Filed solidly in the “I didn’t want to know that” category comes this list of 50 facts about carpet, mostly relating to how dirty and downright gross they can be. Fear not! Cape Cod Vac offers several products to help clean that carpet, and the air around it. Miele vacuums such as the Miele Quartz offers high quality air clean filters and an array of anti-allergen features sure to keep your carpets clean and safe. For the air we have Austin Air air cleaners such as the HealthMate HM400 which uses medical grade HEPA filters to scrub 60 square feet of air every minute.
Here’s a couple random facts worth highlighting:
Each year, several pounds of soil can accumulate in and under a carpet.
A person sheds about 1.5 million skin flakes an hour, most of which becomes embedded in our carpets.
Scientists believe that more than 43 million tons of dust falls over the U.S. every year. Indoor air usually contains about twice as much dust as the air outside. That’s a million microscopic particles in a cubic inch of air. About 2,000 dust mites can live happily on one ounce of carpet dust.
And a redeeming fact for carpet-lovers sure to make you call a carpet cleaner in between cleaning with your Miele
[box type=”info”] When properly cleaned and maintained, carpeting may improve the quality of air through trapping allergy-inducing dust and allergens. Most people, however, do not clean their carpets correctly, which can actually exacerbate allergies.[/box]
If you’re curious and can’t get enough carpet trivia, be sure to check out the full list of facts at Random Facts.