Resolve carpet cleaner is a household spot removal product that targets a variety of stains. For example, if you are having a hard time getting rid of a chocolate, coffee or cola stain in your favorite living room carpet, you can use this product to help remove it effectively, according to the company. Other stains the product cleans include those from pet urine, food grease, ground-in dirt, ink, salad dressing and even grape juice. Resolve carpet cleaner, manufactured by Reckitt Benckiser, contains multiple ingredients.
Isopropanol, also known as isopropyl alcohol, essentially is rubbing alcohol, according to Ohio State University. This colorless, flammable agent with an acetone-like odor is present in Resolve carpet cleaner and is one of the most commonly used solvents in the world, reports the Dow Chemical Co. Solvents are chemicals that dissolve dirt, grease, stains and oil without requiring you to soak the carpet with water. These chemicals can irritate the eyes, throat and nose and cause skin issues such as itchiness, blisters or redness. In addition, overexposure to solvents such as isopropanol can cause fatigue, headaches or dizziness. However, exposure of most consumers to isopropanol typically is infrequent and of short duration, according to the Dow Chemical Co.
Propylene Glycol Methyl Ether
Propylene glycol methyl ether is another type of solvent found in Resolve carpet cleaner. This solvent, like isopropanol, is clear and colorless and evaporates quickly. After applying Resolve carpet cleaner to a carpet stain and waiting five minutes, simply blotting or rubbing the area gently with a damp cloth can remove the stain because solvents such as propylene glycol methyl ether do most of the cleaning work by chemically bonding to the dissolved compound. This solvent also has a bitter taste and a sweet, ether-like odor, reports ProbertEncyclopaedia.com. Eye contact with propylene glycol methyl ether can cause slight irritation temporarily, according to the Dow Chemical Co. Propylene glycol methyl ether also is flammable, and vapors can travel long distances. This agent is not compatible with strong acids or oxidizers.
Propellants and Fragrances
Resolve carpet cleaner additionally features propellants such as isobutane and propane, according to the National Institutes of Health. These colorless gases serve as propellants for aerosol cans and foam products. Propulstion happens when the compressed isobutane or propane gas/vapor releases the cleaner from its container upon the release of pressure and expansion through a valve, according to TheFreeDictionary.com.
Light chemical fragrances/scents also are present in carpet cleaner products such as Resolve to give your carpet a fresh smell following a cleaning.