Green Guard

Just as the clothes we wear need regular washing to keep them fresh and hygienic, our carpets and upholstered furniture require periodic cleaning. Accumulated soil and grit are major causes of reduced carpet and fabric life, and enable destructive and health harmful mites and bacteria to work unchecked.

1. When should I have my carpets cleaned?

LETS TAKE A FEW MINUTES TO DISCUSS THE THREE BASIC REASONS FOR WHY YOU SHOULD CLEAN YOUR CARPETS AND UPHOLSTERY ON A REGULAR BASIS.

  • HEALTH IS THE LARGEST REASON THAT EVERYONE SHOULD HAVE THEIR CARPETS CLEANED OFTEN.
  • ASSET MANAGMENT IS CONCERN THAT THE MOST PEOPLE DON’T CONSIDER WHEN HAVING THEIR CARPETS CLEAN. WHAT I MEAN IS THAT CARPE, ON AVERAGE, IS A HOME OWNERS THIRD LARGEST INVESTMENT. WITH THE AVERAGE PRICE FOR CARPET BEING AROUND $24.00 PER YARD, THE AVERAGE HOME HAS SEVERAL THOUSAND DOLLARS IN CARPETING ALONE. ROUTINE CLEANING IS RECOMMENDED BY THE CARPET MANUFACTURERS TO NOT ONLY MAINTAIN APPEARANCE, BUT ALSO PROMOTE A LONG LIFE FOR THE CARPET.
  • APPEARANCE CLEANING IS THIRD, AND UNFORTUNATELY, THE BIGGEST REASON THAT MOST PEOPLE CLEAN THEIR CARPETS AND UPHOLSTERY.

 

2. How often carpets/upholstery should be cleaned and protected?

MOST CARPET MANUFACTURES RECOMMEND YOUR CARPET TO BE PROFESSIONALLY CLEANED EVERY 12-18 MONTHS WITH A HOT WATER EXTRACTION PROCESS. THIS WILL VARY HOWEVER DEPENDING ON THE USAGE THAT YOUR CARPET GETS. HIGH USE AREAS SUCH AS FAMILY ROOMS, STAIRS AND HALLWAYS COULD REQUIRE CLEANING MORE OFTEN. FACTORS INCLUDE THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE, PETS, OUTDOOR ENVIRONMENT AND HOW WELL CARPET IS MAINTAINED BETWEEN PROFESSIONAL CLEANINGS. SOMETIMES THESE THINGS CAN CONTRIBUTE TO A MORE FREQUENT CLEANING SCHEDULE OF 6-8 MONTHS.

3. Why carpet manufacturers recommend Green Guard with each cleaning?

WORLD’S 1ST EPA/DFE APPROVED CARPET PROTECTOR!

GREEN GUARD CARPET PROTECTOR IS THE FIRST-EVER “GREEN” FABRIC PROTECTOR. CERTIFIED BY THE EPA DESIGN FOR THE ENVIRONMENT PROGRAM.

GREEN GUARD MAKES PROTECTING YOUR UPHOLSTERY AND CARPETS SAFE AND EASY.

  • NON-TOXIC
  • SKIN-FRIENDLY
  • BIODEGRADABLE
  • FRAGRANCE-FREE
  • PHOSPHATE-FREE
  • EPA REGISTERED

YOU’LL BE ABLE TO VACUUM WITH FASTER, BETTER RESULTS. EVERY DAY DIRT AND DEBRIS CAN MAKE YOUR FLOORS LOOK DINGY, AND GREEN GUARD ENHANCES YOUR VACUUM CLEANER’S PERFORMANCE.

SPILLS AREN’T A PANIC INDUCING EXPERIENCE, EITHER. GREEN GUARD GIVES YOU AN ENHANCED WINDOW OF OPPORTUNITY THAT MAKES IT EASY TO REMOVE COMMON STAINS QUICKLY. THE PROTECTOR ACTUALLY PREVENTS

4. Green Guard protection vs. Scotch Guard

ON THE MARKET THERE IS COMPETITION BETWEEN GREEN GUARD AND SCOTCH GUARD.

GREEN GUARD OFFERS A LOT OF BENEFITS AND ADVANTAGES INCLUDING:

  • HIGH TRAFFIC LANES STAY CLEANER MUCH LONGER
  • CARPET’S STAIN RESISTING PROPERTIES ARE FULLY RESTORED
  • MAKES SPOTS AND STAINS EASIER TO CLEAN UP
  • REDUCES ABRASION AND WEAR
  • MAKES VACUUMING EASIER
  • EXTENDS THE LIFE OF CARPET
  • HIGHLY RESISTANT TO SOIL
  • ELIMINATES BROWNING AND YELLOWING OF CARPET.

BUT AS FOR THE OTHER PRODUCT, SCOTCH GUARD, HERE’S THE PROOF THAT SHOWS THE TRUTH:

SCOTCH GUARD INGREDIENTS BELONG TO A LARGE FAMILY OF CHEMICALS THAT DEGRADE TO FORM A CHEMICAL CALLED PFOS, OR PERFLUOROOCTANE SULFONATE. THEY ARE FLUOROCARBONS, RELATED TO CFCS, WHICH ARE NOW BANNED AS OZONE DEPLETERS. 3M HAS MANUFACTURED PFOS COMMERCIALLY SINCE 1948, AND IN 2000 WAS EXPECTED TO PRODUCE MORE THAN 10 MILLION POUNDS OF THE COMPOUND FOR USE IN SCOTCH GUARD PRODUCTS.

AND WHILE 3M AGGRESSIVELY MARKETED SCOTCH GUARD DIRECTLY TO CONSUMERS FOR DECADES, MAKING IT A HOUSEHOLD WORD, THE COMPANY HAS DONE NEXT TO NOTHING TO INFORM THE PUBLIC THAT THE ACTIVE INGREDIENT IN ITS PRODUCT NOW UNIVERSALLY