The most beautiful home décor, yet the most challenging to clean is a carpet. From stubborn coffee stains and pet urine spots to food crumbs and dirty footmarks, carpets have given us a tough cleaning time even in non-pandemic times.
After the COVID-19 outbreak, cleaning and sanitizing became everyone’s top priority, especially carpets cleaning as the fibres in it can hide germs, dust mites, and viruses.
In this article, we’ve compiled some cleaning tips for carpets to minimize the chances of contracting the COVID-19 virus.
How Long Does A COVID-19 Virus Live on Carpets?
COVID-19 virus spreads through the victim’s sneeze or cough droplets. These droplets can come into contact with the carpet fibres, allowing the virus to survive for hours to a few days.
The virus’s life span varies according to the environment’s temperature, humidity, and porous conditions. Although porous surfaces, like carpets and rugs, are less prone to virus survival than hard surfaces, carpets can still trap pollutants such as pet dander, dust allergens, toxic gaseous particles, and mould laden with the virus and negatively impact our health.
They can also cause breathing and skin allergies if not cleaned properly.
What Are Some COVID-19 Carpet Cleaning Guidelines?
Here are some carpet cleaning tips to prevent COVID-19 spread.
Sanitize Your Carpets
According to EPA, porous and soft surfaces like carpets should be sanitized.
Carpet sanitization kills the germs completely. Before deep cleaning, make sure to clean your carpet first by clearing away loose dirt and dust particles.
Call professional help for eco-friendly carpet sanitization services to avoid exposure to toxic chemicals.
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Image Alt Text: The right vacuum cleaner kills COVID-19 pathogens effectively
Choose the Right Vacuum Cleaner!
Vacuum cleaners are essential for keeping carpets clean and healthy, but it’s critical to choose the right vacuum cleaner—we recommend a dual-motor upright-vacuum.
It has a highly efficient filtration (HEPA) system, which traps airborne viruses, pathogens, and allergens effectively. Moreover, it comes in different sizes, making it fit for removing the COVID-19 virus.
Use the Right Cleaning Product
Choosing the right carpet cleaning product isn’t always easy. The wrong product can damage your carpets, floors and affect your health.
Therefore, the EPA has published a list of disinfectants fit for fighting the COVID-19 virus from the carpets. It’s advisable to follow the manufacturer’s instructions before using these products.
What Does Adam’s Carpet Cleaning Offer?
Are you looking to deep clean your carpets? Adam’s Carpet Cleaning offers commercial and residential carpet cleaning, upholstery and lounge cleaning, wet carpet treatments, and pest control services in Sydney, Australia.