Several years ago I was introduced to a company that sold products that were all chemical-free. When I was initially told about these products I felt a little in the dark. I was well aware of our food, fruit, vegetables, meat and dairy and their exposure to hormones, pesticides and chemicals. However, I had not transferred that information over to include our cleaning products and bath and body products. This was a revelation for me, and one that really made me take notice of what I used around my children and pets.

Green Upholstery Cleaning Services

Of course when it came time to do some upholstery cleaning and carpet cleaning, it made me question the company I would use. I did not want to go with a service that would expose my children and pets to harmful chemicals. Choosing a green upholstery cleaning service was the only viable option. This was especially true when I had learned that in 2001 the EPA asked for a recall on the popular treatment Scotch guard. Then, in 2003, 3M Dupont released a new chemical make-up of Scotch Guard, but it was still regarded as a Persistent Organic Pollutant. This meant that prolonged exposure to it could lead to various health problems and disorders. In fact, it is still not a safe product to use.

When shopping for a green or organic carpet and upholstery cleaning service there are several things you want to keep in mind. When you first start your search, use the terms “biodegradable” and “non-toxic”. Make sure they use green carpet cleaning cleaners that are safe for the whole family and your pets. They should use organic cleaners that are pH-balanced and 100% natural.

Unlike green carpet cleaning companies, traditional carpet cleaning methods utilize a variety of harmful chemicals, including formaldehyde, pesticides, and other detergents with strong odors and toxic ingredients that can trigger health issues such as respiratory illness, allergic reactions, and potential damage to our nervous systems.  These reasons alone make it apparent why switching a green carpet cleaning service is a smart decision.