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The Dangers of Carpet Cleaning Chemicals



Carpet and general house cleaning are essential for family health, comfort, and quality of life. Often, we don't consider the toxins we are adding to our homes by using harmful chemicals for cleaning. In 2016, according to CNN, “researchers at George Washington University say 45 toxic chemicals are found commonly in your house dust, with 10 of them lurking in 90% of homes across the country.”


The toxic chemicals found in your flooring and other areas of your home are known to cause different types of cancer, asthma, nerve damage, kidney damage, and other disorders. Find out what chemicals to avoid and other risk factors you should look out for below.


We touch our carpet more than we think. We lay there for group movie nights, walk around barefoot and take naps after a long day. These chemicals cause irritation and rashes when brought into contact with the skin:


· Glycol Ethers

· Chloride

· Naphthalene

· Sodium Bisulfate

· Sodium Carbonate

· Sodium Hydroxide

· Perchloroethylene

· Propane

· Butane

· Butoxy Ethanol


Perchloroethylene is a popular chemical that is known to cause nausea, fatigue, dizziness, and kidney and liver damage. Butoxy Ethanol connects to nerve, kidney, and liver damage. It can enter the body through direct contact and breathing fumes. Lastly, if you're interested in confusion, vomiting, and more liver or nerve damage, Naphthalene is an excellent choice. It is another popular cleaning product that dissolves dirt, kills bugs, and brings harm to your household.


Not only are toxic cleaning solutions directly harmful to your body; they also affect your air quality. Once they are released and trapped into your carpets, they create an environment for mold, mildew, and other bacteria to grow.


When searching for an effective carpet cleaner in between professional cleaning, look for green-certified and non-toxic cleaning solutions. Consider using natural products such as vinegar and baking soda.


Green & Clean Carpet, LLC offers professional, environmentally friendly cleaning in Lancaster, Palmdale and Los Angeles, California. Our family-owned business has IICRC-Certified professionals who provide exceptional service with a guarantee of 100% satisfaction. In addition to carpet cleaning, our company offers upholstery cleaning and pressure washing services. With years of experience, you can trust us to accurately complete all tasks while saving you time, money, and keeping your family healthy and safe from harmful toxins. For questions, free quotes, and bookings, please contact us by visiting our website or calling our head office at (661) 367-1265.

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