Why Green Carpet Cleaning For Homeowners Is a Better Choice

By on December 7, 2016
Why Green Carpet Cleaning For Homeowners Is a Better Choice

By John Davidson –

As a homeowner, it’s natural for you to want your carpets to look their best, while wanting to avoid the heavy chore of carpet cleaning. However, vacuuming and professional carpet cleaning are important for maintaining a clean carpet.

While vacuuming is a tedious job, there are things you can do to make it easier on you so that you do not have to vacuum as often.

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  1. Invest in a lightweight upright vacuum. Many models have powerful suction and can get the job done just as well as the bigger, heavier models.
  1. Vacuum at least once per week being sure to cover all the areas of the carpet. Dirt and debris can cause damage to your carpet if left in the carpet too long. As you vacuum, sprinkle a little baking soda on the area just before vacuuming to give it a nice fresh smell.
  1. When you see a stain on the carpet, clean it right away, before it has a chance to set in. Mix a combination of club soda and vinegar in equal parts and generously apply it on the stain. Use a non-colored towel to blot up the stain.
  1. Cleaning your carpets requires more than just weekly vacuuming. Getting regular professional carpet cleaning will help keep your carpets looking great, and make them easier to maintain regularly. Professional carpet cleaners use procedures that get down to the lowest level of the carpet fibers to remove the dirt and dust build up. The deep cleaning a professional carpet cleaner provides will cut down on your regular vacuuming time and help you avoid having to replace the carpet before you’re ready to make that investment.

Many older women are concerned about the harsh chemicals used by professional carpet cleaners. For effective stain removal, many solutions rely on powerful chemicals and additives that degrade or completely obliterate a mess, allowing it to be easily vacuumed up. However, The same chemicals that can negatively impact the planet can also impact people’s health.

Perchloroethylene, a chemical used in many carpet cleaning products, can cause dizziness, fatigue and nausea if inhaled. It has also been linked to kidney and nerve damage. Another chemical, naphthalene, is manufactured using coal tar and can damage your nervous system if inhaled in large amounts. Both of these products are extremely effective in cleaning carpets, but are harmful to your health.

Millions of Americans suffer from indoor allergies and respiratory problems. Approximately one in every five people suffers from asthma. According to a report by the American Lung Association, dust accumulation in carpet and rugs can adversely affect members of your household who suffer from conditions that can affect their breathing, such as snoring or asthma. Keeping carpet clean is critical for people with these respiratory ailments. Unclean carpets can carry harmful pollen, mold, dust, dirt and pet dander.

As people age, they are more likely to suffer respiratory ailments. Indoor air quality can be eight times worse than outdoor air quality if you don’t keep your carpet clean. If you own pets that number increases. More frequent cleaning by a professional carpet cleaner can keep the dust down and reduce airborne contaminants in the home. Experts recommend every 6 weeks for allergy sufferers.

Fortunately, many professional carpet cleaners are going green and offering “green cleaning” as part of the services they offer. Green cleaning has many benefits for older homeowners:

Safety: Green carpet cleaners use natural, organic ingredients that are safe for you and your loved ones. They are biodegradable, non-toxic and don’t contain hazardous chemicals. For those who suffer from allergies, green carpet cleaners are highly recommended.

Quick drying time: Green carpet cleaners do not require as much water as regular carpet cleaning solutions, so your carpets will dry faster. This make s it much more convenient for you and reduces the risk that mold will grow in your carpet as mold spores tend to thrive in moist environments.

Wet carpet is a hazard, particularly to older homeowners who are more prone to slip and fall accidents. Since green carpet cleaners dry quicker, there is less chance of an accident.

Extended Carpet Life: Green cleaners are gentler on your carpet. When you wet your carpet, all the fibers soak up the water and can break them down and cause them to fade. You can clean your carpet more often and not worry about it breaking down as quickly as with the use of regular carpet cleaners.

Effectiveness: Green carpet cleaners work just as well as regular carpet cleaning solutions in removing the contaminates in your carpets.

If you want to get your carpets looking their best without compromising anyone’s safety or health and prolong the life of your carpet, it’s best to use professional carpet cleaning that employs eco-friendly methods.


John Davidson is the owner of Superior Carpet Cleaners in Schaumburg, IL and enjoys sharing is knowledge of environmentally friendly ways to keep your house clean using all natural ingredients and safe methods.  In his spare time he enjoys sharing useful (and sometimes not so useful) knowledge on the web.  He is also an owner of two large dogs who love hiking, swimming in the lake and now rolling around in the snow.


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Why Green Carpet Cleaning For Homeowners Is a Better Choice