Carpeting is one of the most desired flooring types for homes, and there are plenty of good reasons for this.

It is a soft material that invites you to walk in the home on bare feet in any season. The carpeting buffers noises in the home to create a more pleasant environment. Because it is available in an exceptional range of colors and styles, it is suitable for most rooms in the home regardless of your home décor.

However, as wonderful as carpeting is, it does have its downsides. The plush, thick fibers in carpeting attract and hang onto the many particles that fall onto it.

This begs the question – what is lurking in your carpet?

Dust Mites

Dust mites are microscopic organisms that live in upholstered surfaces in your home, such as the bedding and even the carpet. They typically feed off of dead flakes of skin that you shed naturally and other organic materials. They multiply rapidly, and they can cause everything from allergies to the increased asthmatic response.


Mold typically prefers to live in a dark, damp environment, such as in the shower or in your HVAC ductwork. The spores can become airborne and land on your carpet. They are known to cause everything from allergies to severe lung infections and more.

Pet Dander

Pet dander is the skin flakes that are shed naturally by pets. Regardless of your pet type, you likely have pet dander in your carpet if animals live in your home. Pet dander causes moderate to severe allergies in many people.


Pesticides are commonly sprayed in the home, and they may also be used outdoors and tracked in on human and pet feet. These chemicals can become trapped in the fibers of your carpeting, and they can cause nausea, eye and skin irritation, breathing issues, and more.


Grease is most commonly found on driveways underneath vehicles as well as in garages, streets, and more. You and your loved ones may track grease into the home on the bottom of your feet or shoes, and it can get lodged into your carpet. Grease is most commonly associated with skin irritation, and it can also trap other particles in the carpet.

Embedded Dirt

Dirt particles may easily be vacuumed up off the floor when they are on the top of your carpeting, but many dirt particles will become embedded in the fibers of your carpeting. This can cause your home to smell dirty, and it can give the carpeting a discolored appearance.


Carpeting has been shown to contain a wide range of bacteria types, including salmonella, listeria, shigella, and others. Depending on the type of bacteria present in your carpet, it may cause flu-like symptoms, skin irritation, and worse.

The Best Way To Deep Clean Your Carpets and Upholstery

Truck mounted hot water extraction is the best way to sanitize your floor and upholstery, and the team at True North Cleaning Professionals can help. Deep cleaning your carpets and upholstery is a task that some homeowners attempt to accomplish on their own, but the unfortunate reality is that you need professional cleaning service for the best results. At-home steam cleaning machines, unfortunately, tend to leave carpets a soppy mess, and they are ineffective at removing most of the particles in your floor and in your furniture.

Professional hot water extraction begins with a thorough pre-vacuuming of the carpet. Then, a cleaning solution is applied to the carpet, and a gentle rotary brush spins to loosen the dirt and debris in the carpet. After this step, a powerful wet vacuum uses a hot stream of water injected into the carpet to further loosen the particles, and they are powerfully extracted with a strong vacuum. The result is flooring and upholstery that looks clean, smells fresh, and is healthier for you and your loved ones to enjoy on a daily basis.

True North Cleaning Professionals has been serving the Whatcom County area for many years, and we are proud to be rated the top company for the Most Thorough Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning in the area.

If you are tired of looking at dingy, drab carpeting or if you are concerned about how unhealthy your carpeting is in its current state, now is the time to do something about it.

Contact True North Cleaning Professionals today to inquire about our carpet and upholstery cleaning pricing and to set up service throughout your home.

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