Toxic Carpet: Springfield MO
Your carpet can contain health hazards, the severity of which is based on the age of your floor covering. Most new carpets contain volatile VOC's (organic compounds) including benzene, toluene, formaldehyde, styrene, ethyl benzene and acetone. Many of these are on the EPA's list of Extremely Hazardous Substances. New carpets are also likely to harbor known carcinogens such as Dichlorobenzene are and other chemicals, known to cause, nerve damage, hallucinations and respiratory illness. Most new carpets are treated with artificial dyes, stain and soil repellents, adhesives, mothproofing and flame retardants, all of which can use toxic synthetic chemicals. Older carpets offer even more health hazards than new ones. They may contain the chemicals banned from more recent production. Also, they can harbor years of accumulated dirt, dust mites, and previously used chemical cleaning products, pesticides, paint fumes and solvents. A carpet can hold eight times its weight in dust and dirt.
What Can You Do
When purchasing carpet, look for the Green Label Plus Certification certifying that the carpet has passed independent laboratory tests for emissions from thirteen notorious chemicals. After you purchase your carpet, use non-toxic products to keep it clean. You can purchase a cleaning product from an eco-friendly company or make your own environmentally friendly cleaner. Try filling a spray bottle with a 50/50 mix of white vinegar and water and apply this to the carpet. White vinegar can remove most odors and is also effective against many types of carpet spots.Experts recommend vacuuming with a high quality HEPA Vacuum Cleaner. Clean the vacuum bag frequently. Also, steam cleaning your carpet kills dust mites and bacteria. You might also want to try having a shoe-free house so that carpet remains cleaner. Make sure you have a good doormat to absorb dirt and bacteria from people's shoes.
Ultra Carpet Care of Springfield, MO. uses cleaning products that are safe for pets and people. Our process rinses your carpet completely, leaving no residue. Call the Professionals for the best carpet cleaners in Springfield, MO. (417) 459-1971