Food Stains on Carpets are a Health Hazard!

By Micheal Sweet on March 28, 2016

Food Stains on Carpets are a Health Hazard!

What is one of the most common things that are spilled onto carpet? Food and Drinks. We enjoy having family and friends over for social gatherings, and like most family’s we like some good food and drinks. I have a customer in Buckeye Arizona and her Aunt Betty is that one person that can’t keep her food on here plate, she spills food everywhere. My customer said it’s a nightmare and she never cleaned up properly. Some food stains on carpets are some of the most stubborn stains to work out. Not only is it a pain to get the red sauce out of the carpet fibers, but if some spills are not cleaned up quickly and efficiently, bacteria can start growing deep into your carpet fibers. In fact, you would be surprised with what could potentially be lurking in your carpets. Hint: Its NOT GOOD!!


Enzymes Can Get Rid of Food Stains on Carpets

An enzyme is one of the most effective methods used to treat food stains on carpet. Enzymes eliminate odors by causing a biological or chemical reaction. Cleaning with pet enzyme is also a great treatment for pet and odor stains. Enzymes are a type of protein that is produced by living organisms, but they’re not alive. An enzyme is composed of a chain of amino acids, and it’s the changes to the sequence in the structure, that determines the sole purpose of the enzymes. Some of the two most common enzymes used in cleaning products are Amylase and Protease, since they happen to be food-based. They are also the catalysts behind removing and altering the physical properties in many protein related stains and odors.

High Levels of Bacteria Could be Hiding in Your Carpet


An independent case study of carpets across the United States, performed by the cleaning machine manufacturer Rug Doctor, revealed some horrifying and nasty results. Many carpets were found to contain dangerously high levels of bacteria including Salmonella, Listeria, Campylobacter, Norovirus, and Shigella. The carpets were also found to contain dust mites, food debris, and pollen, human and pet hair, and traces of skin and human feces. The Norwalk virus, or Norovirus (virus that causes the stomach flu), can survive on an uncleaned carpet for a month or more. Now that’s sure to make your skin crawl. What’s even scarier is you can’t even see the bacteria that may be harboring in the deepest layers of your carpet.

Professional Carpet Cleaning


The most surefire way to eradicate any of the lingering disgusting bacteria from food is to have your carpets professionally cleaned by Sweettouch Carpet Cleaning. Hot water extraction or steam cleaning is the best proven method for cleaning your carpets, due to the extremely hot temperatures these machines put out. This is the best way to get a thorough deep cleaning, down to the very bottom carpet layers. The difficulty of trying to master this task yourself is reaching the very bottom layers of your carpet. You could roughly only be cleaning the surface stains, while the bacteria are still stuck towards the bottom of the fibers.

Call Sweettouch Carpet Cleaning to Wipe Out Potential Diseases.

The best way to keep your home a healthy, happy, and clean environment, is to clean and vacuum regularly. But, it’s imperative to have a professional carpet cleaning company like Sweettouch Carpet Cleaning come out. Getting your carpets cleaned and sanitized every 10 to 13 months will help your carpets from becoming dirty and keep them bacteria free. Call 602-702-9456 to schedule an appointment today.

We provide carpet cleaning for Phoenix, Glendale, Peoria, Scottsdale, Avondale, Goodyear, Buckeye, Surprise, and the surrounding areas.

Our goal is to make your home feel fresh again by removing the stains and odors from your carpets.