Traditional carpet cleaning contains many hidden dangers and uses methods that utilize dozens of harmful chemicals which, after repeated exposure, can result in indoor air pollution leading to possible headaches, irritation to the eyes, nose and lungs, and respiratory disorders. Long term exposure to fumes given off by chemicals used to dissolve dirt; such as formaldehyde, acids, pesticides or sodium hydroxide can lead to nervous system damage and has been linked to kidney and liver damage. Traditional carpet shampoos often will leave a sticky residue that you cannot feel or see. Children and pets who crawl and play on these treated carpets can inhale the residues or get them on their hands or paws, which eventually will lead into their mouths. Dry shampoos, powders and foams linger in carpet fibers and are easily inhaled which may irritate airways and cause asthma attacks. At CarpetUp, we do not want to expose our workers to these chemicals, nor do we want to expose them to you and your family. That is why we only utilize the safest plant-based alternative solvents and insist on nontoxic steam extraction methods.