Carpets can hold a massive amount of junk sifted down between the fibers and even into the padding beneath the carpet.
According to the Environmental Protection Agency there are many potential contaminants in a home, including pet dander and hair, dust mites, secondhand smoke, mold, and pesticides. Many of these contaminants can play a role in allergies. Because carpet can collect these and other contaminants, regular cleaning of carpets is critical in reducing the impact of allergies.
These same contaminants can also exist in the workplace, further compounding problems. Because it is particularly important to remove these contaminants without causing them to be disturbed and blown back into the air where they can settle on other surfaces or be breathed in, it’s a good idea to clean your carpet with a water-filtered vacuum cleaner or even bring in a commercial steam cleaning company.