Out of all the flooring options you can think of, carpets are perhaps the most comfortable and softest type of flooring you can dream of. There’s no better feeling in the world than the brushing of comfy and fluffy fibers against your bare feet while you relax at home. However, that plush pile may be hiding a lot of secrets that you may not know about.

To shed some light on what’s hidden within the fibers, here are six dirty things lying underneath that comfortable exterior:


According to a study published in Scientific Reports, carpeted homes have been found to contain a diverse variety of insects than non-carpeted homes. 

The problem is, most of those insects weren’t actually living on the carpet. More often than not, they entered the house through an open window or door and got stuck in the carpet, where they perished. Unfortunately, their carcass usually just stays there until the next time the carpet gets cleaned! It basically shows that regular and deep carpet cleaning should be done at home unless you want it to become a large bug cemetery.


Carpet fibers are known to soak up fluid and moisture faster than almost any other surface. As such, any drink or sauce you spill on the carpet gets absorbed real quick, making it an ideal breeding ground for mold. 

Most species of mold thrive in dark, damp environments, which is exactly like your carpet if you leave it soaked in fluids all the time.


Pollen season is right around the corner. That means your seasonal allergies will go haywire again because of all the pollen floating around and getting stuck everywhere, including your carpet. People suffering from hay fever or severe asthma may not realize that the very carpet they like to hang out in is the cause of their condition!

Animal Droppings

Whether you’re a cat person or a dog person, it’s almost impossible not to find microscopic bits of animal droppings on your precious carpet. Even if your furry friends did not intentionally leave excrements on the carpet, tiny bits of fecal matter could still cling to their paws and their fur that can get stuck on your carpet fibers. In fact, if you’re not careful, some poop residue could also stick to your shoes which wipes off onto your carpet when you get home!

Human Skin

Do you think that only your pets are capable of leaving bits of their dirty selves in your carpet? Well, that’s where you’re wrong! An average person sheds 1.5 million flakes of dead skin from their body each day. Multiply that by the number of occupants in your home—and you have a party of skin shedders. Those flakes can easily peel off your skin and get wedged between the carpet fibers, which some professional cleaners won’t be so happy about. 


Perhaps the most common form of impurity you’ll find on your carpet are specks of dirt and dust from outside. In fact, several pounds of it can be found throughout the house. All that foot traffic around your home is guaranteed to leave dirt and dust everywhere. Once dirt gets in the carpet, it basically creates the ideal environment for bacteria, mold, and bugs to proliferate.


Your carpet holds many dirty secrets that you may not always realize. Over time, your carpet becomes a sponge of dirt, gunk, and organic matter that warrants some intense vacuuming and cleaning. 

However, no matter how much you sweep and vacuum your carpet, some of those pollutants are bound to get left behind, deeply rooted between the carpet fibers. This is why you need to call a professional to have regular deep cleaning sessions done for your home!

If it’s a superior cleaning service you’re looking for, Complete Carpet and Tile Cleaning is the one to approach! Our highly trained professional cleaners will take good care of your home. We take pride in taking the extra mile to make sure your carpets are spotlessly clean. Expect a level of service like no other! Book an appointment today.

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