What is Actually in Your Carpets?

Even with a routine vacuuming schedule, there are plenty of reasons you need to invest in carpet cleaning for your Chelmsford or Andover, MA home at least once or twice a year. Though your carpets might look clean from a distance, there are plenty of organisms you cannot see growing and live in your carpets. Here are just a few of the most common:

Dead skin

Did you know that we shed around 1.6 pounds of skin every year? When you have a family living in a household with carpets, you’re bound to have lots of dead skin in your carpets without ever realizing it’s happening!


When spring comes around, we open our windows to let the fresh air in! Though it feels great, pollen quickly enters and settles into the fabrics of our home. This can actually worsen your regular allergy symptoms.


Bacteria is everywhere, but our carpets hold onto a lot. Between healthy bacteria and other germs, we track a lot into our homes throughout the seasons. These bacteria can have an adverse impact on our health and even cause illness.


Much like pollen, dust settles in our home in every crack and crevice. Dust has been connected to a variety of health concerns including respiratory problems. Additionally, dust mites thrive on the other debris in your carpets which contributes to their growth.


Between the rain, snow, and sleet, there are plenty of ways mold can begin growth on your carpets. Mold growth can lead to the production of unhealthy airborne organisms that can impact our health in a variety of ways and make the air unsafe to breathe.

Fortunately, a routine carpet cleaning service can help rid your carpet of these concerns. Our hot carbonating extraction cleaning process removes an average of 98% of common household allergens and 89% of airborne bacteria. On top of all of these great features, we use 80% less water than our competitors, so that means your carpets will dry far faster.

Make deep carpet cleaning a part of your spring chores list and give the experts at Chem-Dry Merrimack Valley a call today in NH at (603) 718-2468 or in MA at (978) 866-7142.