Remember those carefree days, relaxing around the house, walking around in your stocking feet, usually male white athletic socks, and have your spouse or mom point out how dirty your socks were and why you insist in walking outside within clean socks she washed and cleaned for you? You look at the socks, and point out that you’ve been inside the whole time- then the silent looks to each other, each thinking “walking on the carpet did this?” Yup!
Carpet, by its very nature, is a natural dust and dirt magnetic field. Today’s carpet is made out of a involving natural and man made materials, such as wool blends, various polymers, nylon and Dacron based threads. Fibers are usually twisted around a strong core, either warped or insured. These fibers are bonded to the backing by strong adhesives or woven through a backing mat. Pile fibers might be cut or looped, of varying lengths, such as kitchen, short pile, long pile or the memory indulging shag.
Because of the construction materials, manufacturing processes as the patterns, carpet is a perfect storm for gathering dirt, toxins and grime. We all know what happens to the underside soles of a brand new pair of shoes after walking outside the first time- the simple coating of everyday yuck is placed on carpet every day all day. Fiber edges grab dirt, liquid residue, oils, toxins and more assorted things than merits thinking about. HVAC systems, residential and commercial, also blow various pollens, insect detritus, flaked skin and plain old dirt everywhere over the carpet surface, no matter how complicated the liver. All carpet fibers are subject to static electricity and some fibers are treated to be somewhat static resistant; but any static will attract contaminants. Stain treatment, since Teflon, is also referred to as addition to carpet fibers- but all this does is make cleanup of liquids and stain inducing materials easier- dirt still gets into treated carpet fibers. So unless your carpet is in a professional class 6 clean room-it’s going to get scummy.
Some homes insist a person need to leave your shoes by the entry door, and walk around the carpet barefoot or in your clothes. By initial thought that might seem like a super way to keep your carpet exempt from many dirt sources, but the opposite is true. Oils from feet, even through socks, will get within carpet fibers and dramatically attract contaminates.
There is another important reason to keep your carpets clean- if any of the residents of your office or home are subject to respiratory distress-upper or lower- filthy carpet can greatly expand the contaminants that help cause that distress. It’s a medically researched fact that this clean carpet decreases a couple of causes of Asthma or other respiratory ailments.
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