Your Carpets are Dirtier Than You Think

It’s true. Yet many of us neglect our carpets and assume vacuuming every once in a while is enough. It’s not. Only professional-grade carpet cleaning can draw out the deep set dirt, grime and bacteria that can settle in your carpet over time. Think about what you do on your carpets every day: Your kids play on it, your pets roll around on it, you drop food and drink on it, you track in dirt with your sneakers. When you get sick, bacteria and germs get in those fibers, too.

In fact, the average home carpet is dirtier than the average home’s toilet seat, harboring about 4,000 times more bacteria!

These are all good reasons to get your carpets cleaned regularly, at least once a year if not more depending on staining. Professional cleaning is your best bet because it involves stronger machines than you can rent, with higher water and steam temperatures and much better suction power.

Dirty Secrets Your Carpet is Keeping From You

If you think about your carpets at all on a daily basis, you may only concern yourself with surface dirt. But there’s a lot more going on behind the scenes than you realize. Here are a few of the dirty secrets your carpet is keeping from you:

  • Bugs: While you may not have live bugs writhing around in your carpet, it’s likely that the fibers have trapped insects over time, where they got caught and perished.
  • Mold: Carpets are like sponges, soaking up spills from beverages as well as small leaks underneath the floor. When that moisture is allowed to collect, it can lead to mold growth, which can lead to a whole host of respiratory issues for occupants.
  • Skin: Flakes of your skin get embedded in the fibers of your carpet, where they are feasted on by dust mites.
  • Pollen: In spring, pollen gets into your home through open windows, landing in your carpets and causing asthma flareups and hay fever.
  • Dog feces: Microscopic bits of dog droppings are in your carpets, from Fido himself and from being tracked in on shoes.
  • Urine: Urine from pets and humans (think: toilet-training toddlers who don’t always make it in time) can oxidize and react with your carpet to change its color over time, not to mention create a foul odor that’s unmistakable.

So, there’s the dirty truth. The next time you plop down on your carpet for story time with your kids, or watch your baby crawl for the first time, think about the last time you had your carpets cleaned. If the answer is never or you can’t remember, it’s time to call your local carpet cleaning professional pronto!

Contact 1st Class Carpet Cleaning and Restoration

Schedule your carpet cleaning in Michigan when you call us at (248) 491-3088. Our Butler System can ensure deep set dirt, grime and bacteria can be lifted out in no time. Get peace of mind knowing you’re living with a truly clean carpet.

I could not be happier with our cleaning service from 1st Class! From my first call, Ginny worked with me to optimize the timing of our cleaning with other work being done, and all communication from there was clear and thorough. Claude and Ginny are genuinely nice people and were a pleasure to work with during the cleaning. They clearly know their stuff and stand behind their work. Results were my formerly bedraggled 9 year old carpets looking brand new and a company I will definitely use again and recommend to others.
Sarah C.
This Company did a fantastic job on our 30+ year old carpet that just won't wear out! While we were moving furniture back afterward, I noticed a strip in a traffic area that didn't look quite right. When I contacted them, they were back out within a few hours and promptly took care of the issue!
Sue G.
Awesome company, my furniture looks amazing. They were clean and professional. Also, on time and went right to work!
michele G.
I saw their google reviews and called them for carpet cleaning. Very professional and the best carpet cleaners I have ever had and very reasonable prices. 😊😊😊
Sneha P.
Very professional, polite, the carpets looked and smelled wonderful!
Christine L.
I called him on Saturday to clean my couch and my chair and they came out on Sunday and did an awesome job. I will be using this company again
Tina S.
This company is amazing! I highly recommend them! They were on time and super friendly and did an amazing job! Great experience!
Grace S.
Team just left moments ago after carpet cleaning. House looks much better already. They got out stuck on stains. Highly recommend them. After using others, they are now our go to carpet cleaning crew.
J. A.
Are use this company for air duct and dryer vent cleaning services. The team was extremely professional and courteous and informed me of any concerns with my events. I was very happy with the quality of the service and the duration.
Heather S.
1st Class is exceptional. Extremely responsive, courteous, thorough and on time. Definitely recommend! THANK YOU!
Lindsay G.
Wow 1st class is their name for a reason. I had the vent cleaning, carpet cleaning and upholstery cleaning services done today. They did such a thorough job in 2.5 hours for a 2500 sqft house, very nice owners (husband/wife) team that show up and WORK. Very satisfied.
Caitlin S.
Hung up the phone and they were at our front door in minutes. Toilet leaking all over wet carpet.
Chris J.
My 2 dogs got skunked last night. We cleaned up everything we could ourselves but our main rug i couldnt get the smell out. I called 1st class and HANDS DOWN the FASTEST SERVICE IVE EVER GOTTEN. Lucky for me they live down the road and were here at my house 15 mins later. Totally professional, got rid of the smell and so understanding and helpful.Im passing there information on to all my neighbors and friends because you dont get service like they provide anywhere else!!!Thanks again for everything!!!!
Kyle O.
Would recommend this company. On time and courteous. Excellent job on my carpet which was extremely dirty looks great now.
Dorothy M.
They were fabulous! They were early and got some nasty stuff out. Thank you so much.
Laura Y.
We have a carpet that was the best quality at the time, but is 30 years old. It had so many stains, I was sure they were permanent. The owners showed up with state of the art equipment and 'steam' cleaned, not hot water clean, and got almost every stain and mark out of this old carpet. It honestly looks like new. The only stain remaining was because it was actual wood stain and you have to replace the carpet with that much damage. The steam allows you to walk on the carpet in 6 hours instead of the usual 24. We are selling this house and the carpet was the only sore spot, but not anymore. I will recommend this company to family and friends with a clear conscience.
Tom T.