As the weather gets colder and we spend more time inside you should know what your family is exposed to!
- The Norwalk virus or Norovirus (virus that causes stomach flu) can survive on an uncleaned carpet for a month or more.
- Microbiologists have identified air blown from a running vacuum cleaner as one of the five places in the home that has the highest number of germs. Other places include dish sponges, washing machines, bathroom toilets during a flush, and kitchen trash cans.
- Each year, several pounds of soil can accumulate in and under a carpet. Offshore Carpet Cleaning can remove this from your carpets in one cleaning.
- The 5-second rule is a myth: bacteria can live after 4 weeks on carpet. And, thanks to “microbial adhesion”, germs such as the following are immediately transferred to food: Salmonella typhimurium, Salmonella enteritis (bacterium that causes horrible diarrhea and vomiting) and Campylobacter…
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