Oxi Fresh Carpet Cleaning is all about being green, but we can only talk about green carpet cleaning so much before it gets boring. Instead, we’re going to talk about having a green garden. No, we’re not talking about the color, but how you garden. You see, a lot of gardeners actually hurt the environment by using harsh chemicals and irresponsible methods. To help you identify the best practices for your garden, here’s our Oxi Fresh guide: Continue Reading post – Greenest Greenery for a Greener Green: Tips for a Green Garden
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Almost everyone can agree that getting a green carpet cleaning here in Denver is important. After all, no one wants to waste water and energy and damage or the environment with harmful chemicals. So, when you’re looking for a Denver carpet cleaning, who should you look to? Well, the answer is Oxi Fresh! Our green carpet cleaning system is designed to conserve water – compared to a steam cleaner, a carpet cleaning in Denver done by Oxi Fresh will save up to 58 gallons of water a home! That’s an astonishing amount of water saved! Oxi Fresh of Denver also saves energy with every cleaning by using energy efficient equipment and not keeping the car on to power said equipment. Finally, this Denver carpet cleaner uses safe, green cleaning solutions designed to be safe for pets, children, and the environment. There are more reasons it’s green – and you can find out about them here!
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Most everyone knows that the earth’s surface is seventy percent water (largely undrinkable), humans are 70% water, and that (surprise, surprise) clean drinking water is always in demand. These are pretty basic facts that even most schoolkids could tell you. But something most people don’t realize is just how much water we can end up wasting on a daily basis if we’re not careful. Running the sink while we brush our teeth, letting the shower run a minute or two before we get in, washing dishes using running water rather than filling up the sink basin a little. All of these things lead to a loss of clean water.
And a big perpetrator of excess water use – and consequent waste – are carpet cleaning companies. The traditional carpet cleaning method most people know as “steam cleaning” is actually more accurately described as hot water extraction. The cleaners will use around 60 gallons of water in order to clean a normal home. Quite a bit of that water is left in carpet, and the rest, when pulled out, is considered gray water. It’s full of chemicals, dirt, and contaminants. Generally this has to be disposed of, which means a lot of water is wasted. Continue Reading post – “Water, Water, Everywhere”
A few days ago, we shared with you how one of Oxi Fresh Carpet Cleaning‘s core cleaning products received the Design for the Environment Label from the Environmental Protection Agency. As we said before, this is quite an achievement, given the rigorous testing the EPA’s teams performed on the product. Of course, Oxi Fresh isn’t the only company with a cleaning product that has earned this label. There’s around 2,000 products out there with this label, which may seem like a lot – but it’s actually a very small selection of all the possible cleaning products available.
And, as a green carpet cleaning company, we recommend using those DfE products. Why? Well, obviously you want to protect your family by using products that have been thoroughly tested for any potential problems – whether the problem is the result of just one chemical, a negative synergy, or a hidden product, the EPA finds it and has the manufacturer fix it. Then there’s the environmental aspect, the major goal of the whole EPA process is to make sure it’s safe as possible for the environment. After all, it is the Design for the Environment Label. : ) Continue Reading post – Design for the Environment
Since it was founded in 1970, the Environmental Protection Agency has been working hard to combat the effects and spread of pollution, while at the same
time trying to educate all of us about how we can positively or negatively affect the world around us with our daily actions. One of the programs they’ve began is called Design for the Environment, and its goal is to stringently research commercial and household cleaning products and, if they meet the strictest requirements for environmental and consumer safety, they are approved for the EPA’s DfE Certification.
This is not an easy process by any stretch of the imagination – it’s distinctly arduous as a matter of fact. A team of scientist from the Environmental Protection Agency examines each chemical, the amounts used, and the way various chemicals will interact. They also look for masked chemicals, consider the safety of materials used, and much more. Each of these factors are considered in order to determine if the product is as safe for the environment and families as it possibly could be while still being effective. There are over 2,000 cleaning products with this Certificate – a remarkably small number when considering the sheer number of products out there, and Oxi Fresh Carpet Cleaning has now joined those elite ranks! Continue Reading post – Oxi Fresh Carpet Cleaning and the EPA
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As promised, here are some more tips to help you keep your carpets looking clean and fresh between carpet cleanings.
1. Your Feet are the Enemy: Believe it or not, one of the things that dirties your carpet the most isn’t something dramatic like spilling a drink or some food, it’s just walking on it with bare feet. Despite how clean you believe your feet are, they are, unfortunately, always dirty. Your feet give off oil and sweat and when you walk around barefoot, all of that transfers onto the carpet. To make matters worse, though, the oil and sweat acts like a magnet to dirt. Soon, the areas you frequently walk across will get dirtier faster, traffic areas will appear, and your feet will have conquered the carpet. So how do you prevent this from happening? The answer is simple: wear socks.
2. Water is Hardly the Answer: If you’ve seen someone pour water over a carpet stain in order to get it out . . . you can blame them when the stain comes back. Pouring water on a stain may make it look like it’s fading, and in one way it is. The water loosens some of the staining material, which allows it to sink into the carpet pile and pad, making it appear to go away. Over time, though, the stains will lift back up and reappear, and this time they will be very difficult to get rid of. So, if pouring water isn’t the way to get rid of stains, what is? Obviously, you can’t hire carpet cleaning companies every time there’s a spill. So what do you do? Continue Reading post – Carpet Cleaning Tips – 2 of 2