Carpets and rugs are a breeding ground for various allergens, microscopic mites and particles, dust particles and last but not least, dirt. According to Health Canada, Canadians spend an average of 90% of their time inside and the indoor air is potentially 2 to 5 times more polluted than outdoor air.
Cleaning your house on a regular basis and using not toxic, chemical free cleaning products is essential for maintaining a healthy air level within your household or place of work. It is recommended to vacuum your carpets at least 1-2 times a week in addition to having a professional carpet cleaning service at least twice a year. Households with children and pets should consider a professional carpet cleaning service at least a few times a year or every season.
Each year, the average Canadian family consumes anywhere from 20 to 40 liters of toxic cleaning products.
But are these professional carpet cleaning services safe for your health? Do they use chemical products? Unfortunately most cleaning companies use the same range of toxic and chemical cleaning products that can be found in most households and in some cases these commercial cleaning products are even more toxic.
The ammonia and nonylphenol (and its ethoxylate derivatives) found is numerous household cleaning products sold in Canada have been determined to be toxic substances under Environment Canada’s Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA, 1999).
We at MiMa Organic Cleaning Services are the very first Montreal carpet cleaning company that began offering a non-toxic and chemical free steam cleaning service for residential and commercial clients. Not only it’s safe for you and your loved ones but it’s also safe for the environment. We only use biodegradable non-toxic cleaning products combined with the latest eco friendly equipments in our industry. Our services are not only eco-friendly but also affordable. Contact us today for a free estimation and inquire about our monthly specials.
According to Health Canada, the claim “antimicrobial” is not appropriately defined in consumer product regulation. Large companies have found that consumers respond well to products claiming to be “antimicrobial,” “antibacterial,” etc. However, this culture of surface cleanliness leads to the frequent use of antimicrobial agents in the community, exposing microbes to increased levels of antimicrobial agents and the subsequent development of resistance. The use of bactericides, disinfectants and antiseptics in the home, community and health care facilities (in cleaning supplies, personal hygiene products, etc.) and the incorporation of these agents in common household products increase selective pressure on bacteria to develop a resistance to these agents.
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The Environmental Working Group (EWG) found the human body carries 210 of the 75,000 chemicals registered with the Environmental Protection Agency. The study revealed the participants carried an average of 43% of the said chemicals. The chemicals found included over 50 carcinogens and more than 60 substances considered toxic for the reproductive and nervous systems. The findings have led to general guidelines aimed at reducing chemical pollution, especially the number of household cleaning products used. The EWG recommends to always try water and soap first.