.

Dust Mites

Although not as dangerous themselves, dust mites create large quantities of microscopic waste that can prove to be harmful for you and your family members. The deleterious effects of the waste include problems with breathing and respiration.


If you are living in an environment that’s humid, mold can easily develop inside your carpets. The reason that it would be difficult for you to notice is that there is no strange smell or signs when mold is developing inside your carpet’s fibers.

Pet Hair and Dander

If you have a pet in your house, it is very unlikely that its hair or fur shreds do not make their way towards the depth of your carpets. This entrapment of pet hair and dander is not good and can also lead to certain allergic reactions.


Certain creepy creatures, such as bedbugs, fleas and ticks may lurk inside your carpets. Not only are these critters aesthetically displeasing to the eye, they can also carry certain infectious diseases with them. Removing them immediately from your carpet is very important.

What Lives Inside Your Carpets

Remnants of Spilled Food and Drink

Not only can spilled food and drinks leave hideous marks, they can also prove to

be great hosts for bacteria and other contaminants. Furthermore, they can leave behind nasty odors. Make sure you immediately clean any

remnants before they start spreading their damaging effects.

Cleaning these appalling microscopic creatures is a daunting task – one that requires services of expert professionals. From carpet stretching to water damage carpet repair, we at SOL Carpet Repair are one of the best carpet cleaning services in Baltimore.


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