Non Toxic Steam Carpet Cleaning

It is a common misconception that steam carpet cleaning is toxic. Indeed, standard steam carpet cleaning does involve the use of chemicals such as detergents, solvents, powders, and anti-staining solutions as a part of the process – however, the manufacturers of these products work hard to ensure that their products are of high quality and safe for both home and commercial use. For those who suffer from allergies, asthma or who are sensitive to cleaning chemicals, any professional commercial steam carpet cleaner will be able to offer alternative cleaning solutions that are specifically designed to avoid discomfort.

Alternative Methods

If you are still unsure, there are steam carpet cleaning machines that do not rely on chemicals and simply use hot water extraction technology to remove dirt. While powerful in terms of water pressure and able to reach deep into your carpet to remove dirt, they are not as effective as traditional chemical-supported steam carpet cleaning, as the chemicals are used to make dirt easier to remove from the fibres of the carpet as well as prevent future staining. You may thus find that using this non-toxic steam carpet cleaning technique will mean that you have to steam your carpets more often.

Green Carpet Steaming

A further option is to go for so called ‘green’ cleaning solutions, which are also commonly referred to as non-toxic steam carpet cleaning solutions due to their low impact on both sensitive humans and nature. These are more expensive, but commonly available, and any professional steam carpet cleaner will be able to offer the use of these solutions upon request.

Avoiding Negative Effects of Chemical Carpet Cleaning

If you are somewhat, but not very, sensitive to chemicals such as those used when steam cleaning your carpet, or if you have pets or children (who are often more sensitive than adults), you can still use standard cleaning solutions. So called non-toxic carpet steam cleaning solutions are, as mentioned above, more expensive, and if you opt to use standard cleaning solutions the best step to take in order to avoid any negative effect is to close the room off until the carpet is completely dry. Avoid having any sensitive person, or pet, come in contact with the carpeted area until it has dried out completely – and once dried, give it a quick hoover to get rid of any dried up remains which may adversely affect them.

Ask a Professional

The very best way to find a non-toxic steam carpet cleaning solution to suit your particular needs, or to find out whether one is indeed needed, is to consult a professional steam carpet cleaner. These trained professionals will have sufficient knowledge to advise you as to the best way around your problem, and will further be able to provide you with the service you need. Any steam carpet cleaner who has been approved by the National Carpet Cleaners Association will well equipped in dealing with your queries, and should serve as a good place to start.


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