According to a carpet study conducted by HomeAdvisor in 2021, the average carpet has 5.7 times more germs than a toilet seat!It’s not something we like to admit but most carpets are dirtier than we think. Here are just a few scary facts:
Did You Know That The Average Carpet Is Dirtier Than Toilet Seats?
- Your carpet is the biggest air filter in your home. The inside of your house acts like a trap for dust, dirt, pet dander, and more. In fact, indoor air usually contains twice as much dust as the air outside.
- Each ounce of carpet dust can support up to 2,000 dust mites, thriving on dead skin cells and nesting in your carpet. The residue they leave behind mixes with dust and becomes airborne, and can become a cause of allergies.
- Every year, you’ll end up accumulating several pounds of soil in and under your carpet.
- The American Lung Association recommends vacuuming three times a week and deep clean carpets twice a year to prevent potential health complications.