Can my carpet be cleaned without chemicals? Orange County, CA


More than ever, people are becoming aware of the potentially harmful effects of chemical use in the home. We have many clients who contact our office that are looking for a green carpet cleaning service. “Can you clean my carpet without chemicals?” is a question we are often asked.

Technically speaking, the only way to clean a carpet without chemicals is to just vacuum it. Even plain water is a chemical compound (H2O). However, what is usually meant when asked if we can clean your carpet without chemicals is, “can you clean my carpet safely?”

The short answer is, “Yes.” Your carpet cleaner should have a variety of products that are very safe to use.

For most clients, a reasonable solution to the issue would be to pre-treat your carpet with a standard mild carpet pre-spray and work it into the fibers like normal. The key step would be to rinse and extract the carpet with clean hot water. The hot water extraction rinse would remove virtually all the pre-treatment and leave very little residue in your carpet.

For other clients who are extremely sensitive, your carpet cleaner should have access to other products that are extremely safe. One major manufacturer produces an anti-allergen pre-spray that is hypo-allergenic, non-toxic and free of dyes, perfumes, solvents, VOCs, phosphates or other hazardous materials.

Additionally, it is derived from renewable seed and vegetable sources and is formulated to meet or exceed all established standards of wool fiber producers and fifth generation stain resistant carpet manufacturers.

There is also a rinsing agent that can be used that matches this pre-spray and meets the same stringent restrictions. Or, if you prefer, your carpet cleaner can simply rinse and extract the pre-treated carpeting with hot water, as mentioned previously.

It’s nice to know that most carpet cleaning products manufactured for use today are very safe for you and your family. A well trained, certified carpet cleaning technician will be able to meet your needs and provide a very high level of service, leaving you with clean, safe carpeting in your home.

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