While research into the Covid-19 pandemic continues, it is a known fact that the deadly virus transmits directly from one person to another through respiratory droplets. The virus can also settle on surfaces, both hard and soft, where it can remain for hours or even days. And if you touch a contaminated surface, you can get infected…. unless you destroy it first.
A clean and disinfected home can keep you and your family safe from being infected by the virus. For the same reasons, carpet cleaning should be considered as an essential practise in the age of Covid-19 since it helps to stop its spread, as well as dust, dander, pollen spores, and other deposits that are commonly found on carpets.
Using toxic and harmful chemicals to clean your carpet can not only damage the carpet physically, but also cause serious illnesses like chronic respiratory problems, allergies and other serious disorders. Furthermore, using harsh chemicals is detrimental for the environment as the chemical components can leach back into the soil and pollute the water sources.
Let us take a look at a few of the top green carpet cleaning methods where no toxic chemicals are used while still giving the carpets the most effective clean possible.
How to go the organic way to clean carpets?
Vacuum your Carpet: One natural carpet cleaning method is to vacuum your carpet thoroughly. Go slowly while vacuuming to make sure you are carefully picking up all the pollutants. Regularly vacuuming your carpet is the first line of protection against any contaminant.
Use Natural Ingredients Available at Home: You can easily prepare a non-toxic carpet cleaning solution with ingredients that are easily available at home in between professional cleans. For instance, you can use common salt, soda water or cornstarch to prepare an organic non-toxic carpet cleaning solution. Another simple homemade cleaning solution is a mixture of baking soda, liquid soap and any aromatic essential oil. Sprinkle it over the carpet and leave it for 30 minutes and then steam vacuum the carpet.
Fresh Air and Sunlight: Ensure your carpets get sunlight and fresh air regularly to kill dust mites and prevent the build up of pollutants.
Bring in a ‘Green Professional’ Regularly
Try any of these chemical-free methods to clean your carpet between professional cleans and keep your home Covid safe whilst being eco-friendly. It’s important to get your carpet professionally steam cleaned to ensure a deep clean and the longevity of your carpets. We recommend an organic carpet cleaning method, with no nasties as some professional carpet cleaners can do more harm than good to your health, your pets or the environment when using highly toxic solutions