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Carpet Cleaning Specialists  Serving in Tacoma, WA

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04/09/2015
Tacoma Cleanpro in Washington has been cleaning your carpets with eco-friendly methods for a long time. We have a large amount of info about carpets and would like to share some of this knowledge with you. Here are a few carpet facts.

Carpet History

  • The term carpet comes from the Latin carpere,or to pluck, most likely because carpets were made from plucked and unraveled fabrics.
  • The most ancient carpet known to exist is the Pazyryk carpet. It is carbon dated at over 2,000 years old and was found in Siberia in the 1940's inside a Scythian tomb.
  • Carpets were most likely being made long before Christ by migrants in Central Asia as an insulation for their tents. Over the centuries, carpet weaving was carried across Asia and into the Middle East by traders, and migrating nomads.

Carpet or Rug?

According to the American carpet industry, any piece of carpet smaller than forty square feet is considered a rug. So, using that fact, the magic carpet that Aladdin rode upon would technically  be called a magic rug.

Rug Bugs

  • The Norwalk virus is the cause of stomach flu and can survive on an uncleaned carpet for more than a month.
  • Bed bugs don’t only live in beds, but can live in carpet fibers and wooden floorboards. Like a vampire, they suck blood, usually at night from people who are sleeping...EW!
  • Beetle Grubs or Woolly Bears as they are commonly called, like to eat your wool carpet. A special chemical in their stomachs turns the wool into sugar.
  • A Firebrat, which looks similar to a Silverfish, likes to live in warm carpets, usually near a fireplace or heater.

Carpet Cleaning In Tacoma, Washington

Cleaning your carpet by a professional on a regular basis can keep these “butt ugly bugs” from infesting your home. Give Tacoma Cleanpro a call at (253) 229-7499 to schedule a deep cleaning. If you have area rugs, this blog post is for you.

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