Healthy Choices for Carpet Cleaning

Clean carpet and a healthy home go hand in hand. Carpet traps dirt, dust, germs and a variety of allergens in its fibers and keeps them from floating around in the air you and your family breathes. But, you still don’t want germs and allergens in your home. In order to remove them from your carpet, you will want to choose healthy options that don’t introduce more toxins and allergens in your home.

Therefore, you will want to consider healthy alternatives for vacuuming, spot removal and professional carpet cleaning to ensure your home is at its utmost healthiest at all times.


Vacuuming is a key component to maintaining the quality and durability of your carpet and should be done regularly. Regular vacuuming removes all the dust and allergens out of your carpet and also helps the carpet retain its absorbency in order to trap the contaminants in the air. Be sure to vacuum in corners and other hard to reach places as there is the likelihood of dust buildup in those spots.

For healthy vacuuming, be sure to purchase a vacuum with a high-efficiency HEPA filter. This type of filter will significantly reduce the amount of dust you inhale while vacuuming your carpet. Some of the more advanced vacuums available include indicators to tell you when the filter needs to be changed. A new filter will perform much better than an old one. If your vacuum features a vacuum bag, be sure to change it regularly, perhaps once it is 75% full, in order to be sure that it is effectively trapping all the dust and contaminants inside. Once the bag is full, be sure to empty it in a trash can outdoors or in your garage so that the materials don’t return to your home’s air.

Spot Removal

Your first instinct when you see a spill or stain on your carpet might be to vigorously spray it with a store-bought chemical cleaner. While some of the cleaners can be effective, rarely are they the healthiest option for removing stains. First and foremost, just try dampening a white cloth with water. If you attend to the stain fast enough, it’s possible the cloth will absorb it without the need of a cleaner.

Other green alternatives include homemade white vinegar cleaning solutions, club soda or pouring table salt over the stain to absorb it directly out of the carpet fiber. These methods are not only healthier than chemicals, but much cheaper too.

Deep Cleaning

For the healthiest professional carpet cleaning in Waukesha, we recommend Champion Chem-Dry in Brookfield. Champion Chem-Dry is a green cleaning service that uses 80% less water than rental carpet cleaning machines and steam cleaners and absolutely no soap. No soap means less water and less water means the carpet dries faster, which limits the potential for mold and bacteria growth that could be harmful if left unattended to.

Chem-Dry methods are green-certified with their signature cleaning solution, The Natural®, appearing on the FDA G.R.A.S. list as a 100% natural product. The Natural uses the “power of carbonation” to pull dirt from the carpet where it is whisked away. The Natural is completely pet- and family-friendly as it requires no harmful chemicals or toxins.

By limiting the potential for mold growth while abstaining from the use of chemicals, Champion Chem-Dry is easy choice for allergy sufferers throughout Waukesha.

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