A common question we receive from homeowners is about the safety of our carpet cleaning solutions for kids and pets. While we do use kid and pet safe solutions, a better question would be to ask about hose safety.
Carpet cleaning machines produce allot of airflow and lift (suction). If a hose were left unattended and a small child grabbed the end of the hose, deadly consequences could result. A curious child looking into an active hose could get the hose too close to their face. If the hose got attached to a child mouth, it could immediately collapse both of the child’s lungs and cause damage to other internal organs. A hose placed too close to a child face could also become attached to an eye socket and violently remove the child eye.
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.
A technician may have to leave a hose to retrieve something from the van or to adjust the temperature of the solution. At these times, the hose should be attached to a carpet or upholstery tool.
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.