Two Harmful Types Of Bacteria That Could Be Hiding In Your Carpet

Most people think their home is clean. After all, you spend countless hours scrubbing the countertops, disinfecting the doorknobs, and even vacuuming the floor, but just how clean is your home? When it comes to your carpet, it's probably not as clean as you might think. Here are just some of the things that could be lingering inside your carpet.

Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus

More than likely you've never heard of methicillin-resistant staphylococcus aureus, but if anyone in your home spends a lot of time at the gym, it's possible that this bacterium is in your home. More formally known as MRSA, this growth runs rampant in moist and heavily populated areas like the gym.

When you visit the gym and walk on the floor, you then track this growth into your home when you walk on the carpet. MRSA can produce serious symptoms even in healthy individuals. While a professional cleaning can eliminate this growth, it's best to be proactive. Before walking inside your home it's best to take off your shoes and leave them in the garage to avoid tracking this inside your home.

E.Coli And Fecal Coliform Bacteria

Whether you spent the day in the city visiting a number of unsightly public bathrooms or you and your dog had an eventful day at the dog park, you could be introducing bacteria from fecal waste into your home. When you walk in either of these types of environments, it's highly likely that you could come in contact with E.Coli, found in humans or fecal coliform bacteria, which is found in pets.

When you walk inside your home with your shoes on, you're simply embedding these bacteria in your carpet. Should you come in contact with these bacteria, you could experience diarrhea and in serious cases, respiratory illnesses. For your pet, the threat is even more serious, as the bacteria found in their waste can sometimes contain roundworm larvae, which could cause your pet to lose their eye sight. The best defense against this is to always remove your shoes before walking on the carpet.

What's in your carpet could be putting your family's health at risk. Make sure you are taking proactive steps to minimize exposure to these harmful germs inside your home and more importantly, have your carpet cleaned by a professional. Speaking with a cleaning specialist like Chem Dry Springfield can help you determine just how often you need to have your carpet cleaned to ensure safety.