How Carpet Cleaning Helps Prevent COVID-19 Infections
Since the outbreak of the coronavirus (COVID-19), people have been trying to do everything possible to protect themselves and others. Many people do not realize that your carpet plays a big role in the protection and prevention of coronavirus infections for a variety of reasons. When it comes to taking measures to prevent or remove harmful germs and illnesses, carpet cleaning is a necessary measure to prevent COVID-19 infections.
It is important to maintain a regular carpet cleaning schedule to not only eliminate the spread of coronavirus, but also get rid of:
Other types of potentially harmful viruses
How Long Can Coronavirus Survive on Carpet?
Most studies suggest that coronavirus can survive on any surface from two hours up to a number of days. However, it is not certain how long the virus can remain active while on carpet surfaces. Generally, cold, dry environments are where viruses usually thrive. Viruses also have an extended infection life (double the time) when they attach to non-porous surfaces versus porous surfaces.
Your First Line of Defense
Your carpet is your anti-coronavirus defense system because you may have already heard stories about how people leave their home, catch the virus, and return home to pass along to others. Although this is a nightmarish scenario, the reality is that we all must be vigilant and it starts right at your home’s door entrance or wherever your carpet begins.
Just like wood, clothing, and other fibrous materials, carpets create an environment that is not hospitable to COVID-19 infections. This is especially good news for those who have already been confirmed to test positive for COVID-19 and may be residing in isolation. Any remnants of the coronavirus must be contained before exposing others to that same area.
This is one serious reason why a professional carpet cleaning is extremely important right now because the pros will ensure that all dirt, germs, and impurities are removed from your carpets. A professional carpet cleaning process will lower virus numbers and decrease the risk of spreading COVID-19 infection.
Add on More Disinfectant Firepower
A professional carpet cleaning goes beyond removing coronavirus from carpets at the surface. To prevent the spread of this deadly virus, cleaning technicians use disinfectants that are used to kill germs that are in association with viruses, bacteria, and fungi. These disinfectants are EPA-registered and go above and beyond standard household cleaners and disinfectants. You cannot just go and buy these chemicals from your nearest supermarket.
Although most professional carpet cleaning services cannot ensure or guarantee the complete removal of coronavirus (COVID-19), their services will definitely decrease the likelihood of someone in your home getting infected.
Best Tips for Maintenance
As mentioned before, it is important to remember that in general, cool dry environments extend the lifespan the most viruses. By practicing good hygiene for the entire home, this method is your best strategy to defend yourself and everyone else in your home from viruses and other illnesses.
Here are four general tips to follow:
Since your carpet is on the floor and catches everything from above, you must first clean and disinfect all surfaces from above.
When vacuuming, make sure to use a HEPA filter so that small particles are not recirculated back into your carpet. These filters will ensure that small particles stay trapped inside your vacuum cleaner. This step is essential to ensure the cleanliest environment for your carpets that are not attractive to viruses.
Enforce a no-shoe policy in your home. Keep shoes clean using a doormat and spray them with disinfectant. Always keep your shoes find the door.
To completely disinfect and remove all substances that create an attractive environment for viruses, you must first schedule a professional cleaning service to treat all of your carpets, rugs, and upholstery. Taking this step is the only way to ensure that your carpets are as safe as possible.
There are now more prevalent airborne viruses going around these days like:
- COVID-19 (Coronavirus)
- Mysterious, unknown, unidentified illnesses in children
- Resurgences in virus spreading
- Other deadly airborne diseases
Times have changed and it is time to be vigilant and more aware of your surroundings to prevent the spread of viruses. It is more important than ever to keep your carpets clean and virus-free. Please call us and submit a quote request to www.safecarpetcleaning.com today. We look forward to serving you!
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