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Creating a Healthy Home - The Green Way

Published: February 11, 2016

  Did you know that indoor air is 2 to 5 times – and occasionally over 100 times - more polluted than the air outdoors? This is because we normally have windows and doors closed, which keeps contaminants trapped inside our home. Stagnant indoor air continues to gather toxins as we bring... Read the Full Article »

Clean Your Own Carpets or Hire a Professional?

Published: January 13, 2016

You may be thinking that you'll save money on carpet cleaning and either rent a machine or buy your own.  The question is, do you want to deal with the hard work and mess, and will you really save money?  Another consideration is what the machine could do to your expensive... Read the Full Article »

Is Carpet Healthier than Wood Floors? Greenway Carpet Care

Published: January 13, 2016

There is a lot of confusion about the best flooring to have in your home. While carpeting is easier on your feet and back, most people think that wood, tile, or other hard surfaces are better for your health. The truth is, however, that carpet is the healthier choice. Studies done... Read the Full Article »

Is Your Carpet Toxic?

Published: January 13, 2016

Are you a label reader?  Do you wonder what’s in commercial cleaners and - more importantly - why are they harmful?  The following are  common chemicals used in your carpet and other cleaning - and even your "beauty" products: Alkylphenol ethoxylates (APEs), common in detergents and disinfectants; suspected hormone disruptors. Ammonia... Read the Full Article »

What's In Your Carpet? How Often Should Carpets be Cleaned?

Published: January 13, 2016

Carpeting and area rugs add a softness and beauty to your floors that you just don’t get with hard floors. Carpets and Oriental rugs are an expensive investment and can last for years if properly cared for. We at Greenway Carpet Care are often asked how often carpets should be cleaned.... Read the Full Article »

How Toxic are Carpet Cleaning Chemicals?

Published: January 13, 2016

Chemical-based commercial cleaners can be extremely toxic, especially to small children and pets. The following are common chemicals used in carpet and other cleaning products. Alkylphenol ethoxylates (APEs), common in detergents and disinfectants; suspected hormone disruptors. Ammonia is poisonous when swallowed, extremely irritating to respiratory passages when inhaled and can burn the... Read the Full Article »

Air Purification the Green Way

Published: January 11, 2016

After a Greenway Carpet Care cleaning, the air inside your home should be fresher. For one thing, our green and dry system greatly reduces the toxic "soup" that has settled in your carpet - dust mites, viruses and bacteria, pet dander, etc. The nice thing about carpet (vs hard floors) is... Read the Full Article »

Recipes

Published: September 27, 2014

Why choose green, natural homemade cleaning products that you make yourself?  Commercial home cleaning products are not just more expensive when compared with natural alternatives. They are full of toxins known to affect your skin, lungs, nervous system, and even your endocrine and reproductive systems. These dangerous toxins invade your body... Read the Full Article »

Make Your Own Green Cleaning Products

Published: September 27, 2014

It is simple and inexpensive to make your own green cleaning products. You not only save money, but protect your family's health and leave a lighter footprint on the environment. The following ingredients for green cleaning your house may already be in your home. If not, you can find most... Read the Full Article »

Why the Best Carpet Cleaning is Green and Dry

Published: August 29, 2014

The most common complaint about carpet cleaning is that the clean doesn't last. Carpets may look good for a week or two, but the spots invariably return - especially with steam cleaning. Another frustration is that it can take hours or days for carpets to dry. This is especially true if you clean your carpets yourself... Read the Full Article »

Stains and Other Carpet Cleaning Issues

Published: August 29, 2014

Do you have stubborn carpet stains that refuse to budge - or reappear after cleaning? Carpet cleaning with the right method can effectively and permanently remove most of the spots in your carpet. Some spots, however, become "stains" which are permanent because they change the original color of the carpet fiber. Carpet... Read the Full Article »

DIY Windshield Washer Fluid - The Green Way

Published: July 20, 2014

The owners and staff at Greenway Carpet Care were talking about alternatives to commercial windshield wiper fluid, which is full of toxic chemicals that pollute the earth. We have made our own for years - it works as good as the blue stuff and is super cheap and easy. Following are 3... Read the Full Article »

Cleaning Your Carpet the Green Way

Published: July 18, 2014

Carpet cleaning can be a fairly toxic practice.  Standard steam cleaning formulas contain a combination of harsh chemical solvents and detergents to remove dirt and stains.  After cleaning, harmful residues remain in your carpet and circulate throughout the air.  This "toxic soup" affects the health of every member of your... Read the Full Article »

Greenway Carpet Care of Boone on Mountain TV

Published: July 17, 2014

Greenway Carpet Care, the green and dry organic carpet cleaning company, appeared on Mountain TV in Boone, North Carolina. Click here to watch Steven Harris, a Greenway Carpet Care of Boone owner, and Tim Bagby, the President of Greenway Carpet Care, Inc., demonstrate how the system works better than steam cleaning. ... Read the Full Article »

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