Carpeting can be a great flooring option at home. It adds warmth, comfort and feels good on bare feet. But because of all the traffic it encounters, it tends to get pretty dirty over time. In fact, it’s a germ hotspot and can be 4,000 times dirtier than your toilet seat — ew! “Rugs are botanical and zoological parks,” microbiologist Dr. Philip Tierno quoted, and mentioned that they can have many different organisms living in them.
So what’s the best way to clean your carpets? It’s suggested that hiring a professional once a year for a deep cleaning is most recommended. But weekly maintenance is super important as well. We also recommend to vacuum regularly and apply soil retardants and baking soda to the surface.
We knew this wall-to-wall textile could end up spotty, but we had no idea there could be so many creepy crawlers lingering in the fibers. So be sure to pay extra attention to your rugs this weekend if you’re doing some spring cleaning.