With all the media attention given to a new strain of coronavirus that is distributed through sneezing, coughing, talking, and physical contact. When it comes to the carpets and upholstery, many homeowners are concerned with what should be done. Where the hard surfaces can be easily disinfected, the carpets and upholstery are another story. We at Carpet Care 2000 would like to offer some suggestions on how to clean the textiles in your home for coronavirus prevention.
 

How Long Does Coronavirus & Covid-19 Live on Fabric?

Depending on humidity, temperature, and the porosity of the surface where the virus is found indicates the lifespan of the infectious viruses. Findings showed the virus remained infectious about twice as long on non-porous surfaces, like metal and plastic, as porous surfaces, like wood, clothing, and the like with a 2011 study called Survival of Influenza A (H1N1) on Materials Found in Households: Implications for Infection Control. Since it less hospitable to viruses than non-porous surfaces and more so on carpet and upholstery are porous and need care. Keeping the carpets cool and dry is a help. The new strain of coronavirus, like similar viruses, including SARS and MERS, can survive for anywhere from 2 hours to 9 days on a surface according to a study recently concerning the coronaviruses on inanimate surfaces and their inactivation with biocidal agents. Though there are proven methods for preventing the spread of known coronaviruses, the methods have not been tested for this specific virus. Our recommendations for dealing with the new strain of coronavirus on carpet and upholstery can only be based on what coronaviruses in general until more information is available. With this in mind, no one can any guarantee that professional carpet cleaning will eliminate the new strain of coronaviruses.
 

Surface Cleaning

Particularly during flu season, it is always a good idea to protect your family by keeping all of your surfaces clean.
1) With sanitizing liquid soap and warm water, wash your hands frequently.
2) Light switches, doorknobs, as well as countertops, walls, and floors, along with other hand-traffic surfaces need to be disinfected.
3) Vacuum often using a HEPA filter in your vacuum to ensure small particles are trapped instead of being blown back into the air.
4) Schedule professional cleaning services and request disinfectant products on carpets, rugs, and upholstery as well as the mattress.
 

Carpet, Area Rug, Sofa Cleaning & More in Tracy, Livermore, San Ramon, Dublin, Mountain House, Walnut Creek, Danville & the East Bay of California

Do not forget about your fine surfaces, like carpet, rugs, and upholstery as you improve your normal cleaning routine and sanitize your home as these surfaces are frequently overlooked. When one has a virus, the couch is the cozy, comfortable resting place. Having your carpets and upholstery cleaned and then treated can help ease your mind while addressing the coronavirus by a proper professional carpet and upholstery cleaning involves both heat and moisture. To decrease the chances of coronavirus surviving on your interior textiles, the new strain of coronavirus proves to be like those already tested in the past. When you want to ensure your carpets and upholstery are cleaned and disinfected, call Carpet Care 2000.