As part of National Spring Cleaning Week, the NCCA took to the British public with their Spring Clean Survey to undercover general attitudes towards cleanliness and cleaning habits.
The survey found that 40% of typical households considered it rude if guests did not take their shoes off when visiting their house. However, around 8% of those admitted to wearing their own shoes around the house.
The survey revealed that 70% of people had brought mud into their home, and 25% admitted to treading dog poo in their carpet. Dog mess carries a wealth of bacteria, and if it is not removed promptly and correctly, it can be passed on to adults, children and other animals. Professional cleaning can ensure elimination of such germs and bacteria.
Interestingly, over 25% of those surveyed said that they’d changed a baby’s nappy on the carpet. Some carpets may look clean on the surface, but the visible grime we notice is just the tip of the iceberg. Over 85% of soil is buried deep within the carpet pile, and most domestic vacuum cleaners and steamers haven’t got what it takes to get rid of these deep-down germs.
I wonder how many of the 40% who revealed that they exercise, and the 25% of those who’ve had sex on the carpet in their home, have thought about what might be lurking in their carpets. Professional cleaning not only improves the appearance of carpets and upholstery, but also creates a more hygienic environment, by removing accumulated soil and debris.
It is not uncommon to rest in our beds and on our sofas when feeling unwell, as 70% uncovered. It is crucial to keep your home clean to prevent spreading germs further around the house, and even to the wider community. NHS research has shown that 2/3 of Britons don’t follow basic hygiene, which makes the need for regular, professional cleaning all the more important.