Traditional commercial carpet-cleaning solutions contain a cocktail of noxious synthetic chemicals. One, perchloroethylene, commonly called “perc” in the industry, is a notorious dry cleaning additive known to cause dizziness, fatigue and nausea if ingested or inhaled.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) also links perc to kidney and liver damage. Another chemical, naphthalene, a solvent manufactured from coal tar, is considered toxic to the human central nervous system and a possible carcinogen by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Carpet cleaning chemicals get into the air of a room when applied during cleaning, and can also be ingested by kids who play on the floor soon afterwards. Besides such on-site health threats, carpet cleaning chemicals can pollute local groundwater if disposed of improperly (such as directly down your drain). Wastewater from carpet cleaning requires treatment and/or filtration in order to neutralize contaminants.
Eco-Friendly Carpet Cleaning Professionals
Thanks to growing awareness about the potential health impacts of carpet cleaning, a new breed of chemicals and services has sprung up that eschews dangerous and polluting chemicals in favor of more natural solutions. Some of the newer and more green-friendly cleaning solutions used by professional services are plant instead of chemical based.
TLC Carpets- Green Clean is a local businesses, that offers Eco and Bio friendly cleaning. If you need your carpets cleaned you should call around and ask questions. If a service doesn’t know whether their cleaning solution is plant or chemical based they should probably be avoided.
At TLC Carpet-Green Clean we strive to satisfy our customers.
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Eco-Friendly Carpet Cleaning VS. Traditional Carpet Cleaning