(No, this isn`t a sex thread.)
On the net...
School #1: Rugs are a breeding ground for tons of microorganisms. Get rid of them. Nothing good in keeping them. The only reason you`re stuck with rugs is because the previous owner had money to spend on other things than real flooring. (...) Your average rug is full of dirt, 50 pounds heavier than when it was brand new.
School #2: It
s all in your head. I have lived in houses full of carpets and never had any health issues. This is just another urban myth. Just keep it clean and youre OK.
What`s your take?
I bought a condo where the rugs are probably 20 years old. I say probably because the water heater was 20+ years old and I had to change it. I doubt the previous owners changed the carpet during that same period.
Now if that 50-pounds-heavier thing is true ...