dirty carpet cleaning


Did you know that there are about 200,000 bacteria that live in the typical home’s carpet? It might be hard to believe, but your carpet is one of the most germ-filled areas of your house. Yes, even dirtier than a toilet seat! Carpet is home to about 4,000 times more bacteria than the average toilet seat!

Where Do The Bacteria Come From?

how healthy is your carpet novatoSo how does all of this nasty bacteria end up in your carpet? There are actually a lot of ways in which different types of bacteria make their way into the carpet. Anytime you walk into your home with shoes on, you are tracking in all kinds of germs from your shoes. Just think of all of the different places those shoes have been. These bacteria might include different strains of E.coli, most of which are harmless, but others that could make you sick. The best way to avoid this is to remove your shoes before stepping on your floors.

Another way that bacteria makes its way into your carpet is through coughing, sneezing and dirty hands. Staph is a bacteria that lives in the nose or on the skin and can be transmitted to your carpet very easily. This could also lead to a number of illnesses.

Lastly, salmonella is another form of bacteria that is commonly found in carpet. This can come from contaminated food on your hands when you touch a carpeted area. It can also be tracked in from outside. And this might be a little more than you want to know, but it can also be transmitted through pet poop.

How To Take Care Of It

Unlike many of the know dirty items in our homes like the kitchen and bathroom, we can’t just run a cleaning wipe over them to kill the germs. In order to help prevent these types of germs and bacteria from taking over in your carpet, we strongly recommend that you have your carpets deep cleaned at least twice a year. Clean Living Chem-Dry’s professional carpet cleaning service can clean and sanitize your carpets to help remove bacteria and germs. On top of that, it is possible to add protectants to carpets to help them resist stains!

Routine vacuuming is important, but most vacuums don’t have the suction power to remove all of these germs. Our professional carpet cleaning service will not only give you peace of mind about having sanitized carpets, but it will also leave your home feeling healthy, clean and fresh.

Home Health Study

Our mission is to help people live healthier lives. To ensure that our processes can provide the results you want to maintain a clean and healthy home, we had independent laboratories test our core cleaning methods against some of the most common unhealthy elements found in homes – allergens and bacteria. We’re happy to share those results with you.

Studies have shown that our Chem-Dry process removes 98% of allergens from carpet and 89% of airborne bacteria! That is a huge difference if the quality of the air you breathe. 

Take 15% off your next upholstery cleaning service from Clean Living Chem-Dry in Novato and San Rafael! Call us today at 415-897-5337 for your free, no-obligation cleaning quote.