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- On September 28, 2017
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Picture this: you picked up lunch from your favorite spot. You spent a little more than you normally would because it’s so worth it. You go to take that first bite and the unthinkable happens—you drop the entire plate on the ground! Your mother’s words quickly cross you mind and you shout, “Five-second rule!” You pick it up and inspect for anything stuck to your food. Luckily, you have a great cleaning service like Sonlight Cleaning Service and the carpet was vacuumed thoroughly the night before. So, you decide it’s safe and you eat it anyway, but… do you know what you’re eating?
Every day, we walk into a number of places that directly transfer a number of bacteria onto our shoes. Think about the places you have been even just this morning. Perhaps you went to the gas station, the coffee shop, the bathroom, and the parking garage. If we pulled out our microscope and saw what’s on the bottom of your shoes before noon, I bet you’d think twice about eating that food off the floor. Daily vacuuming just isn’t enough in the battle against bacteria. At Sonlight Cleaning Service, we want to help keep you healthy, and that’s why we offer a wide variety of deep cleaning services to help you keep ahead of the bacteria that can make you sick.
So what’s in our carpet anyway? According to The Five-Second Rule and Other Myths about Germs: What Everyone Should Know About Bacteria, Viruses, and Mildew, bacteria can live longer than 4 weeks on carpet! And, have you heard of “microbial adhesion”? This means that germs like Salmonella Typhimurium, Campylobacter, and Salmonella Enteritis are IMMEDIATELY transferred to food. In case you’re not familiar with these bacteria, these are the ones that cause extreme diarrhea and vomiting that can lead to hospitalization—thus declaring our five-second rule is fiction! Sonlight Cleaning Service offers several deep cleaning options for your carpets to help you keep germs at bay.
Not only are our carpets laced with bacteria, you can also find any number of allergens deep inside the carpet fibers that can make you sick. Vacuuming will help keep the top layer clean and fresh, but what do we need to do about the bottom layer where all the dust and allergens get trapped? Sonlight Cleaning Service recommends you have your carpets cleaned by hot water extraction yearly, or biannually for high traffic areas, to effectively combat allergens, bacteria, and keep your carpet looking it’s best.
Our process of Hot Water Extraction deep cleans your carpets with hot water mixed with disinfectant, leaving you with not only cleaner carpets, but also cleaner air and a much healthier environment for customers and staff. While, the Five-Second Rule isn’t all that reliable, Sonlight Cleaning Service strives to provide the best of customer service and is the premiere cleaning service for the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Call us today, and let us help you achieve a cleaner and safer environment for your business!
Blog Article by
Maczulak, Anne E. The Five-Second Rule and Other Myths about Germs: What Everyone Should Know about Bacteria, Viruses, and Mildew. New York, NY: Thunder’s Mouth Press, 2007.