How Dirty Carpets Can Affect Your Health

Do you remember the last time you had your carpets professionally cleaned? Although your carpets may look clean, vacuuming only picks up around 15% of the dirt, debris, and allergens from your carpet. That is where The Cooperative Cleaning Company comes in!


We use the HOST “dry” extraction carpet cleaning process that is much more efficient than steam cleaning or carpet shampooing. It works as a sponge would, washing and absorbing dirt from your carpet fibers. This is the type of clean that will get your carpets looking great and smelling great, and it will rid your home of harmful bacteria, toxins, and pesticides that could be trapped in your carpeting.


Dirty carpets are known to hold up to 8 times their weight in bacteria and dirt. Don’t let dirty carpets be the reason you and your family are getting sick. We don’t want to scare you, but we have listed out a few possible health issues that you and your family could be experiencing if your carpets are not cleaned by professionals at least annually.


  • Respiratory Issues: Your family could be experiencing cold-like symptoms like simple coughing and runny noses because of dust mites, dirt, pet hair, and human skin cells that are stuck in your carpet’s fibers.
  • Skin Irritation & Infection: A dirty carpet can trap both living and non-living irritants that can cause your skin to swell, be itchy, and even develop athlete’s foot.
  • Allergies: If someone in your family has a pre-existing allergy, they can suffer an allergic attack when they come in contact with a dirty carpet’s accumulated contents.


In order to get your floors, carpets, and rugs cleaned properly, call The Cooperative Cleaning Company. We will help you keep a cleaner and healthier home! You will be simply amazed at how clean and fresh your home looks and smells. Call us today to book a service.