Carpets are usually among the first to accumulate dust and dirt at every house and workplace. It is because of their specific structure of fibres, which make it easier for dust particles and debris to stay trapped in between these fibres. On the surface, your carpet may look completely clean and free of dust, especially when you are following an everyday vacuuming routine, but the truth is that under this surface your carpet may turn out to be a depository for allergens and bacteria. Normally you won’t know that and you are going to try to clean more thorough your carpet, or even hire a professional help, once you have to face the problem s stubborn stains and spills. Well, the dust and allergens accumulated in your carpet are one of the main reasons for the unhealthy environment, often causing skin irritations and other issues and conditions like asthma, for example. And you definitely don’t want that, so it is extremely important to make sure your carpet is clean and sanitised timely. Especially for commercial and office building that are visited by many people daily and where the amount of dust and debris and higher, having a good ventilation system and a clean carpet is the key moment for healthy indoor air and environment.
Now, the different professional carpet cleaning companies have different methods for making your carpet a clean and beautiful thing. In fact, different people themselves have different approaches and methods. Both, professional companies and carpet owners are most likely to go for carpet cleaning products offered on the market. Although one of the most professional methods for cleaning and sanitising carpets is the hot water extraction system that many professionals use, there is still a big difference between the many companies, because every out of them is using different products with different ingredients, some of them safer, while other highly toxic.
Carpet cleaning products can contain perchloroethylene, which is a carcinogen and can have immediate central nervous system effects that include dizziness, sleepiness, nausea, tremors, disorientation and provoke allergies as well as long-term effects. Naphthalene described “toxic by inhalation”, is another common ingredient in the carpet treatment products you can find on the shelves of almost any supermarket and department store. Carpet cleaners can also contain other toxic ingredients that have an impact on the central nervous system, irritate the eyes, skin, respiratory and be carcinogenic on high concentrations. Now you will start looking with other eyes on what is offered at the store, we guess, but the bad news is that commonly the dangerous ingredients are not even listed on the label. Fortunately, there are natural and safer alternatives that work exactly as good, but are healthy and highly recommended by us.
For preparing natural carpet cleaner, you can mix salt, borax and vinegar to paste texture that you can rub into the carpet and then vacuum when dry. Carpet stains can be easily removed by using a mixture of warm water, vinegar, a bit of liquid castile soap. This product works very well and effectively. You can also neutralise odours by sprinkling baking soda on the carpet and vacuum it after a few hours. As you can see, using natural cleaning products is not only effective and healthy, but also very easy and affordable.
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