Lake Geneva Wi Dangers of Bleach!

What is Bleach and why is it dangerous?
Bleach is one of the most corrosive and deadly chemicals and still it can be found at every supermarket and drugstore in the nation, and under countless kitchen sinks. With such broad household use, it’s important to remember the risk it poses to children (especially because small amounts will affect them more than adults) or anyone unaware of its effects. The burn you feel when using bleach products or the coughing you may experience is a sign of the corrosive properties of bleach in your body. And that slippery feeling of bleach on your skin? That’s actually caused by the lye (caustic soda) reacting to the fats and oils on your skin.

Bleach is not registered with the EPA! Also not used by carpet cleaners, flood restoration & mold remediation.
Below are the personal and environmental concerns of using bleach:
 When mixed with ammonia, it creates a deadly gas. Remember that urine contains ammonia, so using the products in the toilet increase the risk of creating a toxic gas that can actually stop lung function.  Chlorine and dish soap can create mustard gas, a deadly gas used as a weapon in WWI! What is bleach even doing in our homes?!  Chlorine is actually a gas at room temperature, which makes breathing it in likely in most homes.  In its gaseous form (such as at room temperature, mentioned above), chlorine can create dioxins, a known cancer-causing compound also related to birth defects, miscarriage, infertility, diabetes, immune disorders and more.  It’s highly corrosive to the skin, lungs and eyes, as well as other materials, and can actually cause frost bite to the skin and eyes, as well as chemical burns and ulcerations.  The oxidation of chlorine may also form hypochlorous acid, which has the ability to penetrate and destroy cell structure.  It increases asthma and allergy symptoms because of the likelihood of inhalation. It can also cause wheezing, bronchospasm and sometimes noncardiogenic pulmonary edema (a lung condition that prevents enough oxygen from entering the blood).  Pets and birds are more susceptible because of their small air capacity and the likelihood of filling their lungs with vapors.  Ingestion of bleach causes corrosive damage to the tissues of the gastrointestinal tract.  Chlorination of drinking water can oxidize organic contaminants, producing trihalomethanes (also called haloforms), which are carcinogenic (cancer-causing).  When household bleach is mixed with wastewater it is found to form numerous organic compounds. Two of those compounds are chloroform – which can cause dizziness, headache, respiratory issues, heart attack, liver and kidney damage, birth defects and more – and carbon tetrachloride – which is responsible for nerve damage, liver and kidney degeneration, coma and death.  Chlorine and wastewater can also create Trihalomethanes, a toxic carcinogen that has been linked to breast cancer and miscarriage and other fertility issues in animals  Bleach also breaks down in the environment to “halides”, which shellfish, as well as other aquatic life.  Organ chlorides, which contain chlorine, stick around in the environment for a long time and have been linked to reproductive issues, immune dysfunction, cancer, hormonal disruption and more.

Lake Geneva Wi Foul Odors & Removal

Lake Geneva Carpet Cleaning Blog

Do You Keep Cleaning & Just Cannot Remove a Foul Odor?

Have a basement that smells because of the dampness?  Get a de-humidifier, clean hard surfaces and the carpet along with the use of our machine.  Odor Gone-Problem Solved!  Now enjoy sitting in your basement without that foul musty smell.

We now have a machine that uses photo catalytic process which will clean the air, remove odors, kill some germs and eliminate poisonous gases & organic pollutants!

With this type of process you still have to clean and or remove the source of the odor.  It only treats the surfaces in the room.  It cannot penetrate anything.  If there are odors under carpet or between walls it won’t treat it or be effective.  It works on contact only.  For example if the odor comes back that means the process did not reach or touch the affected area.  That is why there is no guarantee of odor removal. For better results we recommend having the carpet & vents cleaned first.

When we setup to treat an entire home we set it up near a vent return so that it will circulate thru the entire home and be effective.

It can remove any odor.  Here are some examples: 

Skunk odor, pet odor, musty odor, mold odor, garbage odor, sewage odor, dead animal odor, body odor, fresh paint odor, flood odor, new carpet odor and much more!

This process is 100% safe for everyone and everything. No side effects.

It is being used in fire & flood restoration, Dr’s offices, nursing homes, day care centers, restaurants, night clubs, offices, hospitals, businesses, homes, beauty shops, hotels and ect.


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Lake Geneva Carpet Cleaning Buyer Beware!

Consumers beware of carpet cleaning deals that state $99 for 3 rooms, $129-$159 for entire home and $4.95 per room.


Read the fine print. Ask if they are using the only method recommended by most carpet mills and IICRC carpet cleaning certification and training which is the truckmounted steam clean extraction machine that costs around $25,000.


Many of these cheap ads are usually too good to be true. You get what you pay for. Please use common sense and think how can a company pay all of their employees, vehicles, gas, insurance, advertising, supplies, equipment, utilities and more if they are charging such low prices? Where is the catch? Why are they not charging the correct price that good high end carpet cleaners charge? Beware of bait and switch. Many are using portable machines and untrained technicians. Where are they cutting corners?


If I could get rid of everything in my business and just sub contract all of my jobs out to one of these cheap carpet cleaners thus getting rid of all of my overhead why don’t I? I would actually profit more money. I would not get any repeat and referrals. I would get many complaints and ruin my great reputation of being a high end carpet cleaner.


Carpet cleaning tip is pre-spotting/pre-conditioner is suppose to be part of the carpet cleaning and not a added service or charge per IICRC Certification. Bait and switch tactic and fine print usually. Additional charges are usually pet treatments, red stain removal, sanitizer, protectors and moving furniture.


I am a high end carpet cleaner and have been in business for 25 years and would like to stay in business so I have to charge the appropriate prices in order to do so and to make a fair honest profit with no deception of any kind. Just hard, honest and reliable work at a competitive price.