Your carpet occupies quite a lot of space in your home. So the way you care for it really plays an important role in determining your overall carbon footprint and environmental impact. If it's your goal to reduce your burden on the planet and live in a more sustainable manner, try employing these three ideas for greener carpet care.
Use plain baking soda for deodorizing.
If you look on the label of most carpet deodorizing powders, you'll notice than the main ingredient is baking soda. However, these products often contain other scents and ingredients that are not as great for the planet. Skip the extra ingredients, and just sprinkle plain baking soda on your carpet. Let it sit for a few hours, and then vacuum it up -- the odors will come up along with it. If you really want to impart more of a fresh scent into your space, mix some herbal tea leaves with the baking soda before you start sprinkling it around.
Shampoo your carpet with vinegar.
Conventional carpet shampoos can be laden with toxic ingredients. While there are green carpet shampoos on the market, an even cheaper option is to just use vinegar in your carpet shampooer. Put it into the slot you'd usually put the shampoo into. Its acidic nature makes it great at killing bacteria and fungi that make your carpet smelly. Mixed with hot water from the shampooer, it's great at loosening grime and pet hair, too.
Treat your stains with castile soap.
Castile soap is a natural soap made from olive oil. It's a very green, eco-friendly choice, and many of the companies who make it also do good things for the planet. So, instead of reaching for conventional stain fighting sprays, make your own stain spray by mixing 1 part liquid castile soap and 3 parts water.
Spray your soap mixture generously onto the stained area, making sure you soak the area completely. Let it sit for about 5 minutes, and then start blotting it up with a clean towel. Resist the urge to rub, as this will just drive the stain deeper into the carpet. Repeat this process if needed; your carpet should soon be stain-free.
If you hire professionals, such as Maintenance One, to help with cleaning, check out what green cleaning solutions they might offer. This way, you know the products they use will be good for the planet and for your own health.Share
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