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Green cleaning chemicals are eco-friendly. The green label on these
products implies that they are non-harmful to the environment. The
popularity of these solutions has been increasing over the last few
years and will likely continue to rise as more people become aware of
the harmful effects of toxic chemicals.
It is a proven fact that many cleaning detergents are harmful. Just take a look at a conventional detergent’s MSDS sheet and you may find a host of known (and sometimes unknown) hazardous ingredients. Continuous use of these artificial cleaning detergents can damage surfaces and can affect the health of the person using the detergents as well as those who are exposed to the area, including kids and pets. After all, the chemicals in such detergents do not breakdown readily and remain as toxic residue in the environment that is unsafe and toxic.
Using green chemical products as a substitute for harmful chemical detergents is the solution. Green cleaning chemicals are easily biodegradable and do not convert into toxic residues when introduced into the environment. In addition, they do not cause any harm either to the people in the area or to the surface.
Many people seem to be confused in distinguishing between green cleaners and artificial products. Many artificial products add the tag "green" on the product name, mostly intentionally. These products are not always eco-friendly and are often misleading to the customer.
Three things set a green carpet cleaner or other green formula apart
from an artificial product:
Reputable suppliers provide details about their products' biodegradability either on their website or on the container itself. One may check their website or package for details regarding biodegradability. An authentic green carpet cleaner or other green formula should bio-degrade almost completely within a month. This means these products don't leave any harmful deposits on the surface or in the environment.
Most cleaning formulas will often have a list of ingredients found in the MSDS
sheet. One can search for an MSDS sheet online either on the company’s website
or through a search engine such as Google or Yahoo. Normally, there is a
long list of unfamiliar chemical names on this MSDS sheet. However,
another search on the internet will tell you if these chemicals are
toxic or non-toxic. The website of
Occupational Safety and Health
Administration (OSHA) is a good source for which chemical ingredients
pose health and environmental risks.
The website lists chlorine, benzene, glycol ethers, and petroleum distillates as some of the main culprits. Real green cleaning products do not contain any harmful substances. If a product contains any hazardous ingredients, then it is not truly a certified “green” product.
Green cleaning chemicals are produced from plants and vegetables, whereas artificial products are chemically synthesized. The natural composition ensures that green cleaners are non-toxic and safe for all users and the environment in which they ultimately end up.
Most people agree green cleaning chemicals are non-toxic and many are necessary to save the
planet. However, many are skeptical about the cleaning efficiency of
these products. Earlier formulas, in fact, justified this suspicion.
However, some of the latest green products perform better than the
For improved cleaning efficiency, look for advanced green chemistry and colloidal technology. These two technologically advanced features ensure optimum cleaning power for the removal of the most stubborn stains and a host of other applications.
Green cleaning services are available to you through Mr. Chem-Dry. We take pride in using green, eco-friendly products to clean your Norther Utah home. Why put your family and pets in danger with the harsh cleaning chemicals used by other carpet cleaning companies? Mr. Chem-Dry uses carbonated water to clean your carpets. The water we use is so safe, the FDA has approved it for human consumption. How is that for safe?
Most traditional commercial carpet-cleaning solutions contain a cocktail
of noxious synthetic chemicals. One such chemical, perchloroethylene, or
commonly called "perc" in the industry, is a notorious dry cleaning
additive known to cause dizziness, fatigue and nausea if ingested or
inhaled. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) also
links perc to kidney and liver damage. Another chemical, naphthalene, a
solvent manufactured from coal tar, is considered toxic to the human
central nervous system and a possible carcinogen by the U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Carpet cleaning chemicals get into the air of a room when applied during cleaning, and can also be ingested by kids who play on the floor soon afterwards. Besides such on-site health threats, carpet cleaning chemicals can pollute local groundwater if disposed of improperly (such as directly down your drain). Wastewater from carpet cleaning requires treatment and/or filtration in order to neutralize contaminants.
For nearly twenty years, Mr. Chem-Dry has prided itself in providing its
customers in Northern Utah with high-quality carpet cleaning service, using chemicals
that are non-toxic and not harmful to either you or the environment.
Just recently, however, Mr. Chem-Dry introduced a new line of "green"
products, which are designed to save money while saving the environment.
Perhaps the biggest name on the line of products is The Natural.
All ingredients of the Natural, the proprietary cleaning solution, are on the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's G.R.A.S. (Generally Recognized as Safe) list. Just as you wouldn't add soaps, detergents, phosphates or other harsh chemicals to our air, lakes, streams or forests, you wouldn't add them to your carpet either.
Our dedication to being green is more than just words. In fact, our products use one-fifth the amount of water during our cleaning process compared to steam cleaners. Plus, our powerful, proprietary extraction equipment ensures that carpets are dry in just under two hours. Less water in your carpets means a healthier home for your family and leaves more water in our reservoirs.
Serving Northern Utah, including Salt Lake City, Ogden and Provo Utah. Call or schedule your appointment today.
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