With all the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, don’t leave the safety of your home or office to chance.
Businesses closing, cities quarantining, employees working from home, people staying indoors instead of venturing out… If anything is clear by now, it’s that COVID-19, the novel coronavirus, needs to be taken seriously.
While we’re all taking measures to stay healthy, preventing the spread of coronavirus is proving to be a difficult task. We know that the virus spreads QUICKLY, and people don’t show symptoms until about two weeks after infection.
Whether you’re hanging out at home or still commuting to the office, how do you know that your space is 100% clean and safe? What steps can you take to protect you and your loved ones during this time?
How long do viruses live on objects?
A recent study in the Journal of Hospital Infections found that the novel coronavirus can survive anywhere from 2 to 9 days on a given surface. Your carpet is no exception. In fact, everything floating around your home or office eventually settles down there!
Because carpets are porous — not hard like doorknobs and countertops — they’re not quite as friendly to viruses like the flu or COVID-19. However, that doesn’t mean that viruses and other germs aren’t there. Your carpet is still cool and dry after all, which is exactly what viruses need to stay infectious.
What can you do?
The best way you can prevent yourself, your family, and your coworkers from any viral infection is to minimize chances for exposure. That not only means staying home when you experience symptoms, but also cleaning and disinfecting all the surfaces you come into contact with.
That includes things like…
- Washing your hands thoroughly with soap and warm water
- Disinfecting surfaces you touch like light switches and TV remotes
- Changing your bed sheets regularly
- Deep cleaning hardwood floors and shower tiling
What about your carpet? The Center for Disease Control reports that vacuuming carpet can temporarily reduce the presence of bacteria, but it quickly rebounds to pre-cleaning levels. And if your vacuum isn’t clean or the filter isn’t working properly, it can fling germs and allergens back into the air.
To properly eradicate germs, dust, and allergens from deeper in the carpet fibers, you need professional cleaners with the right products and tools.
Don’t overlook these places
You might think you’re ahead of the game by thinking about your carpet, but it’s easy to overlook places like rugs and upholstery.
Do you lay on the couch when you’re sick? Ever knock a pillow onto the floor? How often do you clean your curtains and drapes? And have you ever thought about the inside of your vents and air ducts?
These spots are easy to forget, but they can also be carriers of viruses and bacteria!
We can help
Extreme Carpet Cleaning is one of the premier carpet cleaning services in the Baltimore / Cockeysville area. We offer services to both homes and offices, commercial and residential.
But we don’t just stop at the carpet. We also provide professional cleaning for things like…
- HVAC systems, including air ducts and dryer vents
- Hardwood floors
- Tile and grout
- Area rugs and specialized oriental rugs
Ready to take the next step?
The COVID-19 outbreak has undoubtedly caused a lot of fear and uncertainty, but the best thing we can do in these times is to be proactive. Don’t leave the health and safety of your space to chance.
If you’re serious about protecting yourself and making sure your home or office is as virus-proof as can be, we’d love to hear from you, and we’re here to answer any questions you might have.
Send us an email or give us a call today at 410-666-6600.