The industry has lots of detergents and these can be very strong. In the right hands you should have no health concerns. But many household cleaners can be dangerous as well if improperly applied, which is far too often. So here are a few “eco-friendly” ways to keep the carpet fresh between professional cleanings. Use these in the correct form for keep your health.
One of the most common problem are the stains, but the tactic you use will be different from stain to stain. For example, if you have grease on your carpet, corn starch is very helpful for soaking it up.
For other way, if you have an old carpet, keeping it looking good can be a challenge. One way to rise to the occasion is to sweep the carpet well, enough to raise the fibers when they lay flat. Mix one part borax with two parts corn meal and sprinkle in. Vacuum and you will be surprised at how much more life your carpet has. Do this once a week and you can see the difference.
And for finish, a very simple but not often considered option is having everyone in the house take off their shoes before coming in. It not only keeps the dirt out, but keeps loads of other things like oil from asphalt, pesticides from the grass and many other contaminants at bay. Walking barefoot is not recommended however, as oil in the skin can work its way into the carpet as well. Slippers or at least socks are best.
Now you have some solution for maintaining the cleanliness of your carpet for longer. Try it!