Why Go Green?

carpet cleaning charleston, green carpet cleaning charlestonWhen caring for your home, what do you look for in a cleaning company? How do you balance your budget, your schedule, and your health? Do you try to avoid foods high in preservatives and chemicals? Consider the same criteria for keeping your home healthy. In Charleston, Excel Eco Clean specializes in advanced green cleaning so that your home and family are not affected by dangerous cleaning chemicals.

Health Benefits Of Eco-Friendly Carpet Cleaning

We are all exposed to low amounts of toxic chemicals throughout the day: in our cars, at the office, in open urban settings. While one exposure won’t pose much health risks, the cumulative effect can cause stress on our bodies. When we make choices that lower our exposure to cleaning chemicals, we can see tangible health benefits such as:

  • Easier Breathing – Using green cleaning products can reduce the chances of developing asthma, the most common reason for children missing school.
  • Safer Products – Conventional cleaning products pose risks such as chemical burns to the cleaner’s skin and eyes. Green cleaners meet strict standards regarding inhalation toxicity, combustibility, and skin absorption. They are not corrosive or irritating.
  • Fewer Antibacterials – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) says that washing with antibacterial soaps isn’t any better than regular soaps, and the American Medical Association(AMA) says that the frequent use of antibacterial ingredients can promote bacterial resistance to antibiotics. By using more natural products, you can protect your immune system.

Dangerous Chemicals Found In Some Carpet Cleaners

Most over-the-counter cleaning products contain dangerous toxins that can cause health problems for those exposed. People exposed to these chemicals might develop headaches, skin allergies, asthma attacks or more serious conditions like kidney and liver damage.

Two of the more common carpet cleaning products, Perchloroethylene, or “perc” and Naphthalene can be linked to dizziness, fatigue, and nausea when inhaled or ingested. They have also been linked to kidney and nerve damage, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control

According to Healthy Child Healthy World, traditional carpet cleaners can use many potentially harmful chemicals. In fact, they recommend that children stay out of the house for at least four hours after carpets have been cleaned by any method. You can find out if a carpet cleaning product you use or are considering contains any of these ingredients on the Household Products Database, produced by the National Institutes of Health. Look out for:

  • Solvents Butoxyethanol and other glycol ethers, Tetrachloroethylene, Perchloroethylene
  • Acids and other corrosive chemicals Hydroxyacetic acid, Hydrofluoric acid, Nitrilotriacetic acid, Sodium hydroxide, Sodium carbonate
  • Mildewcides and Disinfectants Tributyltin, Formaldehyde, Phenol
  • Other chemicals Butane, propane, and isobutane (aerosol propellants), Dibutyl phthalate, Nonylphenol ethoxylate (surfactant), Octylphenol ethoxylate (surfactant)

Green Carpet Cleaning Charleston

For a safer alternative, work with companies that focus on less harmful methods. Excel Eco Clean’s cleaning formula doesn’t leave behind any sticky residues or harsh chemicals. Just fresh, clean, healthy carpets.

Plus, Excel Eco Clean uses only the best professional green products available to provide the deepest clean possible that is better for the environment.  this carpet cleaning method is enhanced by the use of green cleaning products so your carpets come out cleaner and healthier than before. You get to see the obvious benefits, your home is truly clean.

Excel Eco Clean believes that cleaning should be done without exposing you, your family or your home to harmful chemicals, toxins, and VOCs. For services in the Mattoon and Charleston areas, call (217) 345-9595 or visit Excelecoclean.com