Green Living - Questions & Answers
......with Debra Lynn Dadd
After recovering from MCS by removing toxic chemicals in her home, Debra Lynn Dadd went on to become a pioneering consumer advocate for health and the environment. Author of Home Safe Home, she also has a popular website containing a directory with more than 1000 links to nontoxic and eco-friendly products, a Q&A blog with many MCS bloggers, recipes for using natural sweeteners, and more. Debra is also available by phone for consultations. She lives in Florida with her husband, who drives a car powered by vegetable oil. Visit her website at http://www.dld123.com.
Tuesday, May 5th, 2009:
How do I clean my carpet?
by Debra Lynn Dadd
My daughter is 1 year old and we live in a very small one-bedroom apartment in NYC. She is crawling all over our carpet. Can you recommend an environmentally safe carpet cleaner? I am not sure what to use.
Thanks for your help!!
New York City
The simplest thing is to spread a fairly thick layer of baking soda over the carpet, let it sit overnight, then vacuum in the morning. Or, use a rented steam cleaner without the carpet shampoo.
For more instructions on cleaning carpets, Natural Choices Home Safe Products has a whole page of advice on solving different types of carpet cleaning problems using their nontoxic, oxygen-bleach based products.
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