Most carpet powders that are manufactured to freshen up your carpet and fabric may, in the long run, do more harm than good.
Most powders are made to make the carpets smell betters and to supposedly get rid of odors (by deodorizing) in the carpet and other fabric in your home. In most cases these powders don’t always completely disappear from the carpet when you vacuum. They are also not completely biodegradable or pH balanced. If the carpet powder is not pH balanced at 6.0pH, it can actually void your carpet warranty as well as remove or lessen the effectiveness of any protectants already on the carpet. Since the carpet powders are not biodegradable, they can actually attract dirt in the long run, resulting in a larger stain and possibly more odor, creating a vicious cycle.
My advice is to never use fabric or carpet powders on your carpet, upholstery, or any other fabric, unless the powder is pH balanced and completely biodegradable. The powder should also be eco-friendly and organic, for safety reasons and to help the environment. If fabric in your home smells bad, then clean, wash or replace it, but avoid carpet powders.
Posted on November 3, 2012, in carpet cleaning and tagged carpet cleaning, carpet powder, carpet shampoo, carpet stains, citrus carpet cleaning, dry cleaning, eco-friendly, fabric cleaning, green, organic carpet cleaning, oriental rug cleaning, persian rug cleaning, pet stain removal, rug cleaning, steam cleaning, upholstery cleaning, vacuum cleaners. Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on Carpet Powders.