December 23, 2013

Celebrating Earth Day 2013 and Colorado Carpet Cleaning

How will you celebrate Earth Day in 2013 – The Face Of Climate Change?

The very first Earth Day was 43 years ago, April 22, 1970. On that day, a US Senator from Wisconsin decided he had to do something after witnessing the ravages of the 1969 massive oil spill in Santa Barbara, California. He was inspired by the student anti-war movement, and realized if he could infuse the same energy into public consciousness about air and water pollution, people would begin taking action to help Mother Earth.

On that day, 20 million Americans took to the streets, parks and auditoriums to demonstrate for a health, sustainable environment. This one act led to the creation of the US Environmental Protection Agency and the passage of the Clean Air, Clean Water and Endangered Species Acts.

The rest, as they say, is history. And we’ve been celebrating Earth Day ever since.

Here at CitruSolutions, specializing in Highlands Ranch carpet cleaning, we take the concept of natural carpet cleaning seriously. Harsh chemicals are harmful to you, to your kids and pets, and ultimately to the environment as well. Do you really want your kids playing on the floor next to known carcenogenic chemicals, or your dog enjoying a bone next to a recently cleaned (and chemicalized) carpet?

Don’t just ask about cost the next time you hire a professional carpet cleaner; ask how safe it is for your home environment.

Here are some things to think about before you clean:

Spot cleaners have some of the worst and most toxic chemicals on the market. Never use products that contain highly dangerous ingredients such as hydrofluoric acid (rust remover) or tetrachloroethylene (type 4 spot remover).

Many carpet shampoos and maintenance cleaners use toxic ingredients that pose great risk through inhalation and/or skin contact. Avoid isopropanal, butoxyethanol or ethanolamine, all of which can do damage to you inside and out.

Some professionals use chemicals and an extraction process. These are hazardous ingredients, and include acid rinses like hydroxyacetic acid, and solvents like butoxyethanol.

Mildewcides and disinfectants contain products like tributyl tin, formaldehyde and others are all highly toxic to humans. And in some cases – like tributyl tin – are even banned from use from certain areas (San Francisco) because of their potentially harmful impact to both humans and the environment.

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