Dry carpet cleaning conserves energy
Dry carpet cleaning saves energy because there is no water to heat, no need to use blowers to dry the carpet, and no need to run dehumidifiers and air conditioners to remove moisture from the carpet and air.
Dry carpet cleaning saves water
Wet extractors use large amounts of water and generate a significant amount of waste water, which burdens sewers and water treatment facilities. Using the HOST® dry extraction method saves water. In fact, the HOST® System deep cleans carpets with 97% less water than typical high flow wet extractors!
Using HOST® just once to clean carpets across the United States would SAVE 9,770,000,000 GALLONS OF WATER! That’s enough water to:
- Fill 195 million bathtubs
- Flush a 1.6 gallon toilet > 6 billion times
- Sustain over 53 million people for one year or over 670 thousand for their lifetimes
Our carpet cleaning methods use 100% bio-based materials
HOST® makes the only dry carpet cleaners that have received the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) BioPreferred certification (ASTM test method D6866). While there are no legal definitions of organic or natural, USDA defines BioPreferred products as those that are composed in whole or in part of biological products or renewable agricultural materials, including plant, animal or marine materials. Products made from renewable resources reduce the demand for finite resources and are usually biodegradable or recyclable.
Dry carpet cleaning contributes to LEED Certification
The US Green Building Council’s LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) Green Building Rating System “is a voluntary, consensus-based, national standard for developing high-performance, sustainable buildings.” Using the HOST Dry Extraction Carpet Cleaning System contributes to earning credits towards building certification. Unlike other green cleaning systems, the HOST system goes beyond green cleaning and may contribute credits regarding water and waste water conservation, energy conservation, and Integrated Pest Management.
Green Seal Certified carpet cleaning products
Green Seal Certification means that a product or service has been tested according to science-based environmental leadership standards, that it works as well or better than others in its class, and that it has been evaluated without bias or conflict of interest. To earn the coveted Green Seal, a product must meet the Green Seal environmental standard for the category as demonstrated by rigorous evaluation, testing and a plant visit.
More specifically, HOST Dry Carpet Cleaner has been shown by Green Seal to:
- Pass performance testing
- Be nontoxic
- Contain readily biodegradable ingredients
- Have low VOCs
- Be noncorrosive to skin or eyes
- Be nonsensitizing to skin
- Have responsible packaging
- Contain no optical brighteners
- Contain no ozone-depleting compounds
- Contain no intentionally added carcinogens, reproductive toxins or heavy metals
- Not be combustible
- Not cause eutrophication (eradication of water-based organisms due to the oxygen depletion caused by the decay of over-fertilized plant life such as algae)
Fresh Air Dry Carpet Care has been cleaning carpets in the greater Seattle area since 1988! We went dry, so should you!