November 6, 2013

Make Sure Your Professional Carpet Cleaning Isn’t Dangerous For Your Kids

If you have carpeting in your home, you know how important it is to properly maintain the carpeting. You want your carpeting to look good, to be clean and fresh at all times. You probably already do all that you can to ensure your carpet always looks its best.

You vacuum regularly, clean spills immediately, and try to avoid tracking dirt and grime into your home by using rugs. However, no matter how much maintenance you do, there comes a time when every home’s carpet needs professionally cleaned.

When having your carpet cleaned, make sure that the cleaning process does not pose a risk for your kids.

Many carpet cleaning professionals use a variety of potentially toxic chemicals when cleaning your carpet. These chemicals may do a fine job of removing dirt and grime from your carpeting – but they can also become trapped in the fibers of your carpeting.

The last thing you want is for your children to be exposed to toxic chemicals and fumes while playing on a freshly cleaned carpet. To avoid this problem, you need to ensure that your carpet cleaning professional uses environmentally friendly cleaners.

Just because a professional claims to use a “green” cleaning process does not make it true. Do your research when choosing a carpet cleaner to ensure that they do use only “green” products.

Ask pertinent questions before you hire a carpet cleaner. Find out exactly which products they use for cleaning, then research the products to make sure they are non-toxic. Discuss the cleaning process thoroughly. Do not be afraid to ask for references before hiring a carpet cleaner – then, check those references.

You can never be too cautious when it comes to the health and safety of your little ones.