Let us help you be Green with these Go Green Tips
Become conscious of what goes in your carpets and around your home:
Children and pets can be especially susceptible to dangerous chemicals, and it is important to choose products and services that are safe for the little ones you love. You watch the foods your children eat and strap a helmet on them when they ride their bikes – Selecting child safe cleaners is just as essential.
What is biodegradable and how does it pertain to your carpets:
“Biodegradable” is a word that shows up on lots of labels, but doesn’t necessarily mean a lot. Biodegradable simply means an item will eventually break down. This could mean it breaks down hundreds of years from now, or even that it will break down into chemicals that are harmful to the environment. It is important to ensure that the products you use are not only biodegradable, but actually eco-friendly.
Make sure that green and clean is the name of the game:
There are many product and cleaning companies that use potentially harmful janitorial products. When these solutions get outdoors – via air duct systems, down drains, or simply tossed outside – they can cause major problems, including air pollution, water pollution and the depletion of our Ozone. Plants and animals in wildlife can accumulate toxins, some of which inhibit their ability to reproduce. This makes it important to seek out eco-friendly products and companies.
How effective are green products on your carpets?
There are many eco-friendly products that not only work as well (if not better) than traditional cleaners, but are also comparable in price. These cleaners are better for people, and are also better for buildings and furnishings. Environmentally friendly solutions have less of in impact on nature and on buildings, making the things in your home last longer.
How toxic are the chemicals your carpet cleaner is using?
Some carpet cleaners contain toxins that can be harmful to those who clean the carpeting and those who walk and play on it. When choosing a carpet cleaner, or a company to do your cleaning, make sure that they use safe cleaners. Environmentally safe cleaners should not contain any carcinogens, should not be combustible, and should not be corrosive to the skin or eyes. You should also avoid any products that could be harmful to aquatic life or that contribute to smog and other pollution.
Be aware of the products and chemicals you use to clean your house:
Whether calling a professional cleaner into your house or cleaning your own home, you should ask yourself if the messes you are cleaning are really more of a hazard than the products you are about to employ to clean them. Many cleaning products include harsh chemicals intended to disinfect and kill germs, but often this is overkill. Unless you are cleaning up after raw meat or bodily fluids, these toxic cleansers are not necessary, and some have even been known to cause dizziness, nausea, allergic reactions, and irritation of eyes, skin and the respiratory tract. These risks can be avoided by using environmentally friendly cleaners and companies.
We recommend with our professional airduct cleaning services that you have your vents cleaned every 5-7 years:
Did you know that the air in your home may actually be more polluted that the air outside? Cleaning products you use inside your house circulate in the air long after the smell is gone. They can contaminate the air you are breathing simply by sitting under your sink if not secured properly. A reasonably easy way to avoid breathing these toxins each day is to replace cleansers with non-toxic and environmentally friendly ones. Not only do commercial services now offer cleanings with safer products, you can also purchase cleansers yourself for daily use, or do your regular cleaning with things like baking soda and vinegar that you probably already have in your pantry.
Be aware of cleaning products that are being dumped and polluting water:
With many commercial cleaning products and companies, groundwater is polluted every time water left from cleaning is simply poured down the drain. This includes excess water suctioned up by a professional rug shampooer, and it includes the harsh cleaners you use to scrub your bathroom. Being aware of the chemicals you surround yourself with is as important as being aware of the food you eat.
Research all cleaning and carpet cleaning products before use:
When you buy potentially hazardous cleaning products, this creates a demand for those chemicals, which means more of these products are created and thus pollute the environment. Often the development and manufacturing of these products is actually harmful to the environment as well. Does the eco friendly products make an impact on the environment? Many eco-friendly cleaning products are non-toxic, biodegradable, and made from renewable resources (not petroleum). Switching to these or homemade cleaning solutions can make a positive impact on your health and the environment. When getting rid of those old cleaners, Simply throwing them in the trash or down the sink will pollute the environment. They should be taken or picked up by special centers for toxic waste. You can visit EPA.gov for more info on disposing harmful waste.
What does the EPA say about the pollutions in products:
According to the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency), half of all illnesses can be traced to indoor pollution, which can be directly related to the use of household cleaners. Cut these down by switching to non-toxic cleaners on a daily basis, and remember to look into the products used by any hired professionals you bring in to clean your home as well. Eco friendly means best friends to your pets and children: Not only are animals closer to the ground than we are, they also have smaller lungs and faster metabolisms. Because they breathe in toxins faster than we do and process them at a faster rate, their bodies have to work harder to break down and get rid of toxins.. Being constantly in direct contact with carpeting, animals are also more vulnerable to full-on toxic poisoning.