A: False.

While cleaning dirt is the most obvious benefit, professional carpet cleaning does so much more. Air contains pollens, fungus, bacteria, air pollution, cigarette smoke, car exhaust, and hundreds of chemicals. When you and your family members come into your home, you carry those pollens, bacteria, and chemicals in your hair and on your skin, clothing, and shoes, which end up in your carpet. If you have allergies, asthma, or other breathing problems, one source may be the pollens, fungi, and chemicals in your carpet. Tobacco smoke contains over 4,000 chemical compounds, forty-three of which cause cancer. And even if you don’t smoke, those chemicals get on your shoes and clothes, you track them in your home, and you leave them on your carpet and upholstery. If you’re sensitive to cigarette smoke, you might find that you’ll breathe easier after you hire a company to get those smell and toxins out of your carpet and upholstery. In addition to getting rid of the dirt and stains, another important reason to clean your carpet won’t retain pollens, fungi, bacteria, chemicals, and tars or residue from tobacco smoke.

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