Carpet maintenance does not have to be a challenge, not with the many products on the market which can make the age-old work from a chore into a breeze. In this modern era, many people are not just interested in a product that does its job; they also want a product which does its job while benefitting the environment. There are a wide variety of Eco Friendly products available for purchase today which can turn dirty carpets into beautiful floors while letting you feel good about their impact on the environment.
Why select an eco-friendly product? Many people believe that what is bad for the environment is also bad for people and pets, and are understandably hesitant to place chemicals on the same surface where their children play. This has pushed many people into demanding cleaner, more natural products for this service, and companies have responded to the demand.
Some carpet cleaning solutions are simple enough that you can produce your own remedies at home. For the simplest carpet stains, a homegrown solution is to mix equal parts of vinegar and water and spray onto the spot. Let it soak for a few minutes and then simply wash it out with warm water and soap. For stains that are a little more stubborn, mix salt, borax and vinegar and place it over the stain overnight. However, borax is toxic if swallowed, so keep children and pets away from the spot until you have a chance to vacuum it up the next day.
When purchasing a carpet cleaning product, check to see if the substance is plant based or chemical based. Many companies have shifted away from using chemicals in their products and now rely on the natural cleaning power of plant oils which reduce pollution and are safer for the environment. BioKleen, SimpleGreen, Fresh Products and other brands all promote their ‘green’ nature. You can shop for them online, or by going to a local store and reading the labels to see for yourself how the product fits into your desired green lifestyle.
If you decide to contact a residential carpet cleaning company, be sure to ask which products are being used and what substances those are based on. By asking a few questions about the types of products, how much water the cleaning requires, and how the wastewater is being disposed of, you can learn a lot about the company’s commitment to going green.