Carpet Cleaning: A Surprising Safety Hazard For Kids and Pets

May 9, 2024

At Hydro Clean Carpet Cleaning, we know getting your carpets cleaned is a pretty unique experience. When preparing for a cleaning, you are focused on vacuuming and adjusting furniture. This makes it easy to forget about safety concerns. While carpet cleaners do use kid and pet safe solutions, many clients aren’t aware that the carpet cleaning hose can be a hazard for kids and pets if they are nearby.

Why The Carpet Cleaning Hose Can Be Dangerous

The two inch hose attached to a truck mounted carpet cleaning machine can be very dangerous if left unattended. Along with being a tripping hazard, carpet cleaning machines produce a lot of airflow and lift (suction). If a hose were left unattended and a small child grabbed the end of the hose, the child would be in danger. A curious child looking into an active hose could get the hose too close to their face, causing the hose to suction to their face.

Children and hoses are a huge concern, but pets are also vulnerable to hoses. A curious dog, cat or loose hamster could be seriously injured or killed if they became attached to an active hose.

How To Ensure The Carpet Cleaning Is Done Safely

A good carpet cleaning technician will ask about children and pets in the home. They should never leave an active hose unattended in a home with young children or pets. The hose should be attached to a carpet or upholstery tool any time the carpet cleaning technician leaves the area.

What Hydro Clean Carpet Cleaning Technicians Do

At Hydro Clean Carpet Cleaning, we train our technicians on hose safety. It only takes a moment of carelessness to cause an injury, so we cover issues that many other carpet cleaning companies may not even consider. Hiring an IICRC Certified Firm like Hydro Clean Carpet Cleaning will reduce the risk of injury in your home to children and pets. Learn more about our practices by contacting us today.

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