Far too often people discard of old furniture because of how dirty it is. We live in a world of instant gratification and sometimes throwing them away and buy new can feel like an easy and clean solution to our dirty couch, carpet and rug challenges. Our waste management decisions have an impact on our world and our Vancouver landfills can no longer keep up with to the amount of garbage we produce. The next few years alone we expect our landfills to be completely maxed out for space. What if we could create a world where we could prolong the life of all our household furniture? What if filthy couches, old dusty carpets, and faded rugs could be brought back to life without heavy cemicals or harmful consumption? Well you don't have to imagine, carpet and upholstery cleaning is becoming a sustainable answer to some of our furniture hyper consumption challenges. Carpeteer has been saving Vancouverite's couches for over 30 years, and today, an old west end couch was cleaned and saved once again. let's check out the before and after of our dirty friend turned clean.
Often your couch doesn't seem dirty until you see the difference of what it was and can still be.
The colour difference is significant but not a rare save for the Carpeteer.
A video of the dirt vanishing and the couch coming back to life.
Quick explainer video of Jeff Dubois, The Carpeteer at work.
We've reached the half way mark towards saving another Vancouver couch.
The dirt and harmful cemicals from our couches can seep into our air and inhaled then internalized into our bodies. Byproducts of couch emissions have even been found in breast milk!
There are many coaches similar to the one above that go to the dump instead of being sustainably cleaned. Our hope is to contribute to creating a world that is sustainable for generations to come.
As always, we put our hearts into bringing a personal and sustainable service to the big city of Vancouver. Saving couches as a family since the 70's!
Pease and Love,
Jeff, Daniel and Shawn Dubois
The Carpeteer Fam