When it comes down to it, appearances can easily fool humans. This is especially tru when it comes to looking at the carpeting throughout our home. Stains are noticed, but the surface area of a carpet is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to how clean the carpet actually is.

The truth is that carpets are really a breeding ground for many little creatures. This is the case no matter where you live and both commercial and residential carpets are at risk. Many people do not realize that a carpet can hold up to four times its weight in just dirt. Dirt and other things that are tracked into your home will sink into the fibers of your carpet and hide well under the surface. This dirt is nearly impossible to get rid of.

The dirt that is hiding in your carpet is full of bacteria. If you are suffering from allergies and other congestive type issues, there is a good chance that the bacteria in your carpet is the culprit. This is why it is important to make sure that you are having your carpets professionally cleaned at least once or twice each year.