Going Green Tips

Published on September 4th, 2012 | by Zachary Shahan


Going Green Tip: Cleaning Your Carpet the Green Way

September 4th, 2012 by

green carpet rug cleaningThere are some things we think of immediately when we think of “going green” — solar panels, electric cars, bikes, organic and vegetarian food, organic clothing. And, certainly, these are the big boys.

But there are also many other things that we almost never think about, like carpets and rugs. They need a green touch, too, don’t they?

Green Carpet & Rug Cleaning in NYC Area

If you happen to be in the New York City area (there are a few of you there, I hear), you can apparently go green in the carpet and rug cleaning arena with Green Choice Rug Cleaning NYC. The company actually opened a full 20 years ago! And it’s still a family-owned and -operated business. Pretty nice.

The full list of locations Green Choice serves is here:



Why Green Carpet & Rug Cleaning Is Important to You

Why go green when cleaning your carpets and rugs? Here are some good reasons noted on the Green Choice website:

“Two of the nastiest chemicals traditionally applied in carpet cleaning are perchloroethylene, also known as ‘perc’, and naphtaline. In the case of ingestion or direct inhalation, the additive will cause different symptoms, including nausea, fatigue, and dizziness. Studies also suggest that these two chemicals are actually carcinogenic over long term exposure.”

Green Choice writes that it is an “organic” carpet cleaning company (which I assume means that it uses absolutely no synthetic chemicals), and that it only uses “biodegradable and nontoxic substances, often with balanced pH that is gentle for the environment.”

Sounds good to me!

Not Just Carpets & Rugs

Presumably, carpet and rug cleaning is in higher demand, but in addition to carpets and rugs, the company also cleans upholstery, leather, mattresses, air ducts, and water damaged areas.

Check out the company’s website for more — it currently has a number of discounts available.

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About the Author

is the director of CleanTechnica, the most popular cleantech-focused website in the world, and Planetsave, a world-leading green and science news site. He has been covering green news of various sorts since 2008, and he has been especially focused on solar energy, electric vehicles, and wind energy since 2009. Aside from his work on CleanTechnica and Planetsave, he's the founder and director of Solar Love, EV Obsession, and Bikocity. To connect with Zach on some of your favorite social networks, go to ZacharyShahan.com and click on the relevant buttons.

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