The Benefits of Chemical Free Rug Cleaning

The health and safety of wool rugs is another great benefit of their value.

The chemicals in synthetic carpets and rugs don’t just negatively impact the planet; they directly degrade the health and safety of the people who come in contact with them. The plight of factory workers is a huge issue for labor activists around the globe. Besides pay, poor working conditions is one of the top issues to tackle. When factory workers must handle rugs that are soaked in chemicals, they inhale or absorb the toxins through the skin. This can cause all sorts of health issues depending on the level of exposure. A factory worker can feel the effects of chemical exposure immediately. However, the laborer will most often continue to go to work for years and can develop an illness over time.

A professionally cleaned wool rug.

Non Toxic Rug Cleaning and Children

Oriental rugs are more than just beautiful expressions of art. For babies and small children, they are soft safety zones for crawling, playing, and taking those first steps. Their immune systems are more sensitive than those of adults, and chemically laced rugs can cause severe reactions in certain cases. California has some of the strictest laws when it comes to product safety. You’ll find that many synthetic rugs are made from polyester and polyurethane. These rugs must be labeled to disclose their chemical content of methylene chloride, which is a known carcinogen.

Non Toxic Fire Resistant Rugs

Textiles that are fire resistant are highly prized in residential settings. Rug makers treat some synthetic rugs with chemicals to give them fire-resistant qualities at the expense of the environment and human health. However, most rugs are left untreated and vulnerable to fire hazards. Wool is naturally resistant to fire. When fire from a cigarette butt or cooking accident touches synthetic rugs, the plastic in those rugs can melt. Some of the chemicals that those rugs have been treated with to make them stain resistant can make them more flammable.

Therefore, a consumer needs to carefully research and weigh their options when purchasing a rug for their precious home and family.

Our Non Toxic Rug Cleaning Process

Choosing Aegis means never subjecting your rug to any kind of harsh chemicals, abrasive tools, or machines. This means you will never have to worry about introducing toxic or hazardous substances into your home when you trust us with cleaning your rug.

Since fine rugs are generally hand-made using very delicate materials like silk, wool, or some sort of blend between the two, utilizing very specific hand-washing techniques also ensures that your rug maintains its longevity and value.