your carpet has a cold
Updated: Mar 9
How can your carpet catch a cold? In the same way that you can. When there are cold and flu germs in the air, and you're in the same place as someone who isn't feeling great, chances are, you're going to pick up the cold and spread it to more people unintentionally. Your carpet goes through the same cycle. When someone enters your home with a cold, your carpet is exposed to those germs and will catch that cold.
Your carpet holds in germs with an iron grip. When that cold or flu goes through your home it feel like it's never going to leave and once it finally does you're so thankful. But it's not 100% gone. The Norwalk Virus or Norovirus which causes the stomach flu, can survive on an unclean carpet for a month or even longer. A whole month with a virus in your house? That's crazy and doesn't sound good at all. No home needs to feel sick for a month and if you can get rid of that virus then do it!
Carpets need to be taken care of so that's why it's important to get them cleaned professionally every 12-18 months but regular vacuuming of the home 1-2 days per week will help to eliminate the surface germs in the carpet. Professional carpet cleaning can save you from a lot of future colds being trapped in your home and if you feel like your kids always have runny noses or are always dealing with a cold, it might be because your carpet needs to be cleaned to get those viruses out of your home.
It also may be time to have your upholstery cleaned as well. Just like carpets, couches, love seats, and chairs all can catch colds too.
Now that school is back in session, the kids will be bringing home colds more often than anyone enjoys. So get the carpets and upholstery cleaned today to make your home a healthy space. We are always happy to answer your questions so don't hesitate to give us a call!