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Natural Awakenings Space & Treasure Coast Florida

Is Your Carpet Really Clean?

Apr 04, 2011 03:14PM ● By Tim Bag

Carpet cleaning can be a fairly toxic practice. Standard cleaning formulas contain a combination of harsh chemical solvents and detergents. After cleaning, these harmful residues remain in the carpet and are released into the air. This "toxic soup" affects the health of every member of the family, especially small children and pets.

In addition, conventional carpet cleaning typically uses large amounts of water or "steam," producing gallons of dirty water that could end up in our streams, rivers, or ground supply. They may also burn large amounts of fuel and spew carbon monoxide into the environment.

An alternative to this method is a low moisture earth-friendly system called dry-extraction. This unique process uses 97% less water. It also saves energy since there are no truck mounted pumping machines or de-humidifiers involved. The products used to clean carpets are safe for people, pets, and the environment. They contain no dyes, heavy metals, eye or skin irritants, have low VOCs, and are nontoxic by oral ingestion or by inhalation. The system also reduces mold spores, dust mites, pet dander and other allergens by up to 95%.

For more information on green cleaning with dry-extraction, contact Greenway Carpet Care, 321-406-1513, or visit