Almost every year we’ve been in business, another well-known carpet cleaning chemical or product is targeted by the EPA due to some level of toxicity. Surprising to most of our customers is the fact that these are not obscure carpet cleaning chemicals, but well-known brands still available on the commercial cleaning market and in your local supermarket or hardware shelves. As recently as 2006, DuPont was urged to remove its Teflon Carpet Protectant from the market, as it was manufactured with PFOA, a chemical that causes cancer, liver damage, and birth defects, according to the EPA.
A similar fate befell Scotch guard in 2001, in use for more than 50 years before being recalled. The unfortunate truth about these chemicals is that they were generally regarded as toxic even before they were recalled. In fact, 3M re-released Scotch guard in 2003 with a new chemical additive, and while they claim it’s safer, the new formula is still regarded as a Persistent Organic Pollutant, meaning that exposure can cause various disorders and poses health concerns.
At Green Choice we don’t feel comfortable exposing ourselves to these chemicals, never mind exposing them to our customers. That’s why we only utilize the safest green carpet cleaning agents and protectants available on the market. In fact, many of our green carpet cleaning solutions contain common household ingredients, such as salt, baking soda, citric acid, antimicrobial salts, and enzyme-based cleaners. There have been huge strides in the green carpet cleaning industry over the past two decades, and we take great pride in making sure our customers receive the safest green carpet cleaning experience.