4 Contaminants Hiding in Your Carpets Although you may vacuum weekly, there are still plenty of contaminants hiding your carpets! These sneaky contaminants can impact the indoor air quality of your home and even the health of your family and pets. Professional carpet cleaning in VA Beach can help remove these particles so you can live in a healthy, happy, and clean home environment!

1. Bacteria

The most dangerous hazard found in carpet is what you can’t see. Bacteria like Salmonella, Staph, and E Coli can be trapped in carpet and can make you sick by direct contact or by being transferred to the air you breathe. In fact, your carpet likely has a whopping 40,000 times more bacteria than your toilet seat!

2. Soil, Dust, & Dirt

The average home accumulates about 40 pounds of dust each year. If you or other family members suffer from allergies or respiratory illnesses, your living space may be making these issues worse.

3. Dander, Hair, & Dead Skin

Pet hair and dander as well as dead skin from humans can attract fleas, ticks, and dust mites that can burrow in your carpet fibers. Don’t let these critters lurk in your carpet! Professional carpet cleaning in Virginia Beach removes what these bugs feed on—and these allergy-causing bugs themselves.

4. Mold & Mildew

Mold and mildew grow quickly in damp carpets, especially in homes near bodied water— like VA Beach! If your home has had a leaky pipe, flooding, or any type of water damage, your carpets become the perfect breeding ground for mold and mildew growth. At Southside Chem-Dry, our water damage restoration in VA Beach works quickly to extract water, minimizing the damage to your carpet and eliminating potential health concerns that may arise from stagnant water build-up. Once the water is removed and your carpets are dry, we’ll deep-clean them to remove any bacteria, dirt, and residue to ensure that you and your family are well taken care of.

Get a Healthier Home with VA Beach Carpet Cleaners 

The good news is, Southside Chem-Dry is your top choice for VA Beach carpet cleaners. We have carpet cleaning solutions that protect your family and pets from these harmful contaminants. Keep these hazards at bay by scheduling professional carpet cleanings twice each year—or every three to four months if you have indoor pets.

We look forward to helping you have a safer, cleaner, healthier home!