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Woah, wait? Could your carpets be making your family sick? 

Yes, they could.

boy sneezing into a tissue in Napa CaDirty Carpets May Cause The Following Symptoms:

  • Sneezing
  • Itchy and watery eyes
  • Runny nose
  • Coughing
  • Congestion


Pet dander, dust mites, and other allergens get into your carpet where they stay until they are removed. Dust mites feed off your dead skin cells and can live in your carpet for up to 10 weeks. Each week, a female dust mite can lay about 30 new dust mite babies. At the rate they multiply, your home can soon become a breeding ground for allergen causers. This puts anyone prone to allergies or asthma in a tough position. 

dirty carpet getting cleaned by Chem-Dry of Napa Valley in Napa Ca great resultsThe Flu:

To have the flu is to hate the flu. When you are lying sick in bed after throwing up for days, you would do anything to feel well again. The norovirus can survive in your carpet for six weeks after you have the flu. When people walk across the carpet the virus becomes airborne and can infect the other people in your home. A preventative carpet cleaning can help stop the flu from spreading.

Other Bacteria:

Carpet that isn't regularly vacuumed or maintained can be a perfect breeding ground for bacteria.

What Should I do?

girl and boy smiling on clean carpet in Napa Ca

1. Vacuum. Prevent dirt build up by vacuuming regularly.

2. Schedule a professional carpet cleaning from your trusted Napa carpet cleaner. 

Some bacteria is too difficult to remove without the use of strong machinery. When Chem-Dry of Napa Valley cleans carpet we remove 98% of allergens from carpet and upholstery along with 89% of airborne bacteria. Carpet that is dirty can make your family sick, so don't take the chance. Get your carpet cleaned regularly in Napa California for a healthy home.