Crazy Carpet Facts-Rexburg, Idaho 83440

DID YOU KNOW! 

Carpet Facts brought to you by Pristine Carpet Cleaning in Rexburg, ID

 

 

Carpet is the biggest air filter in your home. 

 

2,000 dust mites can live on one ounce of carpet dust! 

 

A carpet that appears clean can hide as much as a pound of dirt per square yard. 

 

The five-second rule is a myth: bacteria can live after four weeks on the carpet. 

 

80 percent of the dirt in your house walks in through the door on people's feet. 

 

The carpet industry in the United States began in 1791 when William Sprague started the first woven carpet mill in Philadelphia. 

 

Dalton, Georgia is often referred to as the "Carpet Capital of the World". More than 90% of the carpet produced in the world today is made within a 65-mile radius of the city. 

 

The word "carpet" derives from the Latin word carpere, "to pluck," 

 

Air blown from a running vacuum cleaner is one of the five places in the home that has the highest numbers of germs. Other places include dish sponges, washing machines, bathroom toilets during a flush, and kitchen trash cans. 

 

The tradition of using red carpets for important ceremonies has been around since 458 BC. The oldest reference to a 'red carpet' was made by Aeschylus in Agamemnon. 

 

The average human sheds around 1.5 million skin flakes per hour. Many of these fall down and become embedded into our carpets. 

 

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