Being easily distributed through coughing, talking, sneezing, and physical contact, media attention is stressing the infectiousness of the new strain of coronavirus. Many homeowners are doing what they can for the hard surfaces but are often at a loss on how to keep the carpets and upholstery sanitized. Today, we at Heart of Texas ChemDry would like to address the cleaning for your upholstery and carpets.
How Long Does Coronavirus Live on Surfaces?
There are many factors that dictate the lifespan of infectious viruses. These factors include the porosity of the surface along with humidity and temperature. Back in 2011, there was a study called Survival of Influenza A(H1N1) on Materials Found in Households: Implications for Infection Control that discovered that surfaces remained infectious about twice as long on non-porous surfaces, like metal and plastic as opposed to porous surfaces, like wood, clothing, and so forth. All surfaces require attention for disinfection, and it is helpful keeping carpets cool and dry. Through recent studies concerning the coronavirus on inanimate surfaces and their inactivation with biocidal agents, 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. In regard to this specific virus, methods have not been tested, though there are proven methods for preventing the spread of known coronaviruses. Being only based on what coronaviruses in general until more information is available, our recommendations for dealing with the new strain of coronavirus on carpet and upholstery are general. No one can any guarantee that professional carpet cleaning will eliminate the new strain of coronaviruses with this in mind.
During flu season, it is always in your better interest to protect your family by maintaining clean surfaces.
1) Frequently wash the hands using warm water and a sanitizing liquid soap.
2) Along with other hand-traffic surfaces in addition to countertops, walls, and floors be sure to disinfect light switches and doorknobs often.
3) To ensure small particles are trapped as opposed to being blown back into the air, vacuum often using a HEPA filter in your vacuum.
4) For carpets, rugs, and upholstery as well as the mattress, schedule professional cleaning services with Heart of Texas ChemDry. We have sanitizers and foggers that kill bacteria and viruses including coronavirus!
Carpet, Area Rug, Sofa Cleaning, Sanitizing & More in Waco, Dallas, Harker Heights, Cedar Park, Allen & the State of Texas
As you improve your normal cleaning routine and sanitize your home as these surfaces are frequently overlooked, do not forget about your fine surfaces, like rugs, carpet, and upholstery. The couch is the cozy, comfortable resting place when one has a virus. To help ease your mind while addressing coronavirus, having your carpets and upholstery cleaned and then treated, a proper professional carpet and upholstery cleaning involves both heat and moisture. The new strain of coronavirus proves to be like those already tested in the past in terms of coronavirus surviving on your interior textiles. Contact Heart of Texas ChemDry when you want to ensure your carpets and upholstery are cleaned and disinfected.