The carpet in your Beverly Hills, FL, home likely sees copious amounts of foot traffic. This activity brings dirt, allergens, and other things into your home, where they then get lodged in your carpet. This article discusses five common things that may be hidden in your carpet.

Creepy Crawlies

It’s common for a few bugs to make their way inside your home through open windows and small cracks in the side of your house. Once inside, it’s easy for them to get caught in the fibers of the carpeting and perish. A thorough vacuuming once weekly is a way to help curb the bug population, as is patching up areas where they might get inside.

Animal Waste

Even if you don’t have animals, your carpet likely has small bits and particles of their waste hidden inside. If you’ve ever walked through grass wearing shoes and then stepped into your home without taking them off at the door, it’s an almost certainty. By taking your shoes off right when you get home and storing them in a designated space, you can reduce the amount of waste that gets tracked through your home.


Dirt in carpets is so common you may have pounds of it, spread throughout your home. It’s more than likely tracked in on the bottom of sneakers and in pets’ fur. Dirt in your carpets makes your floors look discolored and can increase the bug population in your home.


Your carpets get covered with common allergens like pet dander, dust and pollen. They’re carried inside on the bottoms of shoes and drift in through open windows.

Skin Flakes

A typical family sheds millions of skin flakes each day, and these wind up trapped in the fibers of your carpet. Skin flakes themselves aren’t all that bad, but they end up becoming prime feeding material for dust mites. Dust mites and their waste are one of the most common causes of indoor allergy symptoms, making carpet cleaning a vital task.

Dirty carpets got you down? Give us a call at ServiceMaster Professional Services and ask us about our professional carpet cleaning services today!

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