As a homeowner, parent or pet owner, you are understandably concerned with safety. If you have been contemplating getting your carpets cleaned, you may be wondering how safe the chemicals used in that process are. Carpet cleaning chemicals have come a long way over the years and are now extremely eco-friendly and non-toxic.
In fact, you should be more afraid of the bacteria, dirt and mold that comes with an unclean carpet than you should be with the carpet cleaning chemicals themselves. Particularly in the winter, we are all spending more time indoors. That means more germs, more dirt, more everything. Keeping your carpets clean this season is more important than ever.
We can’t speak for other companies, but here at 1st Class Carpet Cleaning and Restoration, we only use environmentally-friendly, non-toxic chemicals that are safe for kids, pets and other occupants. No harsh chemicals here! Of course, that doesn’t mean our products and processes aren’t tough on stains and dirt. They are highly effective and get out even the most deeply set dirt and grime. The high water temps we use, combined with the suction power of the Butler System, ensure germs and bacteria are killed as well.
Not all carpet cleaning companies are created equal. Some still use chemicals that can be bad for your indoor air quality and for breathing into your lungs.
What to Look For
To that end, here’s what to look for in a reputable carpet cleaning company when it comes to safe cleaning chemicals.
Green-Certified, Non-Toxic Cleaning Solutions
Be on the lookout for a provider that uses chemicals and products that are safe for both humans and the environment. They should be using cleaning solutions with ingredients approved by the FDA’s Generally Recognized As Safe list.
Short Dry Times
Bacteria, mold, and mildew grow and spread fast. If you choose a carpet cleaner too hastily because they’re cheap, you could end up with a carpet that’s soaking wet when they leave. This could take several days to dry, during which time mold can start to grow. In fact, mold growth can start in as little as 48 hours. Plus, you may start smelling that musty odor that comes with damp carpet.
Here at 1st Class, our methods ensure your carpet dries within six to eight hours.
Good Reviews and Certifications
Read up on reviews of the company to ensure they have an overall positive rating. More than that, check out their certifications and awards.
Effective, Thorough Cleaning
Just because a company is green doesn’t necessarily mean it’s doing the best job at getting your carpets cleaned. You need a company that’s green and effective. Look into their cleaning processes and methods with a goal of making sure your carpets stay cleaner longer. We use the Butler System, powered by our trucks, which uses a water temperature of 200 degrees Fahrenheit with a consistent suction.
Look for a carpet cleaning company that goes above and beyond the basics to provide extra safe and clean services, such as carpet deodorizing, hot water extraction and anti-bacterial treatment.
Contact 1st Class Carpet Cleaning and Restoration
Schedule your carpet cleaning in Michigan when you call us at (248) 491-3088. We would be happy to speak with you about the local chemicals we use in our carpet cleaning processes.