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7 Gross Things that Lurk in Your Carpet

by | Nov 1, 2023 | Carpet Pests, Cleaning Tips

Lisa Shultz
November 1, 2023

7 Gross Things that Lurk in Your Carpet with Anderson Carpet Cleaning

When was the last time you cleaned your carpets? If it has been a while, you might be surprised by the disgusting things that are hiding deep within the fibers. At Anderson Carpet Cleaning, we understand the importance of maintaining a clean and healthy home environment. That’s why we want to shed light on the 7 gross things that could be lurking in your carpet right now.

Dust Mites

These microscopic creatures are a common sight in almost every home. Feeding on dead skin cells, dust mites thrive in warm and humid environments, making your carpet an ideal breeding ground. Their presence can trigger allergies and respiratory issues, especially in those who are sensitive to them.

Pet Dander

If you have furry friends, chances are their dander has settled deep into your carpet fibers. Pet dander contains allergens that can cause discomfort and even severe allergic reactions in some individuals. Regularly cleaning your carpets can help minimize these risks.

Bacteria and Germs

Your shoes bring in more than just dirt and dust. They also carry a host of bacteria and germs that can easily find their way into your carpet. Without proper cleaning, these harmful microorganisms can multiply and pose a threat to your health.

Mold and Mildew

If your carpet has been exposed to moisture, it becomes a breeding ground for mold and mildew. These fungi not only emit an unpleasant odor but can also cause respiratory issues and allergies. Proper cleaning and drying techniques are essential to prevent mold growth in your carpets.


Pollen, dust, and other allergens can easily get trapped in your carpet’s fibers, causing discomfort for allergy sufferers. Regular vacuuming and professional carpet cleaning can help remove these allergens, improving the air quality in your home.

Food and Drink Stains

Accidents happen, and when they involve food or drink spills on your carpet, they can become a breeding ground for bacteria. These stains are not only unsightly but can also emit foul odors if not properly cleaned.

Insects and Pests

Creepy crawlies like fleas, ticks, and carpet beetles can find their way into your carpets, especially if you have pets. These pests not only cause irritation and bites but can also damage your carpet fibers. Regular cleaning helps prevent infestations and keeps your carpets pest-free.

Now that you are aware of the gross things that could be hiding in your carpet, it’s time to take action. At Anderson Carpet Cleaning, we specialize in deep cleaning carpets, removing dirt, allergens, and unwanted guests. Our professional team uses state-of-the-art equipment and eco-friendly products to ensure your carpets are not only clean but also safe for you and your family. Don’t let the gross things lurk any longer – schedule your carpet cleaning with Anderson Carpet Cleaning today!

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Lisa Shultz Owner / Manager
Anderson Carpet Cleaning is a family owned business serving the entire Eastside since 1996. Lisa is the proud owner and resides in Duvall with her two kids … and treats every customer as if they are family. Always a stickler for perfection, every carpet, rug or upholstered furniture cleaned by her company is backed with her promise that it will be done to perfection. To talk to Lisa you will immediately feel the extreme passion she has for her company to provide you with a “Red Carpet Experience!” Anderson Carpet Cleaning has five vans with the latest steam cleaning equipment for all residential cleaning needs as well a large “Fuso” truck which offers the ability to clean apartments up as high as the tenth floor! In keeping with the latest in environmentally friendly cleaning soaps and sanitizers, Lisa is always making sure that each product she uses is organic. In fact, she encourages her customers to use the waste water extracted from their home to water their plants and they will flourish!


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