I am moving into a rental house next week that has a lot of wall to wall carpeting. Not my first choice of flooring but thankfully the carpet is soft and clean feeling and white, and we have been through many rentals recently and are happy to have this one. The current tenant has 2 indoor cats- so there is probably a fair am't of cat fur- though I explicitly asked her about if they ever had fleas and she thankfully said no. Anyway- the owner said that when a tenant moves out they have the carpets professionally cleaned for the next tenants, which is great. But I am worried about the smell, risidual chemical types of things that could come from a carpet clenaing. I ahve a 17 month old who is on the floor all the time.
Should I ask them to steam clean the carpets but not use the product? Woudl that still do a decent job of cleaning? Are there no toxic non chemical nice smelling gentle products they could use? I could even buy the product and leave it at the house for them to use if there were.
thanks for any suggestions- we have been through a rough time this year of renting bad houses and moving al ot- we are really ready to settle into a nice place and want to make sure it doesn't smell chemically or weird or feel toxic when we move in!
The other option is I just vacuum it myself and forgo the cleaning but I like the idea of them steam cleaning it for sure- just maybe not the product they would use.