Coronavirus and Carpet

How Help Protect others and protect your Home

With the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) becoming a much talked
about subject and in recent weeks people are being asked to remain in their own homes ? ? many are looking for ways they can protect themselves and others from?contracting or spreading the disease.

Which then leads to the Question of What will help keep my Family safe?
And would cleaning the carpet in our home or office would be a viable measure to help prevent or remove germs that may be associated with the coronavirus (COVID-19)?

and the answer is of course YES.


Just like any Germ; bacteria, virus, fungi or airborne disease,?the
best defense for preventing illness from the coronavirus is to avoid
being exposed along with cleaning and disinfecting your work and living
space. Maintaining a clean and sanitary surrounding at all
times?is?essential?for preventing the virus from spreading to you, your
loved ones, family and friends.

When our company is called out for the specific reason of eliminating
germs from a home or office, our go to method is the use of an EPA approved disinfectant? in combination with deep steam cleaning the carpet with a truck mounted carpet cleaning systems.?
The secondary benefit is that the carpet manufactures warranties will also be upheld since they require carpets to be Professionally cleaned at least every 12 to 18 months.

Centers for Disease Control & Prevention

Although?at the time of this writing there is currently no vaccine to prevent or cure the coronavirus disease, the CDC (Centers for Disease Control & Prevention) states ?Current evidence suggests that novel coronavirus may remain viable for hours to days on
surfaces made from a variety of materials.
Cleaning of visibly dirty surfaces followed by disinfection is a best practice measure for
prevention of COVID-19 and other viral respiratory illnesses in households and community settings.? They also state ?For soft (porous) surfaces such as carpeted floor, rugs, and drapes, remove visible contamination if present and clean with appropriate cleaners?.

So along with cleaning and sanitizing your?hard surface items,?cleaning your carpet?is definitely recommended by the CDC.?

It is important to note there is currently no evidence that COVID-19
can be transmitted from soft surfaces like fabric or carpet to humans
but it is certainly a good preventative measure to ensure any hard or
soft surface be thoroughly cleaned and sanitized with hot water and a
good disinfectant.?

Use the right cleaning system

A professional carpet cleaning company
when requested to clean for the purposes of eliminating germs and
bacteria from the carpet fibers would follow a process similar to the
one we use below;

  1. Prespray all carpeted areas using a disinfectant cleaning agent.
  2. Thoroughly brush in the product working it deep into the carpet fibers.
  3. Then extract the carpet with a truck mounted steam cleaning system.
This method of cleaning is a great way to make sure germs and
bacteria along with dirt and stains are broken down so they can be Extracted from the carpet fibers then the dirty solution is thoroughly removed by vacuum hose deposited outside your home.

    Please Note:
    Disinfectant & Disinfecting
    refers to using chemicals to kill germs. This process Does NOT Ensure the removal of the coronavirus (COVID-19) but by killing germs
    associated with bacteria, virus, and fungi but can aid in lowering the risk of
    spreading infection.

    Other options include to remove and replace the old Carpet with Mohawk Smart Strand carpeting or Luxury vinyl flooring that will be easily disinfected with proper cleaning solution.

    Call or Contact us

    If you are in the Saint Louis, Mo, area and would like any of the
    services mentioned in this article please give us a call to schedule
    your cleaning or to set an appointment for our shop at home service to get your new flooring.