If you’ve been keeping up with this blog, you will notice that we emphasize human and pet health as one of the main reasons that people should have their carpets cleaned regularly. But sometimes the chemicals used in the detergents may not be so good for you. For instance, there is a drying agent called perchloroethylene which is helpful for the carpet cleaner, but not necessary.
There is more to green carpet cleaning than detergents. When carpets are cleaned, they can pick up alien and dangerous substances like pesticides and other chemicals that come off asphalt etc. These things are sucked into the tank and if the tank is not properly rinsed, those chemicals can be spread around.
Spot removers sometimes are a source of unhealthy chemicals, and detergent manufacturers have been listening. There is now an array of products that work just as well as their older brethren. Even if you don’t want to buy a commercial product, often a solution of vinegar and water can do the job, and it even provides the foaming cleaning action. If all else fails, just sprinkle a little baking soda on the spot, allow to sit for about 10 minutes then vacuum.
Beyer’s Carpet Care uses Low Moisture cleaning methods and only green carpet cleaning detergents.
Written by, Derek Beyer.