There is a lot of fear and worry about the
Corona virus right now. The best way of dealing with this is just use common sense. Keep surfaces
clean and wash your hands often. Practice social distancing.
Although at the time of this
writing there is currently no vaccine to prevent or cure the coronavirus
disease, the CDC (Centers for Disease Control &
Prevention) states “Current evidence suggests that novel coronavirus may remain
viable for hours to days on surfaces made from a variety of materials. Cleaning
of visibly dirty surfaces followed by disinfection is a best practice measure
for prevention of COVID-19 and other viral respiratory illnesses in households
and community settings.” They also state “For soft (porous) surfaces such as
carpeted floor, rugs, and drapes, remove visible contamination if present and
clean with appropriate cleaners”.
As you step up your normal cleaning routine and
sanitize your home, don’t forget about your fine surfaces, such as upholstery,
carpet, and rugs. These surfaces are often overlooked. The couch is a cozy,
comforting place to rest when one has a virus. Although we cannot claim to
completely eliminate the possibility of preventing the spread of the new strain
of coronavirus, or any virus for that matter, we can tell you that the
conditions created by professional carpet cleaning are not hospitable to the
infectious lifespan of viruses. Proper professional carpet and upholstery
cleaning involves both heat and moisture, so having your carpets and upholstery
cleaned can help ease your mind. If the new strain of coronavirus proves to be
like those already tested in the past, professional cleaning will decrease the
chances of coronavirus surviving on your interior textiles.
We are remaining open during this crisis. We are practicing frequent hand washing
and the use of hand sanitizers. We are rinsing and sanitizing our equipment before every
job as a precaution.
The advice I would offer is that if you choose to clean your mattresses,
furniture or carpets a regular pretreatment and a thorough steam cleaning
is an effective method of reducing potential health threats and for improvement in the health of your environment in general.
Take care and stay safe.