The most common ingredients in commercial carpet cleaning products are toxic and are serious threat to both humans and pets health. If you want to clean your rugs and carpets properly and keep their as-new look longer take a look at our suggestions below. Here we’ve added 5 eco-friendly cleaning tips to help you deal with carpet cleaning easy without spending endless hours of exhausting work and use of toxic carpet cleaning products.
Dirt, dust and debris enter our home quite easily. Every time you come home from outside, or even when you open a window or door. Dirt settles deep into your carpet’s fibres and one of the most effective ways to remove them is to vacuum regularly. At least once a week for the whole place and 2-3 times a week for high traffic areas – hallways, living loom etc., should be enough.
Deal with Spills Right Away
When spill occur dealing with it immediately means you don’t need to use any toxic chemical products. The first step is to remove any excessive moist remaining in your carpet. After that treat the spot with hand soap and water, or some of the following combinations of common household products: Salt or cornstarch to soak up grease, club soda – for coffee, red wine or juice stains. If you have to deal with some faul odour sprinkle evenly baking soda on the affected area, wait 5-10 minutes then remove with vacuum cleaner. For most stains a solution from 1 part distilled white vinegar and 3 parts water works really well and it is a safe and green alternative to chemical products.
Steam Cleaning without Detergent
If you followed the tips above you won’t need anything but plain water when steam cleaning your carpets and rugs. The extremely heated water will loosen the built in dirt so they can be easily sucked up. Hot steam kills bacteria so using detergent is not necessary. If you want you can add some white vinegar into water tank. Vinegar is a good, natural substance for dealing with rot and mildew. The smell from vinegar will disappear in less than a day, leaving your carpets properly cleaned and with no stains.
Plant-Based Cleaning Products
It is handy to have some commercial cleaning product at home, but instead of buying toxic ones opt for plant-based detergents. Read the labels carefully – there are pretty good green carpet cleaning products, safe for you and for your family’s health. Also, if you are renting steam-cleaning machine make sure to clean the water tank before you use it to remove any toxic residues, left there from the renter before you.
Hire Professional Cleaning Company
No matter how much effort you put in cleaning your home carpets and rugs hiring professional London carpet cleaners is highly recommended once or twice a year. Check if the company you want to hire uses green solutions and detergent – a lot of professionals nowadays do, but make sure by yourself. Professional teams move heavy furniture and treat old spots and stains meticulously saving you a lot of elbow grease.
When cleaning with non-toxic products you lower significantly the risk of asthma, allergies and skin conditions for you and others around you. If you still haven’t cleaned your home deeply after the holiday season, here are our 9 professional tips how to do it.