Many people suffer from allergies*. In most cases our hot water extraction, using fragrance-free, hypoallergenic ** products, followed by a very deep and thorough rinse, is absolutely fine. It will substantially reduce dust mites; dust and allergen build up in your furnishings.
We also offer: “ResponsibleCare™ family of products. This particular line was designed for allergy sufferer and individuals who are sensitive to harsh chemicals. ResponsibleCare™ products are tested and proven to be safe for humans, pets, and the environment.”
- Derived from renewable seed and vegetable sources
- Contain no perfumes
- Contain no hazardous VOCs, solvents or other hazardous products
- Do not contain phosphates
- Are Biodegradable
- Are Environmentally Safe
* Many substances can cause an allergic reaction and no single product works for all allergy sufferers or can tackle all allergies, including hypoallergenic * * products. It is your (the client) responsibility to let us know what you’re allergic to. Upon request we’ll be happy to send you a link to the product’s SDS (safety data sheet) so that you can check and decide for yourself if the ingredients are safe for you.
** Hypoallergenic, meaning “below normal” or “slightly” allergenic, is used to describe items that cause or are claimed to cause fewer allergenic reactions. The term lacks a medical definition, but it is in common usage. In some countries, there are allergy interest groups that provide manufacturers with a certification procedure including tests that ensure a product is unlikely to cause an allergic reaction, but such products are usually described and labeled using other but similar terms. To the best of our knowledge- So far, public authorities in no country provide an official certification that an item must undergo before being described as hypoallergenic.
Applying a sanitizer* to textiles will reduce the microorganism on the treated surface.
To understand what it can accomplish, it is important that you read the definition below:
* SANITIZER: One of three groups of antimicrobials registered by EPA for public health uses. EPA considers an anti-microbial to be a sanitizer when it reduces but does not necessarily eliminate all the microorganisms on a treated surface. To be a registered sanitizer, the test results for a product must show a reduction of at least 99.9% in the number of each test microorganism over the parallel control. Sanitization requires the level of reduction to be demonstrated when used exactly as instructed.
No product that we know of claims or will accomplish the above definition on any porous surface, including carpet, area rugs or upholstery.
Will it reduce the level of microorganism? Yes.
By how much? Since porous surfaces like carpet or upholstery can’t be completely immersed in the sanitizer solution- Nobody knows exactly. So the answer is- Quite a bit, but far from 99.9%.