Steam Clean your own Carpets? Heavy foot traffic can make carpets especially dirty. When considering whether to clean the carpet on your own, try renting a steam carpet cleaner, which uses detergent and hot water to loosen dirt from the carpet and then extracts it....
Germs Per Square Inch
According to the The Healthy’s Fun Facts: Bacteria love munching on dead skin cells. Considering that the average person sheds about 1.5 million every hour, that turns your rugs into a fine dining experience when you add food particles, pet dander, pollen, and other bits. About 200,000 bacteria live in each square inch of carpet (nearly 700 times more than on your toilet seat), including E. coli, staphylococcus, and salmonella.