Common hazardous ingredients
Borax, butyl cellusolve (ethylene glycol, monobutyl ether), napthalenepetroleum distillates, trichloroethane, various surfactants.
Toxic; may be flammable; irritant to skin, eyes and mucous membranes. Air pollutant.
Use in a well-ventilated area according to label instructions and avoid breathing vapors. Wear heavy rubber or nitrile gloves.
Avoid aerosol dispensers to reduce exposure to hazardous vapors.
Keep container tightly closed when not in use. Store in a locked cabinet or out of reach of children and pets.
Best: Use up or give away. Rinse and recycle containers and recycle empty aerosol containers with steel cans.
Second best: Take to a hazardous waste facility or collection event.
Frequently vacuum with a vacuum that has beater brushes to agitate the fabric. Use a soap-based, nonaerosol rug shampoo. Vacuum when dry.
- Quickly blot up (don't rub) as much as possible. Cotton towels and rags are more absorbent than synthetic fabrics.
- Club soda or clear water are effective on some types of stains, particularly from alcoholic beverages, coffee or tomato-based food.
- Grease stains may require a solvent. Try a citrus-based product.
To neutralize odors: Sprinkle baking soda liberally over affected area, let sit overnight, then vacuum.
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