Carpets add a lot to any room – color, warmth, a way to decrease echo… and if you usually have your carpets cleaned traditionally, they add a lot of toxic chemical residues as well. Most carpet cleaners use the same nasty chemical used by traditional dry cleaners – perchloroethylene (Perc) – which can cause both short and long term health damage. But, as with dry cleaning, eco-friendly alternatives are popping up everywhere so that you can get green home carpet cleaning.
So if you were hoping that flying your carpet around in true Middle Eastern style would be enough to get the dust and stains out… but just couldn’t get your carpet to fly? Now you can look for an alternative.
These eco-friendly cleaning services generally use plant-based cleaning solutions (instead of chemical-based ones). Additionally, they use steam cleaning, which is effective and damage-free to you, your carpet, and the environment.
We have not been able to locate any environmentally friendly carpet cleaners in the Middle East area yet, so if you know of one please share it in the comments section below. Alternatively, you could ask your local carpet cleaner if they use any alternative methods that are not as bad for the environment.
Before you resort to a full-on professional carpet cleaning, though, here are some things you can do at home:
- Prevent your carpets from accumulating dirt and dust by removing shoes before stepping onto your carpets.
- Spot clean stains with eco-friendly cleaning solutions, such as a homemade solution of equal parts white vinegar and water.
- Vacuum your carpet regularly.
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If you have any tips on green carpet cleaning please share in the comments section.