Carpet cleaning is essential in ensuring that your Kensington or Chelsea home is free from health hazards. A dirty carpet can be a host to a multitude of contaminants, such as dirt, mould, and dust mites. However, cleaning your carpet may cause just as many problems, particularly when the cleaning product used contains chemicals that pose their own health risks.
In the past, the typical carpet cleaning process made use of caustic ingredients and harsh chemicals. Sadly, these ingredients are still used nowadays, primarily because they cost less. However, these cleaning solutions can leave dangerous residue behind. For example, ammonia, which is a common component in cleaning solutions, could be fatal if swallowed, and exposure to it can irritate the lungs, throat, and skin. Continued exposure can even lead to blindness.
Furthermore, carpet cleaning often involves lathering the fibres, similar to how shampoo is lathered on hair. Unlike shampoo for human hair, however, carpet cleaners contain perchloroethylene and other substances that can be harmful to humans. Breathing in perchloroethylene for a short period can lead to fatigue, dizziness, and lack of coordination. Over long periods, it can cause kidney or liver problems.
Another danger that people aren’t often aware of are phthalates. They are found in a multitude of cleaning products and other household items. Phthalates are endocrine disruptors, which interfere with the hormones in the body, resulting in behavioural changes like a lower sex drive. They are also suspected of being carcinogenic.
Go the Safe Route
This is why you should entrust your cleaning needs to professionals like Safeclean Westminster who pride themselves on using “green” solutions. The cleaning products these services use are free of toxic chemicals that could harm the environment, and could endanger human health. You can ask them about the ingredients found in their cleaning solutions to get the assurance that there will be no toxic residue on your carpet and in your home. You can also check the ingredients to make sure you are not allergic to any of them. On top of all this, a reliable and reputable cleaning service can produce excellent results, giving you a clean carpet that’s free from any health threats.
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Published by: Bea Jennings