Our house does not have any carpet in it with the exception of the family room where we have a beautiful 8 x 10 area rug. I recently received this area rug which I absolutely love and want to make sure that we take good care of it so that it lasts for many years to come.
Here is a picture of our area rug, I love it and can you see why I want to keep it clean?
This got me thinking about how I’m going to take care of it since we haven’t had any carpet in our house for about 10 years now. I do have a vacuum of course but what happens if it gets stained or just needs a good cleaning? I have allergies and we have two dogs and a cat so you can believe that it will need to be cleaned sooner than later. I know that in the past in previous homes we had the carpets cleaned by a professional carpet cleaning company. I also remember the chemical smell it left behind and while my carpets were “clean” my allergies suffered for days and the smell was there for quite a while too.
Fortunately today with many people including myself using only eco-friendly non-toxic cleaning supplies you can also find yourself an eco-friendly carpet cleaning company too. If I’m only going to use eco-friendly cleaning products in my home that should also extend to what is being used to clean my area rug. I’ve looked into a few different eco-friendly carpet cleaning companies and the ones I’ve found are not any more expensive than other carpet cleaners. So there is not reason why we couldn’t eliminate the use of harmful toxins and still have a nicely cleaned carpet. I love that there are all these healthier and affordable options available to us now.
What do you do to eliminate toxic cleaners and other not so eco-friendly products in your home? We’d love to hear your ideas!
I was compensated for this post but regardless I always provide my own honest opinion which may differ from yours.