• From the common cold to the flu, even in mild cases, these can be miserable. Apart from the basic cleanliness regime and healthy diet, there is another element to add to your arsenal in the fight against spreading germs.

    Carpet and rugs are very effective air filters for you home, trapping dirt and germs and preventing them from recirculating into the air and spreading through your home. In fact studies have been done on homes with and without carpet, resulting in the homes with carpet being more healthy than just having hard floors. However the carpets themselves need to be cared for as well.

    Regular vacuuming is helpful and is suggested 1 -2 times per week depending on your environment. This helps to get rid of the surface germs, but a professional carpet clean is needed for a deep down clean that will not only clean but sanitise the carpet.

    So if you've had a bout of sickness in your home, think about getting the carpets and rugs cleaned to prevent it spreading further.