Is Cancer In Your Future Because of Carpet Cleaning?

Tetrachlorethylene, Glycol Ether, Petrochemical Solvents, Phenolics, Butyls, Linear Alcohol, Toluene, and Terpene are cancer-causing toxins found in many commercial carpet cleaning solutions. The toxins contained in these chemicals are dangerous to the immune system according to Dr. George Grant, Toxicologist at the International Academy of Wellness.

As celebrity actors John Travolta and Kelly Preston mourn the death of their 16-year-old son Jett, they raise questions about the potentially lethal effects of past exposure to toxic chemicals in carpet cleaners, as well as about the mysterious Kawasaki Disease which their son reportedly suffered from.

A relationship between Kawasaki Disease and carpet cleaning was first reported in a case-control study published in 1982 in the medical journal Lancet (Vol. 2 No. 8298 pp 578-80). Researchers found that 11 out of 23 Denver children with Kawasaki Disease (48%) were living in homes where carpets had been shampooed within 30 days of the onset of symptoms; 10 of these children had played on the carpets two hours after they had been shampooed.

For some time, experts thought an ingredient in the cleaning solution could be to blame since it’s a proven fact that some carpet cleaning companies purchase solutions with toxins in them. In fact, Travolta and Preston have long pointed to that route, since they say they used professional carpet cleaners extensively in their home when Jett was young.

Currently, there’s legislation debating making safe-green certified carpet cleaning solutions mandatory. In fact, many corporations and municipalities already require that their carpet cleaners only use GREEN CERTIFIED cleaning agents.

From day one Tru-Clean Surface Care has used the very finest green-certified solutions to protect our employees, our customers and the world we live in. Our products are Green Seal Certified, Environmental & Envirodesic Certified and carry the Carpet & Rug Institute Seal of Approval.

Currently, less than 10% of all carpet cleaners are truly environmentally responsible. Our family will continue to do its part in an effort to protect the environment we live in while delivering a toxic-free cleaning to our clients and their families.

Tru-Clean Surface Care is a family-owned environmentally responsible carpet, tile and upholstery cleaning company serving all of Cape Coral, Fort Myers, Naples, Lee, Charlotte and Collier County. Our technicians are certified by the world’s most respected certification body for textile professionals, the IICRC, and we are experts in pet stain and odor removal.

For more information on our company, please visit us online at or “call us on the carpet” anytime at 239-541-4888. We offer convenient evening and weekend appointments and all major credit cards are accepted.

Tru Clean Surface Care services the cities of Cape Coral, San Carlos Park, Fort Myers Beach, North Fort Myers, Fort Myers, Estero, Naples, Bonita Springs, Lehigh Acres, Sanibel, St. James City, Captiva, Pine Island, Matlacha, Pineland, Bokeelia, Punta Gorda, Port Charlotte, Marco Island and Charlotte Harbor Florida.