Via coughing, sneezing, physical contact, and talking, the coronavirus is easily spread as most know through the media attention that stresses the infectiousness of the new strain of coronavirus. When it comes to hard surfaces, most homeowners are doing their part to disinfect, however, the carpets and upholstery are often not thought about. Today, the upholstery and carpets disinfecting concerns would like to be addressed with us at Steam Masters.
How Long Does Coronavirus Live on Surfaces?
The lifespan of the infectious viruses is dictated by several factors. The porosity of the surface along with temperature and humidity are among the top factors. As opposed to porous surfaces, such as clothing, wood, and so forth, non-porous surfaces, like metal and plastic are discovered to host the infection about twice as long. This was reported in a study called Survival of Influenza A(H1N1) on Materials Found in Households: Implications for Infection Control in 2011. This shows that all surfaces require attention for disinfection. Survival is anywhere from 2 hours to 9 days on a surface as far as the coronaviruses on inanimate surfaces and their inactivation with biocidal agents, the new strain of coronavirus, like similar viruses, including SARS and MERS. Though there are proven methods for preventing the spread of known coronaviruses, methods have not been tested for the current specific strain of the coronavirus.
Does Steam Cleaning Carpet Kill Coronavirus?
Our suggestions for dealing with the new strain of coronavirus on carpet and upholstery are general, being only based on what coronaviruses and not COVID-19 specifically. Professional carpet cleaning does not offer any guarantees that it will eliminate the new strain of coronavirus but deep steam cleaning is known to kill 99.9% of bacteria, germs and dust mites.
Disinfecting Surfaces to Protect Against Viruses
It is always in your better interest to protect your family by maintaining clean surfaces, particularly during the flu season.
1) In addition to walls, floors, and countertops, among other hand-traffic surfaces, ensure to disinfect light switches and doorknobs frequently.
2) Vacuum regularly using a HEPA filter in your vacuum to make certain small particles are trapped as opposed to being blown back into the air.
3) Using warm water and a sanitizing liquid soap, wash the hands often.
4) Request disinfectant products on your scheduled professional cleaning services for the carpets, rugs, and upholstery as well as the mattress.
Disinfecting, Sanitizing, Surface Decontamination & More in Santa Ana, Irvine, Anaheim & Huntington Beach California
Do not neglect your textile surfaces, like rugs, carpet, and upholstery as you improve your normal cleaning routine and sanitize your home as these surfaces are frequently overlooked. When one has a virus, a common resting place is on a cozy, comfortable couch. A proper professional steam carpet and upholstery cleaning involves both heat and moisture to help ease your mind while addressing the Coronavirus, having your carpets and upholstery cleaned and then treated. To reduce 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 Steam Masters and let us take care of the rest.