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Q: Environmentally Friendly Cleaning. ( Answered,   1 Comment )
Subject: Environmentally Friendly Cleaning.
Category: Reference, Education and News > Consumer Information
Asked by: papoose-ga
List Price: $2.00
Posted: 07 Jul 2002 00:59 PDT
Expires: 06 Aug 2002 00:59 PDT
Question ID: 37226
Looking for a company in the Baltimore (preferably county) area that
offers environmentally friendly steam carpet cleaning.

Request for Question Clarification by mvguy-ga on 07 Jul 2002 01:30 PDT
What do you mean by "environmentally friendly"?  Thanks.

Clarification of Question by papoose-ga on 07 Jul 2002 02:27 PDT
Thanks for asking. I mean a company that uses biodegradable cleaning
agents for interior home carpets and disposes of the water back into
the environment after purifying it. Or at least something similar. May
also be advertised as a company that caters to people with
allergies/chemical sensitivities.
Subject: Re: Environmentally Friendly Cleaning.
Answered By: angy-ga on 08 Jul 2002 01:43 PDT
Hi, papoose-ga !

Steamatic seem to do what you want. Their local franchise is:

Steamatic of Baltimore/Washington Metro
Mike Halkos - Owner
10024 Washington Blvd
Laurel, MD 20723
410-792-2200 Fax

The Steamatic main web is at:

Here they state:

"There is a difference in cleaning methods! Most major carpet
manufacturers recommend the hot water extraction method to maintain
your warranty and extend the life of your carpeting. Steamatic's
patented cleaning equipment uses hot-water soil extraction to clean
your carpet and furniture without soap or harsh chemicals.

How can you get anything clean without soap or chemicals? That's easy.
Steamatic uses super heated water and an emulsifier to remove dirt and
debris at the molecular level. Our unique, patented equipment delivers
the super heated water to your carpeting as hot as when it leaves the
unit. Our powerful vacuums then extract the dirt and water leaving
your carpet clean and decontaminated. Your carpet is clean all the way
to the base of the fiber. The Steamatic equipment is so powerful your
carpet and upholstery will be dry fast too!"

Or if you were game to tackle the job yourself, the Allergy Buyers'
Club - who recommend steam cleaning - have a range of steam cleaners
for sale, each of which they have tested and reviewed. The current
review is at:

and the general list is at:

I hope this is helpful. good luck !
Subject: Re: Environmentally Friendly Cleaning.
From: happyhands-ga on 09 Mar 2005 15:56 PST
I work for an agency called happy hands domestic cleaning we are based
in Kilburn in London. All our staff are trained under the British
Institute for cleaning science and the prefered method for deep
cleaning is hot-water extraction. I would only suggest dry-foam for
carpets that are 100% wool as hot water extraction methods for wool
can lead to shrinkage.

There is perhaps a few other suggestions for example the national
carpet cleaning asscociation may also be able to help, or perhaps the
manaufactures such as nilfisk or procheem might be able to help!

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