Cleaning your carpets in a way that doesn’t harm the environment or trigger your allergies can be tricky.
Most cleaning products contain chemicals that can cause serious harm, such as kidney or liver damage.
One of the best solutions to avoid this issue is eco-friendly carpet cleaning.
Not only is it better for the environment, but you also avoid allergic reactions in yourself and your pet.
This article will walk you through everything you need to know about eco-friendly carpet cleaning – alongside the harmful chemicals to avoid.
What is Eco-Friendly Carpet Cleaning?
As the name suggests, eco-friendly carpet cleaning uses products that don’t harm the environment.
In regular carpet cleaners, many harmful chemicals harm the environment when being produced.
And that’s not to mention the harm they can do to you or your pet’s health.
Some examples of these harmful chemicals include:
- Perchloroethylene (Can cause damage to kidneys, liver, and immune system)
- Naphthalene (Can be dangerous to the central nervous system in humans, but not animals)
- Butyloxy Ethanol (Can harm skin, kidneys, and blood)
Believe it all not – you’ll find these chemicals in everyday carpet cleaning products – despite them being so dangerous.
So make sure to check the label when you’re buying any carpet cleaning products to ensure that they don’t include these chemicals.
How Do Eco-Friendly Carpet Cleaners Work?
Eco-friendly detergents use plant-based enzymes instead of artificial chemicals. However, they are just as effective and break down the stains in your carpet naturally.
And no, they don’t have any of these harmful side-effects – because they are completely natural.
For example, the most common solution for our carpet cleaning services is citrus-based, extracted from oranges.
The citric acid combined with salt, other natural ingredients and the right cleaning technique is powerful enough to break down stains, and get rid of unpleasant odor.
How Often Should You Clean Your Carpets?
You should be vacuuming your carpets every two weeks for the best hygiene.
You can also use DIY eco-friendly cleaning products but should still get your carpets professionally cleaned every 8-12 months. Why?
While DIY products can be suitable for temporary maintenance, they aren’t strong enough to clean deep allergens and stains — which adds up.
To get rid of the deeper allergens and stains, you need professional cleaning techniques.
And neglecting your carpets and not getting them cleaned professionally will take away their cozy feeling, as they build up:
-A different color across the carpet
Professional Eco-Friendly Carpet Cleaning
If you haven’t had your carpets cleaned professionally in the last 8-12 months, you should strongly consider it to keep the condition great.
Healthy Carpets is a professional carpet cleaning company in Ann Arbor,, Michigan, and offer cleaning services for any rugs and carpets.
You can schedule a carpet cleaning appointment with us using the button below.
The scheduler will then also give you more information on the pricing, as it’s interactive and depends on carpet size, how many bedrooms, etc.
Our service areas include:
- Ann Abor MI
- Burns Park Ann Abor
- Haisely Ann Abor
- Angell Ann Abor
- Pittsfield Charter Ann Abor
- Tecumseh MI
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