Most of us don’t consider having our carpets cleaned until they become noticeably dirty, smelly, or stained. However, even the cleanest looking carpets do a great job hiding some pretty nasty things. Let’s take a look.



One of the most dangerous things lurking in the average household’s carpet is what you can’t see—bacteria. In fact, Salmonella, E Coli, and Staph are commonly found in carpet. These can settle into your carpet from the air, be brought in with foot traffic, or grow as a result of spills. Most household carpet has a whopping 40,000 times more bacteria than your toilet seat. Not only is it gross, but it can also make our families sick.


Dirt And Dust

About 40 pounds of harmful dust accumulates every year in the average U.S. home. Pretty surprising, right? Dust can cause a variety of health hazards and respiratory illnesses. Plus, whatever particles found on the bottom of your shoes are likely found in your carpet, too.


Dead Skin, Hair, And Dander

Both human and animal hair, skin, and dander are commonly found in carpet. Yes, even for households that don’t have pets. The average person sheds around 1.5 skin cells a day, and these feed dust mites, ticks, and fleas. Yikes.



It’s an ongoing cycle. Hair and skin found in carpet are bug food and bugs can lead to allergies, skin irritations, and more.



Dust mites feed on dead skin cells and are also the most common cause of allergies. Pollen, pet hair, and other allergens also burrow deep in carpet fibers and can trigger asthma and other respiratory issues.



Odors can be extremely difficult to remove from carpet. These soft fibers absorb what’s in the air, smells from spills, and especially pet urine. A professional pet urine removal treatment is needed to remove potent odor crystals left deep in your carpet.


Mold And Mildew

If you live in a humid environment, if your carpets get wet, or if too much moisture is used while carpet cleaning, your carpet becomes a breeding ground for mold and mildew growth.

Carpet Cleaners In La Porte, Texas


The good news is, there’s an effective solution to remove all the gross things in your carpet that make you squirm.


Chem-Dry’s proprietary carpet cleaning service is non-toxic, natural, and powerfully effective. We utilize the power of carbonation to lift contaminants and odors to the surface and use 80% less moisture than the average steam cleaner. Plus, our carpet cleaning services remove 98% of allergens from carpet and  89% of airborne bacteria.


With Elite Green Team Chem-Dry, you can trust that you’re getting the healthiest, safest, and highest quality service in the La Porte area.

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