Safety of Carpet Cleaning Chemicals for Pets and Humans

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.

I have used 1st Class for both a commercial building and our home. Both experiences were great! I thought our carpet at home was past the point of no return, but they did an amazing job. Pet stains and heavy traffic areas look so great. They are super responsive and timely. A great local small business! I would highly recommend.
Lori G.
Great company, great owners. They always do a thorough carpet cleaning.
Cherie M.
Excellent service. They really know there stuff when it comes to cleaning carpet and couches. Friendly staff. Very reasonable prices. Thank you.
Dawn M.
Ginny and Claude came on short notice. They did a great job.
Karen W.
I could not be happier with our cleaning service from 1st Class! From my first call, Ginny worked with me to optimize the timing of our cleaning with other work being done, and all communication from there was clear and thorough. Claude and Ginny are genuinely nice people and were a pleasure to work with during the cleaning. They clearly know their stuff and stand behind their work. Results were my formerly bedraggled 9 year old carpets looking brand new and a company I will definitely use again and recommend to others.
Sarah C.
This Company did a fantastic job on our 30+ year old carpet that just won't wear out! While we were moving furniture back afterward, I noticed a strip in a traffic area that didn't look quite right. When I contacted them, they were back out within a few hours and promptly took care of the issue!
Sue G.
Awesome company, my furniture looks amazing. They were clean and professional. Also, on time and went right to work!
michele G.
I saw their google reviews and called them for carpet cleaning. Very professional and the best carpet cleaners I have ever had and very reasonable prices. 😊😊😊
Sneha P.
Very professional, polite, the carpets looked and smelled wonderful!
Christine L.
I called him on Saturday to clean my couch and my chair and they came out on Sunday and did an awesome job. I will be using this company again
Tina S.
This company is amazing! I highly recommend them! They were on time and super friendly and did an amazing job! Great experience!
Grace S.
Team just left moments ago after carpet cleaning. House looks much better already. They got out stuck on stains. Highly recommend them. After using others, they are now our go to carpet cleaning crew.
J. A.
Are use this company for air duct and dryer vent cleaning services. The team was extremely professional and courteous and informed me of any concerns with my events. I was very happy with the quality of the service and the duration.
Heather S.
1st Class is exceptional. Extremely responsive, courteous, thorough and on time. Definitely recommend! THANK YOU!
Lindsay G.
Wow 1st class is their name for a reason. I had the vent cleaning, carpet cleaning and upholstery cleaning services done today. They did such a thorough job in 2.5 hours for a 2500 sqft house, very nice owners (husband/wife) team that show up and WORK. Very satisfied.
Caitlin S.
Hung up the phone and they were at our front door in minutes. Toilet leaking all over wet carpet.
Chris J.
My 2 dogs got skunked last night. We cleaned up everything we could ourselves but our main rug i couldnt get the smell out. I called 1st class and HANDS DOWN the FASTEST SERVICE IVE EVER GOTTEN. Lucky for me they live down the road and were here at my house 15 mins later. Totally professional, got rid of the smell and so understanding and helpful.Im passing there information on to all my neighbors and friends because you dont get service like they provide anywhere else!!!Thanks again for everything!!!!
Kyle O.
Would recommend this company. On time and courteous. Excellent job on my carpet which was extremely dirty looks great now.
Dorothy M.
They were fabulous! They were early and got some nasty stuff out. Thank you so much.
Laura Y.
We have a carpet that was the best quality at the time, but is 30 years old. It had so many stains, I was sure they were permanent. The owners showed up with state of the art equipment and 'steam' cleaned, not hot water clean, and got almost every stain and mark out of this old carpet. It honestly looks like new. The only stain remaining was because it was actual wood stain and you have to replace the carpet with that much damage. The steam allows you to walk on the carpet in 6 hours instead of the usual 24. We are selling this house and the carpet was the only sore spot, but not anymore. I will recommend this company to family and friends with a clear conscience.
Tom T.
On time. Easy to contact and schedule appointment. The carpet looks great!
Carla P.
Very professional. Did a great job. They are the only carpet cleaning company I use.
Absolutely awesome experience! I needed anti-microbial cleaning for a guest coming with severe allergies. They arrived promptly, were fast and efficient and I’ll recommend them all day long.
Ann I.
Excellent, thorough duct and carpet cleaning. Will definitely use them again!
Dawn B.
Did a first-class job on time and very professional. No pricing games just a good honest job at a good fair price.
El C.
Claude was a great guy and too informative. He explained me of every bit of the services that he was doing. I would definitely try him all the time and would recommend him :-)
Chinmaya J.
After our crawlspace flooded due to a frozen pipe, we could not have asked for a better experience or better service than what Claude provided. One of the perks of a small town and local business - we called in the later evening hours on a weeknight, expecting to get voicemail and/or be told we would have to wait a couple days, but Claude was there with a pump within 20 minutes! A good 2-3 feet of water was pumped and gone by the next morning allowing us to quickly get our pipe fixed and boiler up and running so we could heat our house. Claude brought a blower over, checked in with us regularly, and finalized his part by spraying to prevent mold. Friendly, knowledgeable, and more than fair in pricing. We highly recommend this local small business!
Jessica L.
They are the best .fast and professionalTotally would recommend.
Cid C.
Very knowledgeable and arrived right on time. Happy with cleaning and would highly recommend. Plan to use again.
James B.
1st class carpet cleaning lives up to its name! Great work and left us with clean carpet and furniture that we thought needed to be replaced! All at affordable pricing and friendly service.
Robert P.
These gentlemen were very professional! They really know their craft!
Tina B.
Excellent service and quality work and did two of our rugs for free!!
Kate B.
Very professional, attention to detail and customer service oriented. Recommend this company highly.
Karen W.