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Clean Green: Eco-Friendly Cleaners for Carpets, Rugs and Upholstery

Clean Green: Eco-Friendly Cleaners for Carpets, Rugs and Upholstery
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Green cleaning is becoming the healthiest and most effective way to keep your carpets and furniture clean.

Gone are the days when you need harsh, harmful chemicals to remove stains. Eco-friendly cleaning can deep clean, remove odors just as well as any traditional cleaning solution or carpet shampoo.

At Revive, we use only eco-friendly cleaning products that are safe for your family, pets, and the environment without leaving behind a residue.


Choosing the Right Cleaning Products for At Home Use

When it comes to carpet cleaning, the choice of products can make a significant difference. Opting for eco-friendly carpet cleaners ensures that your cleaning routine is not only effective but also gentle on the environment. Look for non-toxic, organic, and biodegradable solutions that clean without the use of harsh chemicals.

These following brands have paved the way, offering plant-based and environmentally friendly carpet cleaning products:

(if we’re missing one of your favorites, please let us know)

Sustainable Cleaning Practices for Carpets, Rugs, and Upholstery

The Power of Non-Toxic Cleaning

Traditional carpet cleaning often involves the use of harsh chemicals that may not only be harmful to the environment but also pose risks to our health.

Non-toxic carpet cleaning methods have gained popularity for their ability to clean without compromising on safety. These methods, often utilizing ingredients like vinegar, water, and baking soda, offer an effective alternative to chemical-laden options.

Revive’s method for carpet cleaning involves non-toxic cleaning solutions, hot water extraction, and a superb clean that leaves no residue behind.  Revive has been at the forefront of the green cleaning movement so if you need professional carpet cleaning, our work will dovetail with your green cleaning efforts at home.


Sustainable Cleaning Practices for Carpets, Rugs, and Upholstery

Beyond product choice, sustainable cleaning practices play a crucial role in minimizing our carbon footprint. By choosing earth-friendly products, consumers contribute to a more sustainable and eco-friendly industry while still maintaining fresh carpets, rugs, and upholstery in their living space.

DIY Cleaning Solutions You Can Make at Home

DIY Cleaning Solutions You Can Make at Home

Chances are you have these items sitting in the back of a shelf somewhere in your home.  If you carefully mix together a few home ingredients, you can craft an earth-kid-pet-friendly solution to help clean the daily spills and messes that find their way into your home.

Here are some simple DIY recipe ideas for eco-friendly cleaners that you can use for carpet, rug, and upholstery cleaning:

Baking Soda Carpet Cleaner:
  • Ingredients:
    • Baking soda
    • Optional: Essential oils for fragrance (mmmm.. smells good!)
  • Instructions:
    • Sprinkle baking soda liberally over the carpet, rug, or upholstery.
    • Let it sit for at least 15-30 minutes, or overnight for tougher odors.
    • Vacuum thoroughly to remove the baking soda and dirt.
  • Warning:
    Vinegar has a strong odor that may be unpleasant for some individuals. Ensure the area is well-ventilated when using vinegar-based solutions.

Vinegar-Based Stain Remover:
  • Ingredients:
    • White vinegar
    • Water
  • Instructions:
    • Mix equal parts white vinegar and water in a spray bottle.
    • Spray the solution directly onto the stain on the carpet, rug, or upholstery.
    • Blot the area with a clean cloth until the stain is lifted.
    • Repeat if necessary and then allow the area to air dry.

Citrus All-Purpose Cleaner:
  • Ingredients:
    • Citrus peels (lemon, orange, or grapefruit)
    • White vinegar
    • Water
  • Instructions:
    • Fill a jar with citrus peels and cover them with white vinegar.
    • Let the mixture sit for at least two weeks to infuse.
    • Strain out the citrus peels and dilute the citrus-infused vinegar with water in a 1:1 ratio.
    • Use the solution to clean carpets, rugs, and upholstery by spraying it onto the surface and wiping with a clean cloth.
  • Warning:
    Citrus-infused vinegar may cause irritation to sensitive skin or allergies in some individuals, particularly if they have citrus allergies. Use gloves and avoid direct contact with skin or eyes.

Castile Soap Upholstery Cleaner:
  • Ingredients:
    • Liquid Castile soap
    • Water
  • Instructions:
    • Mix 1 tablespoon of liquid Castile soap with 2 cups of water in a spray bottle.
    • Shake well to combine.
    • Spray the solution onto the upholstery and gently scrub with a soft brush or cloth.
    • Blot the area with a clean, damp cloth to remove excess soap.
    • Allow the upholstery to air dry.
  • No specific warnings:
    But as with any cleaning solution, it’s advisable to spot test in an inconspicuous area first to ensure compatibility with the material.

Oxygen Bleach Stain Remover:
  • Ingredients:
    • Oxygen bleach powder (sodium percarbonate)
    • Warm water
  • Instructions:
    • Mix 2 tablespoons of oxygen bleach powder with 1 cup of warm water to create a paste.
    • Apply the paste to the stained area of the carpet, rug, or upholstery.
    • Let it sit for 15-30 minutes.
    • Gently scrub the area with a soft brush or cloth.
    • Rinse with clean water and blot dry.
  • Warning:
    Oxygen bleach, while less harsh than chlorine bleach, can still cause skin and eye irritation. Avoid direct contact with the skin and eyes, and use in a well-ventilated area.

Revive Pro Tip:  If you’re not all about mixing up concoctions in your kitchen to tackle that stain from last weeks get together, or you want to make absolutely sure it’s addressed by a professional, contact us – we’re here to help.

The Impact of Green Carpet Cleaning

The Impact of Green Carpet Cleaning

  • Environmental Benefits
    Green carpet cleaning goes beyond the immediate impact on your living space. By choosing eco-friendly methods and products, you actively contribute to reducing the release of harmful chemicals into the environment. This not only safeguards ecosystems but also helps in the long-term preservation of our planet.
  • Healthier Living Spaces
    The benefits of eco-friendly carpet cleaning extend to the well-being of those inhabiting the spaces. Avoiding exposure to volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and harmful chemicals creates a healthier indoor environment. This is particularly important for households with children, pets, or individuals with sensitivities.
  • Supporting Sustainable Brands
    Choosing green carpet cleaning methods means supporting brands like Revive that prioritize sustainability. Many companies are taking steps to reduce their environmental impact, from using biodegradable ingredients to partnering with organizations like Repurpose Global. By partnering with Revive Carpet & Air Duct Cleaning, you can help play an active roll in the movement towards a greener future.

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Eco-Friendly and Non-Toxic Products and Carpet Cleaners: The Future is Now

In the quest for a cleaner home, it is essential to align our habits with the goal of sustainability. Eco-friendly carpet and upholstery cleaning methods offer a practical and impactful way to contribute to a healthier planet. From choosing the right products to adopting sustainable practices, every decision counts. As we tread towards a greener future, the small steps we take in our daily lives, such as opting for non-toxic carpet cleaners, collectively make a significant difference.

If you’re not sure where to begin with the cleaning process, contact the experts at Revive.  Our professional team offers complete cleaning solutions for your carpet, rugs, upholsteries, and more

 

 

Kyle Bahr
Posted March 6, 2024
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