Can Carpet Cleaners Poison Your Pets?

Posted on 05 September, 2016 by


The US American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) Poison Control Centre claims that most of the products available for carpet cleaning are safe for use in households with pets, provided you follow the instructions on the label strictly. That said, pets are more vulnerable to toxic products used inside and outside the home, partly because they roam much closer to carpets, lawns, garage floors, lawns, and hard to reach areas that may conceal chemical residues. Pets are also naturally curious creatures, which, when combined with their lack of awareness for toxic hazards, increases the risk of them encountering substances that could harm their health. That is why the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) claims that 50 per cent of all pet illnesses are caused by indoor pollution, which more or less translates to the household cleaners that contain toxic ingredients such as ammonia, bleach, chlorine, formaldehyde, and glycol ethers. These substances are known to cause cancer, liver and kidney damage, and even anaemia. How to protect your pet from toxic carpet cleaners First, it is important…

Carpet Cleaners VS Vacuums: What Do You Need For Your Home?

Posted on 13 July, 2015 by


When it comes to carpet cleaners or vacuums, in all likelihood, you will probably need both at one point or another. Vacuums are still the best option in the world for general floor cleaning, both for carpet and hard surfaces. They remove more kinds of dirt, and faster, than most available products. However, they still don’t do a complete job. That’s where carpet cleaners come in. Vacuuming At its most basic, a vacuum is a like a straw that someone is sucking on. When dirt is completely loose, it will ride the air into the bag. However there are several factors that make this a difficult task, as there are substances that can make dirt bond with carpet fibers. Oily dirt, in particular, sticks harder than a vacuum can suck. Vacuums use the rotating brush head to dislodge a lot of this dirt, but there is only so much that they can do. In the deeper carpet fibers, dirt and oil build up freely, eventually discoloring your carpet, causing mold and mildew, and wrecking your air quality. That’s where carpet…

What’s The Best Cleaning Method For Your Carpet?

Posted on 19 June, 2015 by


There are many different ways to keep your carpet clean, but what’s the best method for your carpet and household needs? Deciding which cleaning method is best for your floors not only keeps your carpet looking great, but it also extends its life and value over time. The following are the best cleaning methods for your carpet to help you get the best results. Basic Maintenance One of the best ways to keep your carpet clean is to vacuum it on a regular basis. This reduces the amount of dirt that settles deep down into the flooring. Small pieces of debris cause damage to carpet and make it look worn and aged. Regular weekly vacuuming prevents the damage to the carpet fibers and helps it last much longer. Shampoo Cleaning Shampooing uses a cleaning solution that’s best applied with a carpet shampoo machine. The rotary equipment penetrates deep into the carpet fibers. The Hoover carpet shampoo unit is an easy to use do-it-yourself unit, which operates much like an upright vacuum. Simply fill the top tank with hot water from…

Steam Mops 101: What to Know Before Buying

Posted on 11 June, 2015 by


Steam mops are an effective way to keep your floors clean. They provide a superior alternative to using a standard mop and remove the dirt and bacteria often left behind after traditional cleaning methods.  But choosing a steam mop that meets the needs of your home can be difficult! Knowing what to look for before buying will provide better results and protection for your floors. Steam Mop Essentials Steam mops work by lifting the dirt from floors using a steam with high temperatures to eliminate the bacteria that can build up over time. Steam mops work according to their shape. You can clean corners with a steam mop that has triangle mop head, and some steam mops even use a flexible swivel head that makes it easy to clean other hard-to-reach areas. It also uses a microfibre cloth that helps trap the debris. This cloth can last longer than other materials and is easily washed for use. The Benefits of the Steam Mop The use of steam mops has increased due to the benefits it provides. Steam mops are safer to use…