cleaning chemicals

I am sure you have seen a lot of cleaning product commercials. It’s like magic, just one drop of that product and carpet is whiter than it ever was. It reminds of chemical experiments when the chemist pours a fluid into another one and it instantly changes the color.

What if this is not just my bold imagination and that is exactly what happens when cleaning the carpet with products full of chemicals? Unfortunately, it is true for a lot of cleaning products and carpet cleaning Bloomington services.

Stains disappear very soon because the chemicals just dissolve them. I would not be out of line if I say chemical carpet cleaning comes with certain risks.

Sure, if you let professionals do it and be away for a while it will not be as bad. But it does have long term consequences, without further ado, let’s discuss why the best Bloomington carpet cleaning is chemical-free.

Spoiler alert, we will be talking about two major factors:


Name one person to whom health is not a priority – I definitely can’t think of anyone. Constant carpet cleaning with chemical products are not going to pass by your health without affecting it. Brace yourself because you are going to read unpronounceable names of some chemicals.

The regular carpet cleaning products that are on store shelves can contain Sodium Lauryl Sulfate (SLS). This chemical is used to form foams, which will absorb dirt and soil. It also contains resin thus preventing resoiling. SLS can be found in toothpaste, beauty products well, basically in everything that has foams. It is used in low concentrations, the safest being lower than 1% but too much of it can lead to ear and eye irritation, nausea, and even vomiting.

Another common chemical is Perchloroethylene, a cleaning solvent mainly used in dry cleaning. Actually, the state of California declared it toxic in 1991 and it is anticipated that in 2023 it will be forbidden in the U.S. The overuse of Perchloroethylene will have side effects similar to SLS: nausea, dizziness, vomiting, etc.

The bottom line is, it’s very easy to misuse or overuse these products, so it’s safe to get chemical-free carpet cleaning for a healthier home instead of steam cleaning or dry carpet cleaning.


When you work full-time, have kids at home, and daily errands to run, it is hard to think about the environment. You just want to clean your carpet.

Chemicals harm the environment and that is a fact. “It’s inside my house, what does the environment have to do with it?” A logical question and here is another one, “Where does the water with all the chemicals and dirt go?”

It ends up in either sewage or directly somewhere outside the house. We need to keep in mind that it is contaminated water and since the ecosystem is circular, it’ll come back to us.

In a Word

Having a dirty carpet is unpleasant so we try to clean it by any means. Nonetheless, “any means” is the wrong approach. Cleaning products with chemical might be less harmful when used by professionals but it’ll still harms us in a bigger environmental scale. That’s why chemical free is the best carpet cleaning measure.

Chem-Dry of Bloomington carpet cleaning is chemical-free and uses low-moisture methods. Call (812) 287-9886 to learn more about our services or schedule an appointment.