Green Carpet Cleaning

by Emily McBride
(last updated July 12, 2010)

After a while, every carpet can use a good cleaning. Carpet cleaning can help your carpet to look cleaner, and also get rid of the trapped dust, dirt, and other potential allergens. But, is cleaning your carpet worth the harmful chemicals? Green, or organic, carpet cleaning is a new trend that gets your carpet clean without noxious odors or harsh chemicals. Going green with your carpet cleaning can also help your carpet to last longer. Another reason to go green with carpet cleaning is that it may end up saving you money.

"Going green" is becoming more and more popular. But what exactly does it mean? Going green is the same thing as going organic. Organic products do not contain artificial chemicals. When something is said to be organic, it means that it is made up of carbon-based chemical compounds. So how do you go green with carpet cleaning, a process that usually requires heavy, harsh chemicals?

Green carpet cleaners are usually made up of materials like salt and baking soda. These materials are not expensive, which helps contribute to the lowered cost of green carpet cleaning. To help remove dirt and to bring out the color of your carpet, sprinkle salt or corn starch. Vacuum it after fifteen to thirty minutes. If your carpet smells bad, sprinkle a mixture of salt and baking soda onto your carpet. Vacuum it up after you let it sit for thirty minutes. You can also add a bit of cinnamon or allspice into the mixture to help scent your carpet. If you choose to do this, however, first test it on a small, hidden area to ensure that the spice will not stain your carpet.

The easiest way to clean your carpets organically is get it done by a professional. There are different methods for green carpet cleaning. Some methods use hot water, while others are a form of dry cleaning. Make sure you research green carpet cleaners before you choose one. The easiest way to do this is to ask your friends or neighbors if they have any green carpet cleaners they recommend.

Green carpet cleaning may be more than just a new trend—it can help your carpet and help you stay free from the harsh chemicals of regular carpet cleaning.

Author Bio

Emily McBride

A senior majoring in English and editing at BYU, Emily hopes to enter the field of professional editing upon graduation. Emily has done humanitarian work in Africa and studied in London. She enjoys blogging, foreign films, and playing the piano. ...

MORE FROM EMILY

Dealing with Hot Flashes

Every woman dreads the arrival of menopause and hot flashes. However, it is possible to cope with hot flashes and continue ...

Discover More

Living with Arthritis

Many people suffer from arthritis, making it one of the most common health problems in the United States. However, dealing ...

Discover More

Acne Treatment Options

Acne, zits, pimples...whatever you decide to call them, you don't want them on your face. Read here for information about how ...

Discover More

The Power of Microfiber! Zwipes Microfiber Cleaning Cloths will become your favorite tool for every cleaning task. This 36-cloth package is perfect for hundreds of uses in the garage, kitchen, bathroom, laundry, and all around the house. Each cloth is tough, streak-free, lint-free, reusable, and washable. Check out Microfiber Cleaning Cloths today!

More Cleaning Tips

How to Clean Carpets

Sometimes it's easy to forget that your carpet needs regular maintenance. Learn how to keep it looking beautiful and clean.

Discover More

Removing Carpet Impressions

Furniture flattens the carpet and carpet padding beneath it, leaving behind ugly impressions. To remove these impressions, ...

Discover More

Using Carpet Cleaning Equipment

Paying someone to professionally clean your carpet can be expensive. Rent or buy carpet cleaning equipment that you can use ...

Discover More
Subscribe

FREE SERVICE: Get tips like this every week in Cleaning Tips from Tips.Net. Enter your address and click "Subscribe."

View most recent newsletter.

Comments

If you would like to add an image to your comment (not an avatar, but an image to help in making the point of your comment), include the characters [{fig}] in your comment text. You’ll be prompted to upload your image when you submit the comment. Maximum image size is 8Mpixels. Images larger than 600px wide or 1000px tall will be reduced. Up to three images may be included in a comment. All images are subject to review. Commenting privileges may be curtailed if inappropriate images are posted.

What is eight minus 3?

There are currently no comments for this tip. (Be the first to leave your comment—just use the simple form above!)


Newest Tips
Subscribe

FREE SERVICE: Get tips like this every week in Cleaning Tips from Tips.Net. Enter your address and click "Subscribe."

(Your e-mail address is not shared with anyone, ever.)

View the most recent newsletter.