Can Dirty Carpet Cause A Foot Infection?

If you are living in Singapore, it is advisable to vacuum your carpets daily in order to avoid infections from a dirty carpet. Some of the health hazards that you and your family might contact if you have not properly cleaned your carpets include mold, bacteria, mildews, fungi and pests. The bad thing is that when your carpet becomes dirty, these hazardous elements can increase considerably, affecting the health of your family.

Vacuum carpets daily

Mold and bacteria thrive in a dirty carpet

 Mildew fungi and other pests also abound

If your kids, friends or family rest or play on the dirty carpet inside your home, they are likely to pick up an infection from any infectious element that might be contained in it. This is the reason why you should make sure that you have thoroughly cleaned your carpets in order to avoid a foot infection if you step on it.

Avoid foot infection by cleaning the carpet daily

A dirty carpet is harmful

Most people prefer vacuum cleaning their carpets themselves. However, if you cannot be able to do this, or you simply don’t have the time to clean your carpet on a daily basis, you might want to seek the services of a professional cleaner to do it for you.

Professional cleaning is advisable

A dirty carpet harms you in several ways

How your dirty carpet can harm you.

One of the harmful effects of having a dirty carpet is the fact that it can produce some unpleasant odors, which could travel throughout the house, affecting your indoor environment. Not only does this affect your health and that of your family, your reputation among your neighbors and guests in your house is going to suffer harm.

 Unpleasant odors in a dirty carpet

· I
ndoor air quality is affected

Diminished reputation among others

Other areas of the house are affected

In addition, if someone has a cut on his or her feet, the dirty carpet can cause a foot infection. It is not pleasant to live in a house that is full of unpleasant odors, but a professional cleaner can take care of that. If you fail to clean or vacuum your dirty carpet on a daily basis, dust and dirt will build up, affecting other areas in your home where you don’t use carpets.

· A cut may lead to a foot infection

· Bad odor is unpleasant

Traffic in the home

The rooms that don’t have any carpets are going to pick up dirt even after you have thoroughly cleaned them. This is because the dust and dirt will be disturbed by the general traffic in your home, spreading it to other areas. This can cause a foot infection if people step on the dirty carpet with their bare feet.

Traffic disturbs dusts and dirt

Bare feet on a dirty carpet can cause a foot infection

By regularly cleaning your dirty carpet, it’s going to be refreshed and any debris on it will be eliminated. If a carpet is not well maintained, someone can trip on it, causing a foot infection. If there is broken glass or sharp pieces of objects on a dirty carpet, a person who walks on it risks getting a nasty cut, which can lead to a foot infection.

Eliminate sharp debris to avoid a foot infection

Sharp debris can cause nasty cuts

Athlete’s foot

A dirty carpet can also be a breeding ground for Athlete’s foot and any other foot infection. A florid and disgusting ecosystem can arise if you have not cleaned your carpet, and your risk of getting a foot infection is going to be elevated. If you get a foot infection, you might pass it on to other members of your family.

A dirty carpet can cause Athlete’s foot

A foot infection can spread to others

If you have a pet dog or cat, it is possible that they may bring fleas into your home. If you have a dirty carpet, these fleas can thrive and breed in your home, and anyone who walks on the carpet with bare feet risks being bitten and contracting a foot infection. Fleas can also transfer diseases from animals to humans if they bite someone.

Pets can bring fleas in a home

Fleas can bring diseases

Other infection

Apart from a foot infection, a dirty carpet can also breed dust mites. If you are allergic to these dust mites, and they die, you are going to be breathing their remains. This can cause many health problems, including eye infections, nasal problems and even skin rashes. A poorly maintained carpet can also increase the risks of an asthma incident.

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