Some people refuse to clean their carpets, rugs, and upholstery because they do not want harsh chemicals brought into their home. Some of the chemicals used will stay put on your carpet and upholstery leaving an unpleasant odor for quite some time. We receive calls all the time from people complaining about strong chemical odors. Some of the stronger solvent type chemicals can and will break down your upholstery and carpet backing, if not used correctly. Companies that operate inadequate equipment for their cleaning rely on harsher chemicals for more desirable results. Many people are just unaware of this, and we have heard some grim stories through the years of families and their pets getting sick after cleaning.
We began offering green eco-friendly carpet cleaning years ago before it became a marketing strategy for the masses. There were not many manufacturers offering organic/plant-based carpet cleaning solutions and the few that did were not very effective. Nevertheless, we were determined to move away from toxic solutions. Early 2000, after hearing some good things about a company called "Biokleen", we began sampling some very effective cleaning solutions. Since then many other companies followed and started to manufacture natural cleaners. We now offer products from a variety of companies (like Procyon, Benefect and Earth Friendly Products) and even use some old-fashioned standards to boost cleanability like baking soda. Benefect Impact Cleaner has become are go to botanical cleaner of choice.
Most of our green cleaners have little to no odor, compared to their toxic counterparts, and rinse freely out of your carpeting, rugs, mattress, and upholstery. We have enzyme spotters that will work for pet accidents and other organic matter and safe to use on various carpet fibers and upholstered fabrics. We state this because a spot treating of your carpet or upholstery can be tricky and use of the wrong product can result in permanent damage. We have seen many "bleached out" stains caused by some of the store-bought pet spotters and carpet cleaners.
For those who may be very sensitive to any cleaning solution, green or not, we can clean with nature's chemical "H2O" aka water. Although this is not always practical, as most carpeting and upholstery needs some type of a surfactant to break down soils and oils, we do offer it.
There are instances when green cleaning, alone, may not achieve effective results and may require a different approach. We could treat affected areas with a standard spotter or cleaning solution and then do a chemical free/water rinse. We do not charge extra for green cleaners, just let us know if all you want is green cleaning. Otherwise, we will use our judgment as to what is best.