December 25, 2013

Keeping Carpets Clean and Kids Healthy Without Dangerous Chemicals

Carpeting in your home is an easy and affordable way to keep your family comfortable. Carpet is soft under your feet, and it makes a great place to stretch out on the floor.

However, carpeting can quickly become home to dust, dirt, mold, and other allergens, which can be harmful to the health of your family. The use of possibly dangerous chemicals on your carpet to clean it only poses another health risk to your family.

Here are some tips to keep your carpet clean and your kids healthy without dangerous chemicals.
Keep Carpets Clean and Kids Healthy Without Dangerous Chemicals
Keep your carpet clean from the start. Use welcome mats to catch any loose dirt before it reaches your carpet. Have everyone take off his or her shoes before walking on the carpet. Vacuum your carpet at least a few times a week to remove any surface dirt. Clean up stains as soon as they happen.

Remember, the more chemicals you use on your carpets, the more they will affect your family. Stay simple and natural. We’ll leave a bottle of our citrus spot remover solution after every cleaning. Use it in between cleanings for keeping little stains at bay.

When professionally cleaning your carpet (a process that should take place at least twice a year to remove dirt, dust and allergens trapped in the carpet fibers), use only a natural solution. You use natural citrus in your other cleaning products, why not trust it for your carpets as well?

A natural solution is ideal for removing old residue from shampoos and other carpet cleaners that may still be residing deep in the fibers.  And it’s designed to give you a clean you not only will see, but will smell as well. No chemical smell that brings tears to your eyes.

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What You Didn’t Know About Your Carpets and Why you Should Clean Them Today

If you consider the carpeting in your home safe, you should think again. There are various hidden dangers in the carpeting of any home that is not regularly cleaned.


Germs live in carpets for much longer than anyone ever anticipated. Remember the flu you had two weeks ago? It may still exist in your carpets. Most people believe the flu is only contagious for a week or so after the flu has left the home, but if it is in the carpeting, the danger lingers. And the vacuum that you use to clean your carpets is also harboring many germs … yep, it is considered just as dangerous as a kitchen sponge.


Dirt can live underneath a carpet by the pound. Even people that regularly vacuum have a large amount of dirt and soil trapped underneath their carpet. Without proper cleaning on a regular basis, there is no way to get the debris that has settled into the carpet.

Human and Pet Dander

Every day you shed … skin flakes, hair, dirt from your shoes … all of that and more can embed into your carpet. Regular vacuuming will eliminate some of the dirt and flakes, but not all of them. Pets spend even more time in your home, laying on the carpets, and tracking in things from the great outdoors. They too leave behind plenty of germs in the carpeting.

The Dangers

Because you want to keep yourself and your family healthy, it is important to regularly vacuum, clean your vacuum, and clean your carpets for the healthiest results. Yet its also necessary to be conscious of how you clean them. If you use harsh chemicals and they dry into the fibers and padding, you are exposing your family to unnecessary risks even in between cleanings. You wouldn’t shampoo your baby’s hair with a harsh cleaner, why would you want them playing and crawling on something as equally dangerous?

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4 Myths About Carpet Cleaning

Cleaning is a part of our daily rituals. We take showers. We wash our clothes. We clean the kitchen. We may even vacuum our floors. But what about cleaning the carpets? Is vacuuming enough, or should we be more vigilant in how often we take on the one thing we use every day … our floors?

Myth #1 Cleaning your carpet too much can shorten the life of your carpet

Dirt actually acts as an abrasive within the fibers of your carpet, acting almost like sandpaper. Every time you step on it, you grind the dirt further into its fibers. This can cut your carpet just as if you were taking a knife to it. Dirt will shorten your carpets life, not being clean. And while vacuuming can help, its simply not enough. The longer you wait to have your carpets cleaned, the more damage it can cause.

Myth #2 The only reason to clean carpets is to remove dirt

When you have a stain or you see a noticeable difference in color between the carpet you walk on and the carpet underneath your furniture, its definitely time to call in the carpet cleaners. But in many cases that’s a little too late. Carpets over time do collect dirt and grime, but they collect a lot more too. Pollen, fungus, bacteria, cigarette smoke, car exhaust, and hundreds of other chemicals surround us every day, inside and out. They follow us in on our shoes, clothes and coats, and float in when we open doors and windows. Not surprisingly all those chemicals follow gravity as we move around, migrating deep into the carpet fibers. By cleaning your carpets regularly, you remove not only dirt and grime, but also the unwanted chemicals as well.

Myth #3 Carpet cleaning just adds more chemicals into the carpet and into my home

With some carpet cleaning services, this may be true. Carpet cleaning generally comes in two formats: dry cleaning or hot water extraction. And every company chooses what products, shampoos or cleaning solutions it will put on as a part of the process. Some choose harsh chemicals, reasoning it has to be tough to cut through grime and stains. Others prefer more natural products, cleaning in a more gentle way.

Here at CitruSolution, we prefer a natural cleaner powered by citrus agents extracted from lemons, orange and grapefruit peels, which has been proved effective against grease and dirt, and fights yellowing and oxidation that can dull your carpets. And because its made from all natural products, chemicals won’t be added to your carpets, they will only be whisked away.

Myth #4 The price advertised may not be the price you pay

Don’t you just hate finding a carpet cleaning company, getting an estimate, hiring them, only to find the final bill is much higher than what you were originally quoted? The excuses start in – special stains we didn’t see, extra square footage we didn’t account for – and they go on and on.

Our company offers a simple policy because we know how tiring that “bait and switch” game can be. We offer simple guaranteed pricing with absolutely no upsells ever. The price we quote you is the price you’ll pay. Guaranteed. Just give us a call and see why a boutique carpet cleaner may be the best find you’ll make all year – CitruSolution.

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