It’s all in the…feet?

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It’s all in the…feet?

Five Reasons to clean your carpet every six to twelve months.


  1. Your feet.

Feet, they seem innocuous enough.  They hide in shoes and socks throughout day, only to come out into the open late at night when we are safely home.  Once inside where no one can see them we let them out to wiggle gleefully on our cozy carpeted floors.  What harm can it do we say to ourselves…what harm indeed.  Did you know that according to, a site on foot health, the average foot has 250,000 sweat glands!  Crazy right!  No wonder they smell so bad.  And how much sweat do those 250,000 sweat glands pump out?  On average your feet pump out a half pint of sweat each day!  When that sweat isn’t oozing into your socks and shoes its seeping into your carpet.  Sure over the course of a day or a week that number is not that significant, but over the course of a year that is almost twenty three gallons of sweat.  The salty and oily residue left behind is not something that a vacuum can pick up.

We give dust such cute and fun names like dust balls and dust bunny’s.  Why that is I don’t exactly know.  According to the cleaning encyclopedia by Don Aslett more than 40 million tons of dust settles on the United States every year.  Of that dust forty pounds of it falls in your house each year.  Trust me when I tell you, there is nothing cute about a forty pound bunny composed entirely of dust.  As much as 80% of that forty pounds of dust gets picked up by dusters, vacuums, and brooms.  The rest of the dust settles into places like the bottom of your carpet backing, and latches on to foot oils in your carpet fibers.

First they were a twinkle in your eye.  Later they were that little butterball that kept you up late at night, but somehow still made you happier than you had ever been in your life.  Then they became a whirlwind of energy and excitement.  Constantly flying from the front yard inside to watch TV, and then back outside to jump on the trampoline, then back inside to wrestle on the couch, then back outside to….well you get the idea.  Sure you take your shoes off at the door and do your best not to track anything into the house, but children.  Well they are a different story.  There is only one statistic for how much dirt a child brings into a house, and it is your eyes, and elbow grease.  You are the one watching them and cleaning up after them every day.

  1. Your Lungs.

Carpet cleaning your house regularly can help pull up pet dander, dust, and pollens that have latched into your carpets.  Removing as much of these as possible can help lessen the effects of asthma, and help you breath better air.

  1. Traffic Lanes

No, I’m not talking about the white dotted lines that separate you from the other cars whizzing home during rush hour.  I’m talking about your carpet.  The most visible effect of not carpet cleaning regularly is traffic lanes.

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