Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Hasta la Vista to Dirt, Bacteria and Carpet Grime!

I found this infographic to be a tad bit disturbing. The walkway at our front door (just past the tile entry) is getting so downtrodden from winter traffic that I can't help but wonder if it is a culprit for the grime mentioned therewithin.

We vacuum daily but only have the carpets cleaned professionally once a year (right after winter packs up for the season and leaves). If you have carpeting, how often do you have yours done? Will this change your mind on how you look at/care for your carpet?


Source: eReplacementParts.com

27 comments:

Angelic Sinova said...

Woah, this was definitely eye opening. We only have carpet in our basement (but we recently had to have it removed due to a flooding last Spring.) We only had it professionally cleaned maybe twice within a ten year period (I know, so bad.) We are looking to put new carpeting down there and are definitely going to take better care of it <3

Janine Huldie said...

We got rid of our carpets recently as we opted for laminate and when the carpets were removed you had to see all the soot and dust that came up with it. Definitely eye opening for sure.

Masshole Mommy said...

Our entire first floor is hard wood, but upstairs we have off white carpeting. Trust me, I didn't choose it - it was already installed when we bought the house.

Andrea Ata said...

Great infographic! Will refer to when I finally get around to cleaning the rugs: a must to get rid of dust mites!

Sandee said...

We have our own cleaner and hubby does the rug in sections. High traffic areas are done more often. It's a maze of ugly if they aren't cleaned often. Vacuuming is essential too.

Have a great day. ☺

Pat Hatt said...

A reason why me and my OCD will never have carpet, soo nasty. Never knew that about the vacuum though, nasty too lol

Ashley @ Growing Up Momma said...

Wow, this inforgraphic is beyond disturbing! We ripped out all the carpeting in our house after we purchased it in August and laid down hardwood. I have never been happier about that decision than I am right this very second lol!

2justByou said...

OK...This infographic is reinforcing my decision to get rid of our carpeting as soon as we can. EW! We usually vacuum twice a day, but still...

(Terry) My Journey With Candida said...

My whole house is carpet except for the kitchen and bathrooms. Now I wish I wouldn't have gotten it.

Susan Quackenbush said...

This is a great article and I have shared with my husband as he is all about his carpets.

Stephanie said...

We don't have carpets anymore, but when we did, I'd pour baking soda on all of them about once a week before I left for work. If it was Springtime, I'd leave the windows open too. When I got home, the place always smelled so much fresher, and I'd just vacuum up all the baking soda.

Echo A said...

This is super awesome! I love the stain removal guide part! I can definitely use those!

Franc said...

Carpets can be comfy on the foot but it's hard to clean. It's nice that there's these tips to help clean the carpet.

Vidya Sudarsan said...

Thank God, we have hardwood floors! Area rugs get very dirty though. Your infographic is really eye opener.

Jennifer Juro said...

I don't know if I even want to think about what could be in our carpet. We try to clean it once a month with the carpet cleaner!! These are great tips!

Beth Williams said...

Reading those stats, I'm kind of afraid to touch carpet now! Glad I have wood floors :)

Sherrie Bama said...

Got some good tips in this post. Thanks for sharing.

Ashley Howard said...

This is awesome! We have carpet upstairs and our vacuum cleaner is broken PLUS we have only had our carpet cleaned once... because our water heater burst. I don't even want to think about what's in their carpets!!

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AnnaZed said...

Terrifying, and I'm such a slacker about vacuuming! What makes it worse is pets, and I have two of 'em!

Launna said...

Thankfully I don't have carpet but I have worked extremely hard this
Winter to sweep and mop a couple of times a week... there has been so much salt and dirt coming into the house do the nasty Winter we have had... Have a great weekend Rosey xox

Carly said...

I love this infographic! We actually just moved into a place with no carpet......but our old place was ALL rugs!

lauriel said...

Great infographic, particularly the part about how to clean various stains! I haven't lived in a place with carpet for a little while now (all hardwood! Which is easy to keep clean, but not as comfy), but I can appreciate all the tidbits shared. Thanks!

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lauriel
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Lauren Richardson said...

I had no idea that carpets were so dirty!! I need to get my carpets clean ASAP haha!

Miranda Myrabev said...

This is such an interesting infographics, i am definitely thinking twice about the bacteria on my carpet and so far not impressed. Thanks for sharing this definitely an eye opener

Colette S said...

I've always thought that was how carpets were. That is why I don't want shoes in my home.
and I really want them cleaned again.
And I want them gone from the house!
Thanks for sharing.

Penny said...

Great information in this post! I'm going to print this and keep in handy so if we get a strain I'll know how to remove it.

~ Noelle said...

I love that we own a steam cleaner now ;)