Carpet Care Goes Green

September 12, 2012 by

Health Care Facilities Prefer Green Carpet Cleaning Solutions

More and more these days, health care facilities are leaning toward green cleaning solutions for their carpeting1. The safety and well-being of their patients, visitors and staff due to reduced and/or safe chemical use is probably the main reason, but reduced drying times probably weighs in the decision, too.

When referring to the term “green” for carpet care, usually this is related to the use of environmentally safe solutions used in the cleaning process as well as low-moisture extractors. These products use a gallon or less of water (or solution) per minute. This will prevent mold and mildew from forming during the drying process, as well as keep the carpet from getting re-soiled during drying. Not only is this healthy from an indoor air quality standpoint, it’s beneficial to the facility from a business point of view, too.

Health care facilities, especially hospitals and nursing homes, can only block off areas for 3–4 hours at a time. Quick drying times are a necessity. The faster drying times used by green carpet cleaning are a big selling point. The faster drying times are good for the appearance of the carpet, too, since longer drying times in heavy trafficked areas can track dirt back onto what was a freshly cleaned carpet!

The heating of the solution during the carpet cleaning process can be another component of green cleaning. Heat can improve the effectiveness of the solution used as well as requiring less use of it. So, you have a quick drying, environmentally safe, clean carpet for your facility!

Cline Services LLC offers green carpet cleaning products for businesses and homes! Contact Chip for more information on greening your carpet care.


1. Health Facilities Management Magazine  August 2007  Carpet Care Essentials—Advice on excelling at maintenance and cleaning by Ruth Travis

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