ICS Magazine

The Dirt on Carpets (and Why You Should Have Them Cleaned)

May 31, 2012

As if you didn’t need another reason as to why regular carpet cleaning is a good idea, consider this recent article posted in a British lifestyle magazine.

“Poor hygiene levels and the presence of potentially hazardous illness-inducing bacteria in our carpets could be putting us as rick, according to new research. 

The independent study of carpets, conducted by Rug Doctor, across Britain revealed the hidden nasties that we just don’t realise are lurking in our carpets.

The study shows dangerously high levels of bacteria such as Salmonella, Shigella and Listeria and most worryingly, a high concentration of Campylobacter, which can be a cause of stomach ulcers. As well as bacteria, the samples by the carpet cleaning machine experts, Rug Doctor also found other hidden dirt including human and pet hair, dust mites, pollen, traces of feces and skin.”

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