Could your carpets be making your family sick?
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Dirty Carpets May Cause:

  • Sneezing
  • Itchy and watery eyes
  • Runny nose
  • Coughing
  • Congestion


Pet dander, dust mites, and other allergens get trapped in your carpet where they stay until they are removed. Dust mites feed off your dead skin cells and can live in your carpet for up to 10 weeks. You can't see them with the naked eye, but that doesn't mean they aren't there.

Each week, a female dust mite can lay about 30 new dust mite babies. At the rate they multiply, your home can soon become a breeding ground for allergen causers. This puts anyone prone to allergies or asthma in a tough position as dust mites trigger or worsen symptoms!

zoomed in microscopic photo of a dust mite crawling in Bellingham wa

The Flu:

The norovirus can survive in your carpet for up to six weeks. It causes similar symptoms to those of the stomach flu or food poisoning- yikes! As people walk across the carpet, the virus can become airborne and infect the people in your home. During winter months this can be especially concerning. It is peak season for viruses to spread.

Other Bacteria:

Many bacteria can survive in your carpet for weeks on end. They thrive in warm, dark places... in other words, your carpet.

What Should I do?

First and foremost, vacuum regularly. Secondly, schedule a professional carpet cleaning. Some bacteria are too difficult to remove without help from A+ Chem-Dry!

Chem-Dry of Bellingham carpet cleaning technician cleaning carpets in Bellingham WA

When A+ Chem-Dry cleans carpet we remove 98% of allergens from carpet and upholstery along with 89% of airborne bacteria. Cleaner carpets contribute to cleaner air.

Your carpets could be making your family sick, so you need a carpet cleaning to keep them healthy. Book with A+ Chem-Dry for a cleaning that makes the difference and keeps your home clean and healthy!