Can Dirty Carpet Cause Allergies?

Carpets can truly enhance the beauty of your interior and that's the reason why so many people install them in their homes. However when it comes to the carpet cleaning of the dirty carpets most people take it lightly. There is very less awareness among the carpet owner about the allergies that dirty carpets can cause to the residents of the house. If the carpets are not cleaned regularly they can be cause for many armful diseases.

Dirty carpet cause allergies

5 Health Problems Caused by Dirty Carpets


1. Asthma Due to Damp Carpets

People living in the proximity of dirty damp carpets have more chances of getting infected by asthma. There are organisms known as microbial growth and volatile organic compounds that are present in damp carpets that are unclean. These organisms can cause the users of the dirty damp carpet bronchial asthma. This form of asthmas is one of the deepest for this disease.

2. Dust Mites in Dirty Carpets

Not cleaning the carpets for long time may lead to the formation of dust mites in them. Due to reason that dust mites survive on bacteria, human skin cells and fungi, which are easily available in dirty carpets, you can easily find dust mites flourishing in carpets. Therefore regular cleaning of carpets is necessary for their removal. After their death, these dust mites turn into carcasses and enter into human body through inhalation. They can cause several nose irritation, eye irritation, and rashes to human body.

3. Mould Due to Unclean Carpets

Mould tend to develop in unclean carpets and grow rapidly if they are id carpet cleaning is not done. Allergens and bacteria that are present in the mould can attack your respiratory system and cause serious complications. If your body is infected by these bacteria then it can weaken your immune system. If you are experiencing symptoms of cold infection regularly, without any reason, then it's better to call carpet cleaning services.

4. Athlete's Foot

It has been said earlier, that by not cleaning your carpet, you give several types of bacteria, fungi and other parasitic organisms' space to flourish in your carpet. But they don't just get into your body through respiratory system, if you have a wound or cut in your foot and you walk on a dirty and infected carpet there is good chance that you may suffer from athlete's foot due to infection.

5. Mycotoxins

Unclean carpets are great environment for mycotoxins and therefore when your body is exposed to them you can experience several complications. Mycotoxins are associated with the infections of the stomach and they also damage the defense mechanism of your body. They can also cause allergies which can lead to inflammation in your respiratory system. Mycotoxins can also be the cause for alleviation of existing allergies in your body as they weaken your defense mechanism.

Conclusion

The allergies mentioned above are some of the several health problems which you may face due to dirty carpets. However it is must that carpet cleaning should be done in proper way which actually removes all the bacteria, fungi and other harmful materials that are present in the carpet.
 
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