Everyone loves the looks and soft feel of carpeting, but do you know what all is lurking in your carpet? It is estimated that more than 40 pounds of dust is collected in the average home every year!

Most people do not know that most dust is made up of skin flakes. Also interesting is that over 1.5 million dead skin cells are shed by the average human each and every hour!

Something else that collects in your carpet is carcinogens from cigarettes. Children especially are at a higher risk of lung caner in homes with smokers due to they’re spending so much time on the floor.

So what can you do? The IICRC, the Institution of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration recommends the you should have our carpeting professionally cleaned at least once a year. In between cleaning you can maintain your carpet with regular vacuuming.