So you drop something on your carpet. Hopefully, it’s the kind of food that doesn’t leave a stain. If it does, Preferred Carpet Care can help you get rid of that unfortunate spot. Either way, is it really true that it takes longer than five seconds for a food item to acquire germs?
Five Seconds Studied
Unfortunately, the “five-second rule” is really just wishful thinking. As quoted on WebMD, a former health inspector says: “Food that comes in contact with [the floor] is trash.” That’s because studies show that bacteria can transfer to food, whether dry or moist, in less than five seconds.
So what does that mean for food dropped on your carpet? Let’s face it, at home, many of us will quickly grab that portion and eat it anyway! To protect ourselves, we need to keep our carpets clean! And the best way to cut down on bacterial colonies in your carpet is to kill them with steam cleaning!
Professional steam cleaning from Preferred Carpet Care of Redding eliminates bacteria by sanitizing carpet fibers with hot water. The original disinfectant, hot water is the tried and tested method of destroying microbes. So if you like the five-second rule, despite the words of the scientists, call us today at 530-243-8400 or make an appointment for a steam cleaning online.
- Posted by Rod Barth
- On August 17, 2017