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Don’t Sweep Things Under the Carpet

Aside from the luxury feel or aesthetic appeal, in general, not many of us know what lurks beyond, beneath and within our carpets; deep pile or not.

So, to give you more of an idea, uncover a few fascinating facts about rugs and carpets, below.

  • Did you know, almost all black rugs are dyed to an overly pigmented blue or red? This makes them look black, even though they are not actually black.
  • The Norovirus, which is an extremely contagious stomach bug, can live on the carpet for about a month! So can bacteria. Still think the five-second rule applies?
  • The most common places to harbour the highest number of germs are washing machines, toilets, office desks, rubbish bins (obviously), sink sponges, and air blown from vacuum cleaners.
  • Humans shed over a million skin particles per hour, which will happily settle into your carpet as dust. Nice.
  • Salt is effective at removing footprint stains from some carpets, and brightening them up.
  • Carpets should be cleaned on a regular basis.
  • Carpets and rugs can accumulate dust mites and bed bugs, which can effectively live and thrive in the fibres.
  • Carpets absorb cigarette smoke, so they can pose a lung cancer risk to non-smokers in the household too, including pets.
  • The famous "Magic Carpet" from Aladdin is technically a rug, wouldn't you agree?
  • Clean carpets implement a healthier environment indoors.
  • It isn't just carpets and rugs that need regular cleaning; the fabrics in our furniture absorb similar dirt, so it is worth getting them cleaned too. Furniture and carpets cost a lot of money to replace, so it is much more cost-efficient maintaining and cleaning them than replacing them every few years.
  • Moisture can attract all sorts to your carpets: grime, moths, mites, bacteria, mould and so much more. These things thrive in damp carpets.

So, to ensure you keep your domestic or commercial carpet looking good, fresh and presentable, at a competitive price, give Relkogroup a call today for the best carpet cleaning in Birmingham.

Contact our friendly team on 0800 014 29710800 014 2971 FREE0800 014 2971 or, alternatively, submit your query via the contact us page on our website.