How Safe, Fresh and Clean Is The Carpeting In Your Home?

Environmentally responsible carpet cleaning for the health of your family.

When it comes to healthy living, many of us feel we have everything checked. From the food we eat, to the water we drink, many of us are more concerned about a healthy lifestyle than ever before. There is something many of us miss however.

According to a recent article by Market Watch, there are hidden health hazards right underneath your feet. They are in your carpets and rugs and could be negatively impacting your overall health. If you were to tell someone their carpet contains more bacteria per square inch than their toilet, they probably wouldn’t believe you. Unfortunately however, it is true. Within many carpets you find dirt, dust mites, molds, oils and other potentially harmful pollutants.

“If you think about the places you walk, this makes sense,” Dr. Gerba says. “Public restrooms, for example, are a prime source for fecal matter. You also pick up viruses on your shoes, and so when you walk around you leave a trail of virus and bacteria. You’re also probably picking up food as well, making your shoe a Happy Meal for germs.”

Furthermore, Dr. Gerba says, children can get sick from the germs tracked into the house. He gives as an example going to a daycare center and walking around, picking up a rotavirus on your shoes and coming home and tracking it onto the carpet. Children, especially babies and toddlers, not only are lower to the ground, they’re more intimate with their environment. Dr. Gerba says the germiest hands in your house are those of kids returning from playgrounds or day care centers.

“Children around 2 years of age put their fingers to their faces almost 50 times per hour,” Dr. Gerba says. “They don’t have the sense to wash every time they touch the ground. At that age, they’re always touching the ground.”

Many of us vacuum our carpets regularly to clean them up and to prevent dirt from accumulating. But vacuuming can’t remove oils and viruses that serve as an attractant for other contaminates such as pollen, pet dander and dust mites.

Pathogens and dirt build up slowly over time to the point where it can cause health risks to your family. If you are having any trouble with allergies or colds it could be because of these unseen visitors.  Since you can’t see them and they can’t easily clean them up, contaminates end up staying in your carpets and causing sickness to your family.  Fleas, dust mites, mold and bacteria can make a comfortable home right under your feet without you even knowing it.

Like other problems that can hide in carpets, vacuuming can’t fully remove them. While vacuuming plays an important role in maintaining the “look” of your carpeting, even with the most powerful consumer vacuum cleaner on the market can only remove approximately 75% of the “loose” sand and dirt that accumulates at the bottom of a carpets pile.

And remember, vacuuming only removes dirt and sand, NOT oils, viruses and dust mites.

Regular carpet cleaning using high steam extraction and environmentally responsible cleaning solutions is the Number One recommendation by ALL MAJOR CARPET MILLS for the proper care and maintenance of carpeting.  In fact, all major carpet cleaning warranties demand professional carpet cleaning every 12-18 months if the homeowner is interested in protecting their carpets warranty.  Your local carpet cleaning rental machine does not qualify as a professional carpet cleaning.

Tru-Clean is a family owned environmentally responsible carpet, tile and upholstery cleaning company serving all of Cape Coral, Fort Myers, Lee, Collier and Charlotte County.  Our technicians are certified by the world’s most respected certification body for textile professionals and we are fully licensed and insured.  Tru-Clean maintains an “A” rating with Angie’s List and the Better Business Bureau and our cleaning solutions are environmentally friendly, anti-allergen, kid and pet safe and leave behind no caustic residues.

Tru-Clean specializes in anti-allergen, deep carpet cleaning. Our thoroughly exhaustive multi-step carpet cleaning process is designed to leave your carpets fresh and clean while eliminating contaminates that are detrimental to your family’s health and indoor air quality.

For more information on Tru-Clean please visit us online at or give us a call any time at 239-541-4888 – Lee, 239-206-1935 – Collier or 941-621-2198 – Port Charlotte.

So what’s hiding in your carpet? Maybe it’s time the answer to that question is NOTHING!

Tru-Clean services the cities of Cape Coral, Fort Myers, North Fort Myers, Fort Myers Beach, Lehigh Acres, Punta Gorda, Estero, Bonita Springs, Sanibel, Marco Island, Pine Island and Naples FL.

Our services include:  Thoroughly exhaustive carpet cleaning, tile and grout cleaning, restortive upholstery and leather cleaning, anti-allergen mattress cleaning, pet urine and odor control, grout sealing, staining and coloring, environmentally responsible green cleaning, anti-allergen treatments, carpet repair and carpet bleach stain repair.