We all know the importance of keeping our homes clean. You take the time to wash down your countertops and scrub your bathrooms, but there’s another location you might be missing, and it’s staring right up at you—the floor.
Every time you, a family member, a friend, a neighbor, or even your pet walks into your home, they are bringing more than just themselves in the door. Dirt, germs, dust, pollen, and chemicals can potentially be in your carpet and you are exposing yourself to these toxins with every step you take.
In addition to walking on the carpet, what are children being exposed to as they play on the floor or as infants crawl on the floor?
Dust mites, although practically invisible to the naked eye, are possibly lurking in your carpets and feeding off your dander—the small flakes of skin and hair that come off all of us, all day. The waste from dust mites is a large cause of allergy and asthmas, especially in children.1
When you quickly go over the carpet with your regular vacuum, you might think the job is done and the floor is clean, but if you were to put a microscope on your floor you might be shocked at what your vacuum has left behind.