While many people are aware of the health risks posed by having a dirty carpet, too few of us realize the potential dangers—both to ourselves, our pets, and the environment—posed by conventional carpet cleaning techniques. As such, organic carpet cleaning has yet to become the “default” choice for those who are seeking carpet cleaning services or attempting to clean their own carpets.
If you’re unfamiliar with the benefits of organic carpet cleaning, it’s a good idea to do some research and come up to speed, particularly if you have pets or children in the house. Green carpet cleaning carries all of the following advantages:
It’s safer. While conventional carpet cleaning techniques are usually safe if employed by a professional carpet cleaner, many traditional at-home carpet care products like dry carpet cleaners are surprisingly toxic. Most dry carpet cleaning products and liquid stain removers contain chemicals like perchloroethylene, which is known to cause nausea, dizziness, fatigue, and possible damage to the liver and kidneys, and naphthalene, a substance manufactured from coal tar. Naphthalene causes damage to the central nervous system and is a known carcinogen.
It’s important to be aware that because some of these chemicals stay embedded in the carpet long after the dry cleaner is vacuumed up, children and pets (who spend more time in contact with the carpet than adults and who are more vulnerable to poisoning) are placed at risk of significant illness.
Green carpet cleaners, on the other hand, are made of purely organic substances and do not carry any serious health risks.
It’s better for the environment. The toxic chemicals in conventional carpet cleaners inevitably end up in the waterways of the world, where they slowly accumulate, contaminating both fragile natural habitats and clean drinking water supplies. Green cleaning products lack these harmful effects on the environment as they are biodegradable and non-toxic. Green carpet cleaning processes also use less water, which places less demand on the world’s dwindling supply of fresh water.
Green carpet cleaning is more convenient. If you’re used to conventional carpet cleaners, switching over to green cleaners can raise questions, namely, “Will gentle, green products still be able to clean thoroughly?”
If you have such concerns, you’ll be happy to know that not only do green carpet cleaners efficiently get rid of bacteria, allergens, and dirt. They are also easier to use. Since organic carpet cleaning methods require less water, carpets dry quicker than any other method. Meaning, that you will no longer have to wait over 24 hours to walk on your freshly-washed carpet; instead, you’ll be able to use your carpet again after just one hour.
Green cleaners extend the life of your carpet. Organic carpet cleaning techniques extend the lifespan of carpeting both by preventing mold growth and by preserving the color and texture of carpet fiber. Green carpet cleaning methods do not soak carpets with water, so the moist environment mold spores need to thrive in never forms. Additionally, because organic carpet cleaners are free of harsh chemicals, they do not cause carpets to fade.
If you have any questions or concerns about green carpet cleaning not addressed above, contact a professional carpet cleaning service for more information. You’ll soon discover that most people who “go green” have only one regret—that they didn’t do so sooner.