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Environmental Policy

Let me begin by saying that my environmental credentials are not my 'unique selling point' (as the marketing folk say). My selling point is first and foremost that I enjoy and take great pride in my work and can guarantee that you will not find a better cleaner. That said, I include this information for your peace of mind and to show I am responsible in my trade.
My commitment to being eco-friendly will not affect the level of cleaning service I provide. The environmentally friendly cleaning solutions I use have attained the Gold Level Performance by the Carpet and Rug Institute.



Within a few months of starting as an apprentice carpet cleaner I found the skin on my hands was cracking. My research showed traditional commercial carpet-cleaning solutions contain a cocktail of noxious synthetic chemicals including perchloroethylene (“perc” in the industry), a notorious dry cleaning additive, and naphthalene, a solvent manufactured from coal tar. These chemicals pollute your home, my daily working environment and the greater environment when disposed of. Learn more here.

Point of interest: your 'spot' cleaner under the sink may contain any of the following: p-hydroxybenoic acid, oxalic acid, naphtha, benzene, perchloroethylene or trichloroethylene, sodium hypochlorite, hydrofluoric acid, aromatic petroleum solvents, aliphatic hydrocarbons, chlorinated hydrocarbons or other petroleum hydrocarbons.
Instead I recommend using a mixture of 50% water with 50% distilled white vinegar plus a drop of your favourite essential oil for fragrance (I use Tea Tree oil because it is gently anti-bacterial). Generally the difference between this and the "Milllion-and-One-Clean-All" products you might buy is simply a century of marketing, ask your mum.



Over the years I have been researching and testing alternative cleaning solutions. I started by switching to citrus based detergents instead of solvents, and natural rinsing agents instead of harshly acidic ones. I have even cleaned oriental rugs with corn skins (a very 'old school' technique indeed). I am pleased to say that my continuing research and the greater awareness of environmental impact and 'green' issues has led me to some high performance cleaning products based upon new technology formulations that perform as well as or better than equivalent traditional products, without harming the environment.
All products that I use in my service have been assessed for user safety and environmental impact.

I use cleaning products that:

Are free of dyes, synthetic fragrances, EDTA and NTA, phosphates and butyl Eco Logos
Contain ingredients considered safe for the environment
Are VOC compliant
Conform to the USA EPA “Design for Environment” guidelines
Have the Carpet & Rug Institute Seal of Approval where applicable
Have a gentle pH safe for wool and stain resist nylon
Raw materials used in the composition of my cleaning solutions comply with the requirements of the Regulation, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) regulations.
Surfactants comply with the biodegradability requirements of the European Detergent Directive 648/2004.
Active ingredients of biocidal products comply with the requirements of the Biocidal Products Directive (BPD) 98/8/EC.
I use Carpet Deodorisers with natural fragrances including lemongrass, eucalyptus, tea tree, lavender, orange and peppermint.
Packaging containers are made from recyclable natural polyethylene and outer cartons use recycled fibreboard.


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