What is Green Carpet Cleaning?

Carpets naturally get dirty, especially if you have kids or pets. After a good cleaning, it doesn’t take long for your carpets to get loaded up with dirt, pet dander, dog slobber, food particles, dust, dead bugs, and mould spores once again. In order to keep your carpets looking their best, and to maintain the air quality in your home, it’s a good idea to have your carpets professionally cleaned at least once a year.

Nowadays, a lot of carpet cleaning companies are going green. Many consumers are confused about what this means and how it’s different than the way carpets used to be cleaned and probably sometimes still are.

In the old days, commercial companies often used carpet cleaning solutions that contained nasty volatile organic compounds like perchoroethylene, naphthalene, and trichloroethylene. Even the names sound scary and all of these chemicals have been linked to serious health problems including cancer.

Fortunately, the carpet cleaning industry has kept pace with the cleaning industry in general in its adoption of environmentally friendly green carpet cleaning techniques.

Hot water extraction is recognized by many carpet manufacturers as being the most effective and least damaging carpet cleaning method. It’s possible to clean carpets with just hot water but sometimes a mild detergent is added to the water for extra cleaning power. As hot water is sprayed onto carpet fibres, it’s simultaneously sucked up along with suspended dirt from the carpet. If there’s a drawback to hot water extraction it’s the small amount of water that’s left behind in the carpet. In areas of high humidity, it’s possible for mould to start to grow if something isn’t done to improve the air flow through a room that’s been cleaned.

If your carpets are starting to look a little grungy but you don’t want harsh chemicals sprayed throughout your home or office, ask Regency Cleaning in Calgary about their green carpet cleaning services.