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Pet safe carpet cleaning

Sep 2, 2015   //   by Ema   //   Blog Topics  //  No Comments

Many household cleaners can have a negative effect on human health, but did you know they can be just as dangerous to your pets, too? This is especially true when it comes to cleaning your carpets.

Steam cleaning, the method Environmental Carpet Care specializes in, is the safest around pets.

Steam cleaning, the method Environmental Carpet Care specializes in, is safest for pets.

Unlike people, dogs and cats spend a fair amount of time close to the carpet, whether they’re walking or laying down for their afternoon nap. Some carpet cleaners contain toxic residues that animals can pick up on their paws and fur and then ingest during self-grooming. Steam cleaning, the method that Environmental Carpet Care specializes in is the safest.

So ensure you use only safe, yet effective, products to keep your pet healthy around carpet cleaning. When we say safe, we mean non-toxic, natural ingredients, no harsh irritants and friendly for the environment. Our steam cleaning meets all these standards.

Water is typically the best choice for pet safe carpet cleaning, natural cleaners are safer than their commercial alternatives. If you need to remove a light stain and odor in the house, apply an even layer of baking soda on your carpet, let it sit for an hour, and then vacuum thoroughly. It’s safe for most pets and just as effective as commercial carpet powders. Diluted white vinegar or lemon juice mixed with salt can be used to remove stains or as a pre-stain treatment right before you use a wet vac for cleaning.

There are numerous pet-safe deodorizers and stain removers that you can use for quick spot cleaning, as detailed here on Cesaer Milan’s website.  The two main ingredients to avoid for your pet when using a stain remover or household product are:

chlorine – can irritate eyes and skin.

ammonia – can cause sneezing and watery eyes.

We all love our pets and want the best for them, so if you need your carpets cleaned and you have animals in the house, call us for pet safe carpet cleaning.