Some of the solvents used in carpet cleaning contain harmful toxins that, according the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), can cause damage to the liver, central nervous system, and kidneys of both your clients and you. These cleaners leave behind harmful residue and dangerous fumes that can seriously affect someone’s well-being. The long-term effects from working with these chemicals on a daily basis are even more alarming.
Besides being detrimental to the health of humans, these carpet cleaning chemicals can also be harmful to animals and the environment as well. When the toxins in the chemicals are exposed, they contaminate both air and water which harm the earth. If you are unsure of whether or not you are using products that are harming the environment and others, flip that chemical bottle around and read what it contains! The list may surprise you.
Thankfully, there are safe alternatives to these dangerous toxins in carpet cleaning chemicals. Responsible carpet cleaning companies are making the switch to “green”
products that are safe, environmentally friendly, and made from plants and vegetables (which makes them hypoallergenic, non-toxic, & fragrance free). These safer chemicals clean with the same power of those you are using now without harming anyone.
Challenger Systems carries a great selection of environmentally-safe, “green” floor cleaning products and carpet cleaning products for every purpose. You owe it to your customers and to yourself to stop using chemicals that are hazardous to your health.