How can carpet cleaners make a positive contribution to the health of our planet and their client?

Are you aware that some of the carpet cleaning machines used today are burning large amounts of fuel and emitting carbon monoxide into the air? The number of gallons of fuel used and the amount of carbon monoxide emitted into the air is dependant on the amount of time it takes to clean the carpet and how fuel-efficient the machine is. Some machines emit enough carbon monoxide into the air that some home carbon monoxide detectors have sounded their alarm. Provided the machine is parked in the street the emissions of that machine will not cause harm. It would be similar to a vehicle running idle on the street. Never allow a carpet cleaner with one of these machines to park in your driveway. The emissions may seep into your home.

Conventional carpet cleaning uses large amounts of water to clean your carpet? Some cleaners may use 10 to 60 gallons or more to clean your carpet or tile. What happens to that dirty water? The EPA has specific guidelines for disposal of that polluted water, here’s the link They are supposed to take the water to a dump station. However, some carpet cleaners are in a hurry to get to the next appointment and feel they don’t have the time to go to the dump station and may dump in the street. That water may end up in our streams, rivers, or ground supply. If you see that happening ask to stop or report them to your city officials.

According to the EPA some carpet cleaning solutions could be harmful to your health. The main ingredients in some carpet cleaning solutions can cause dizziness, fatigue, nausea, kidney and liver damage. Some can even be neurotoxic and carcinogenic. As grim as that sounds, it’s far more likely that these chemicals will irritate your allergies than to cause illness. Non the less, it does shed some light on the importance of choosing a healthier alternative to cleaning your carpets.

There are numerous carpet cleaners today that do offer Eco friendly carpet cleaning. The machines they use are electric and don’t emit pollution n the air. Some utilize a low moisture method that uses only a fraction of the water that the conventional carpet cleaners’ use. The carpet cleaning solutions that they use are plant derived, non-toxic, and 100% biodegradable. The green carpet cleaning process will leave your carpets clean and dry. To find a cleaner near you click on the following links

Mauricio Marroquin

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