Eco-friendly carpet cleaning: tips for environmentally conscious homeowners

As an environmentally conscious homeowner, there are several tips you can follow to ensure eco-friendly carpet cleaning. Here are some suggestions:

Choose carpet cleaning companies that use green cleaning products

Ensure your carpet cleaning firm uses plant and citrus-based, environmentally friendly, non-toxic, and biodegradable solutions. Avoid carpet cleaning companies that use heavy alkaline petrochemical-based products.

Use eco-friendly carpet cleaning services

If you prefer to hire professional carpet cleaners, research companies that use eco-friendly practices and products. Look for certifications like Green Seal or the Carpet and Rug Institute’s Green Label to ensure their commitment to environmentally friendly methods.

Opt for steam cleaning

Steam cleaning is an effective and eco-friendly method for deep cleaning carpets. It uses hot water and steam to break down dirt and stains, eliminating the need for harsh chemicals. Additionally, steam cleaning helps kill dust mites and allergens, making your carpet cleaner and healthier.

Practice regular carpet maintenance

Regularly vacuuming your carpets helps remove dirt, dust, and allergens, preventing them from building up and causing damage. Aim to vacuum at least once a week, or more frequently in high-traffic areas. Consider using a vacuum cleaner with a HEPA filter to capture smaller particles effectively.

Spot clean spills immediately

Promptly address any spills or stains on your carpet to prevent them from setting in. Blot the area with a clean cloth or paper towel, starting from the outside and working your way inwards. Avoid rubbing, as it can spread the stain further.

Implement preventive measures

Place doormats at entrances to prevent dirt and debris from being tracked onto your carpets. Encourage family members and guests to remove their shoes when entering your home to reduce the amount of dirt brought indoors. Using furniture pads under heavy pieces can also prevent carpet damage.

Properly dispose of waste

When discarding carpet cleaning waste, such as dirty water or used cleaning products, follow local regulations for proper disposal. Avoid pouring chemicals or dirty water down the drain, as they can harm water sources and aquatic life.

Consider carpet alternatives

If you’re renovating or replacing your carpet, explore eco-friendly alternatives. Sustainable options include carpets made from natural fibres like wool, bamboo carpet fibre or sisal.

Remember, adopting these eco-friendly carpet cleaning practices not only helps protect the environment but also contributes to a healthier living space for you and your family.

Metro Carpet Cleaning is an internationally certified firm with IICRC (The Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification). We use only the very best sourced plant and citrus-based, non-toxic, biodegradable cleaning solutions.

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About Vic Barzacca

Vic Barzacca brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the world of cleaning and restoration solutions. With a passion for delivering exceptional results, Vic’s articles offer valuable insights and practical tips on achieving a superior clean.

As the founder of Total Cleaning Solutions, Metro Carpet Cleaning and Metro Restorers, Vic’s expertise extends beyond the written word, with hands-on involvement in every project.

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