Sometimes you forget to mention some of the carpet situations until you are reminded by a phone call about a need to remedy a certain situation. We have cleaned new carpet many times because of the problem it can cause for people with sensitivities to certain chemicals that the carpet was made of. We receive a phone call a few times a year about this situation…Last year a new client was experiencing headaches, sneezing, watery eyes….to name a few symptoms, when he gets on the carpet.
What you are breathing in is the volatile organic compounds, chemicals used in manufacturing, that are being released into the air. (Off gassing). Things such as BHT (butylated hydroxytoluene), formaldehyde, 4-phenylcyclohexine (4-PC), are just some of the bad things that you are probably breathing in.
We have cleaned many homes over the past 17 1/2 years where one of the family members have sensitivities to the “new carpet” smell. To help relieve the symptoms you should have the carpet hot water extracted & properly cleaned with the correct products!
We are a true “green” cleaner…we invested in the World’s Largest, Most Powerful Cleaning Machine…(the Big Bear Truck) and it allows us to use “green” products & have carpet dry to the touch before we leave your home because of the heat & power that it produces. We could not be that way when we used to have a smaller machine because the products didn’t clean well with the smaller machine. We specialize in clients that have allergies, asthma & chemical sensitivities.
Not everyone is allergic to their carpet though so don’t be alarmed…and we can usually remedy the problem when we come out to clean!