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The Nasty Things Living and Thriving in Your Home’s Carpets

Carpet Cleaning in Auckland Almost everyone in Auckland has carpeting in their homes, from their walls to their floors, with some houses having all rooms even carpeted. Carpets do not only increase a home’s overall value due to their beauty; they also increase comfort and liveability.

However, leaving your carpets uncleaned for long periods of time can wreak havoc to the indoor air quality in your home and affect the health of everyone dwelling in it. According to A-Jet Services Ltd, studies have confirmed that ill-maintained carpets are thousands and thousands much dirtier than toilets, so allowing them to remain as is can lead to these nasty things living and thriving in them:

Faecal bacteria

This is especially true for households with pets like dogs and cats as well as babies and toddlers who wear diapers. Dog waste can cause stomach cramps and diarrhoea. Worse, it can lead to intestinal illness as well as kidney disorders. In addition, the faecal bacteria in pet wastes (especially from dogs) carry the most common causes of worm infections, such as roundworms, tapeworms, Corona, Giardiasis, and Salmonellosis.


The Norovirus, named after a NoV strain (now known as the Norwalk Strain) originated from none other than Norwalk, Ohio, where the first major yet sudden outbreak of diarrhoea and vomiting took place. Linked to stomach flu, noroviruses can stay alive in unkempt carpets for several weeks. Exposure to this strain can cause sudden vomiting, watery diarrhoea, stomach cramps, and nausea.


As for allergens, pollutants, and contaminants, there are so many of them that may already be living and prospering in your carpets. From dust mites to mould spores, saliva to animal dander, and skin shedding to urine or faecal matter from other pets such as hamsters and rabbits, these things can attract many different disease-causing microorganisms.

All in all, although regularly vacuuming your carpets on your own will help keep them clean, this does not mean that you have done a thorough, deep-cleaning job. To really have a solid barrier from the health effects of the above-mentioned nasty things living in your carpets, call upon the services of a reliable company offering carpet cleaning in Auckland.