Why the Chemicals Your Carpet Cleaner Uses Are Important

Why the Chemicals Your Carpet Cleaner Uses Are Important

If you are cleaning up orange Kool-Aid or cat urine, there may be several carpet cleaning solutions available. Just as there are many types of stains, there are as many solutions to remove those stains. Carpet cleaning solutions come in a wide range of options, anywhere from do it yourself spot cleaners to professional cleaning for the entire home, and you should be aware of the chemicals these cleaners are using.

Traditional solutions

Traditional carpet cleaning solutions contain harsh and toxic chemicals to remove dirt and stains from carpets. The old way of cleaning hits stains so hard that they disappear, but the cleaner itself is difficult to remove.  Have you ever heard the crunchy sound your carpet makes after it’s been cleaned, and it dries? Using soaps, detergents, and solvents to remove odors and stains leaves behind a residue that is harmful to your household. The harsh chemicals in traditional cleaning solutions have been known to cause skin irritation in people and pets, as well as, headaches and respiratory ailments. Not to mention that the residue left behind attracts dirt to your carpet which will cause your carpets to get dirty again faster.

Environmentally safe cleaners

Environmentally safe cleaners focus on how to get the stains and odors from your carpets. They also focus on the health of your household and being friendly to our ecosystem. Green carpet cleaning solutions are free of the harsh chemicals found in traditional solutions. They are considered hypo-allergenic and safe for use around children and pets. Eco-friendly solutions can be water-based or plant-based and therefore, contain no harmful fumes. Since they can be rinsed entirely from your carpet, there is nothing left behind to attract dirt and recreate stains. You will also notice the absence of crunchy carpet fibers.

Some believe that because a cleaning agent is “green” or eco-friendly that it isn’t as effective as the harsh chemicals of yesterday. Angie’s List has reviewed several different types of carpet cleaning chemicals and has stated that all in all, the green carpet cleaning techniques work just as well. Add the benefit of less damage to the environment and fewer health risks, and it’s a win/win for all!

Ask your carpet cleaning professional what type of chemicals they use and if the solutions are environmentally friendly. If they are unable to answer that question, we would suggest moving on to a professional that can tell you. You should know what your children and pets will be encountering when on your carpeted floors.  At OMA Professional Cleaning Technicians, we offer cleaning solutions that are eco-friendly, allergen-free and safe for your home environment and everyone living there. If you would like to learn more about our techniques and how we can conquer your carpet cleaning needs, please contact us today.

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