How Does Carpet Get so Dirty??

The first thing you as the home owner needs to understand is where the dirt on your carpet comes from. Contrary to popular belief, a dirty carpet is no only one with visible stains. In fact you can have a stainless carpet that is dirtier than one with a stain. This is because most of the particles responsible for soiling the carpet are tiny and very hard to visualize making it seem like they are not there. Below is how these get onto the carpet making it dirty.

1. Dirty shoes
If you are one of those people who doesn’t take off their outdoor shoes when the walk into the house then you might just be the source of all your carpet’s problems. Dirty shoes drug in everything from soil and mud to germs and all other sorts of weirdness from the great outdoors. For the most part, these contaminants are hard to spot and might have you thinking that you are not costing your carpet’s clean freshness.

2. Dirty house slippers
Most people do not realize this but dirty house slippers could also be a cause of dirt on carpets. In this case, the slippers transfer things like dust, food particles and other contaminants from different parts of the home to your carpet. In this case, the best thing for you to do is to ensure that you wash your slippers on a regular basis.

3. Pets
If you have a pet like a cat or dog then this will be the number one source of dirt on your carpet. Balancing being a pet owner and having a carpet in your home is hard but not impossible. All you have to do is to ensure that you go out of your way to clean up after your furry buddy as often as possible. One of the most common ways pets make carpets dirty is by shedding fur. The hair itself acts as a sort of trap for other particles including dirt which makes the situation a whole lot worse. They also soil the carpet by drugging things like mud from outside and saw dust from litter boxes onto the fibers as they walk around. Finally, with pets you always have to worry about poop and pee messes on the carpet.

4. Food spills
Food is another reason why carpets tend to get very dirty very quickly. On one hand, you could have a visible stain from spilled food or drinks. On the other hand, it could be tiny invisible spills like bread crumbs that do not really seem to be there at all. Whether conspicuous or discrete, there is no denying the fact that food can and will make your carpet dirty with time.

5. Human hair and skin
This might be gross but it is one of the leading sources of dirt on carpets. Like the airborne particles, these tend to be invisible to bare eyes and therefore tend to go unnoticed. However, with time they will make your carpet super dirty and gross.

 

 

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