Spring cleaning can be a drag. Carpet cleaning is often the last thing we consider when tidying our house for the warmer weather. Bright, fresh smelling carpet can make a huge difference for any home. Often homeowners decide to just install new carpeting instead of regularly maintaining their current flooring. Well-kept carpet will not only be aesthetically pleasing, it also can make the air you breathe cleaner. Carpet attracts lots of filth from animal fur, dirt collected on shoes, and residue from toxic cleaners. Considering a new, green approach when hiring carpet professionals can save you a lot of money in the future. If you are in the Springfield, Branson or Mt. Vernon areas of Missouri, call ServiceMaster DSI for excellent, green-friendly carpet cleaning service.
Did you know that investing in non-petroleum based, non-toxic products can actually save the lifespan of your carpeting? Most cleaning products on the market contain Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs). These can damage your carpet’s luster while also polluting the air in your home with toxic chemicals. Not only are they bad for the environment, but they also are bad for your lung health. According to a study by the US National Library of Medicine, 23 VOCs were found in the lungs of cancer patients. If this statistic isn’t enough to convince you to make the switch to green friendly cleaners, The New York Department of Health says that almost all indoor settings contain VOCs because they are so commonly used in household products. Carpets in particular harbor VOCs because of their absorbent consistency. Residue from cleaners stick to carpet for a long time, creating contaminated air.
Luckily, there are great alternatives to using toxic carpet cleaning chemicals. A minimal presence of toxins is recommended by the EPA, and use of bio-based solvents ingredients like pine and citrus oil is suggested. Hiring a professional company to clean your carpet is usually a good idea, considering they have license to purchase long-lasting cleaners and products. Make it a priority to ask companies if they use green-cleaning methods and what ingredients are in the cleansers they use.
Spring cleaning might be a nuisance, but carpet cleaning doesn’t have to be. Taking extra precaution and considering gentler, green methods of cleaning will not only preserve your carpeting but also save your health. ServiceMaster DSI uses green-friendly methods and approved environmentally friendly products that leave behind less residue. Call ServiceMaster DSI today for carpet cleaning services in the Springfield, Branson, and Mt. Vernon areas.