CARPET CLEANING SOLUTIONS THAT ARE SAFE FOR BOTH THE ENVIRONMENT AND YOUR CARPET
Carpets cover nearly every area of the house in many homes, so it’s very important to clean them regularly. However, simple vacuuming is not always enough for removing stains, spills or odors, and that’s why many homeowners resort to using carpet cleaning solutions. This is perfectly fine as long as the solution is nontoxic. Here are some tips for nontoxic cleaning solutions.
COMMERCIAL CARPET CLEANERS
With so many types of carpet cleaners around, it’s very difficult for homeowners to distinguish the fake from the real nontoxic ones. What you should look for is “green-washing” products and stay away from them . “Green washing” is one of the terms companies use for carpet cleaners which in fact, are not as “green” as they claim. A rule of thumb is to purchase products that have a seal of approval from the Carpet and Rug Institute.
HOMEMADE SPOT CLEANERS
Spilled wineThere are many carpet cleaners you can make from common household ingredients. The main advantage is that they are nontoxic and sometimes, even more effective than commercial ones. Using mixtures of water, baking soda, white vinegar, vegetable soap or essential oils, homeowners can make nontoxic carpet cleaning solutions which are effective and cheap. Vegetable soap solutions are particularly effective on oil-based stains such as food, grease or lipstick stains. Vinegar-based solutions, on the other hand, work well on coffee and wine stains. Also you can try some free slots after a hard day of cleaning carpets.
Homemade Full-Carpet Cleaners
One of the most effective ways to clean and deodorize your carpets is as simple as sprinkling baking soda or corn meal with an optional 10 to 20 drops of your favorite essential oil over the carpet. Let it sit for about half an hour and then vacuum the entire carpet area, thoroughly. If you have a steam cleaner, then you can use it with a water-vinegar solution for maximum results.
The thing is that all these solutions work great for while, but they will never provide the same results as a professional carpet cleaning service. City Carpet Cleaners is one of the few companies in Houston TX that only use nontoxic cleaning solutions. For clean carpets and safe environment, call 281-999-1495
Posted on 09/19/2013 at 12:00:00 AM