Carpet cleaning figures high on the list of household concerns. While carpets are a fantastic way to enhance a room, they get a lot of use and abuse. We walk across them every day, spill food and drinks on them, expose them to our children and pets, but cleaning carpets without the correct products and tools can damage our investment, causing wear and tear or fading the color of the carpet.
A freshly cleaned carpet that has been treated by a professional can make a home or office seem like a completely new place. A clean carpet can transform a space, giving it a seemingly brand new look and feel and making us feel like our environment is pristine and sanitary. Yet traditional carpet cleaning products leave much to be desired.
More and more consumers are making the decision to use environmentally friendly products to clean carpets at home and at work. As human beings, we realize that we need to live with purpose and good intentions to ensure that future generations will be just as happy as we are and have the same opportunities that we have.
We also now know that green cleaning products are just as effective, if not more so, as conventional products, and that choosing Eco-friendly cleaning products can be extremely cost-effective. In the home and office, synthetic carpet fibers and can contain harmful substances such as acetone, benzene, and formaldehyde. On top of this, substances traditionally used to clean carpets often include pesticides, lye, and acids. In fact, many of the chemicals professional carpet cleaners use are cancer-causing carcinogens.
This mixture of harmful substances can cause hormonal imbalances and other related health issues and can lead to nausea, sneezing, asthma, headaches, and fatigue. Unfortunately, the family members that are most vulnerable to these adverse health effects are children and pets – they spend most of their time in close contact with the carpet.