Hydrogen Peroxide Carpet Cleaning
Most carpet cleaners rely on traditional butyl-based chemicals. While effective, these carpet pre-treatment products could also damage carpet fibers, cause premature stain master wear, and be detrimental to occupant and worker health.Also known as butyl glycol, Dowanol, and ethylene glycol monobutyl ether(EGBE), which has made it on to the list of California’s toxic air substances,and some animal studies indicate that it produces reproductive problems, suc has testicular damage, reduced fertility, death of embryos and birth defects. In humans, it can irritate mucous membranes and cause liver and kidney damage. Butylcello solve is also a neuro toxin that can depress the nervous system and cause a variety of associated problems. Sounds like something we should be using around our house, no?” I’ve had customers call to have us re-clean their carpet (after the last carpet cleaning company) because they were coughing and hacking. Natural and Green carpet cleaners use alternative cleaners such oxygen-based products to provide a safer environment.
This is where oxygen based carpet cleaners come into play. One type of oxygen cleaner is oxygen-based-bleach cleaner that uses sodium per carbonate as its main ingredient. However,the superior oxygen cleaners in today’s market and the one we use are hydrogen-peroxide-based.
Hydrogen peroxide molecules are comprised of two atoms of hydrogen and two atoms of oxygen. Orangeade is added to the hydrogen peroxide to help it penetrate the surface and reach the embedded soil. When the cleaner comes into contact with the soil, the hydrogen peroxide releases oxygen to boost the cleaning. The only by-products of the reaction between the cleaner and the stain are oxygen and water. Followed up with purified stream rinse the result is no chemical residue, which can lead to re-soiling, and adverse health effects.
Hydrogen-peroxide cleaners are designed to remove proteins and other stains and soil of organic nature. They work well on dried tannin stains, such as coffee, red wine and cola. The cleaners are effective on both porous and non-porous surfaces including marble, stone, wood laminate, white boards, desktops, tile, grout,glass, carpet, leather and porcelain.
Oxygen cleaners deodorize the surface in addition to cleaning it because the hydrogen peroxide actually destroys the organic source of odors.