With the new coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic many are looking for extra measures they can adopt to protect themselves and others from getting or spreading the disease.
Will cleaning the carpet in a home or office be a viable measure one can take to help prevent or remove germs that may be associated with the coronavirus (COVID-19)? See below:
NOTE: We can not guarantee total disinfecting this is just a step to better your odds of ridding your residence or facility of harmful contaminates.
Use the right products
When LHB Clean Team is called out for the specific task of eliminating germs from a residence or facility, our go to methods are ULV Disinfection Fogging which is used to apply on surfaces and EPA registered Botanical solutions which kill 99.99% of germs and bacteria.
For Carpet Cleaning we use EPA approved disinfectant additive to our pre-spray in combination with deep cleaning the carpet with hot water extraction and our carpet cleaning systems of temperatures of 220 Deg. to fight and kill harmful bacteria's.
Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
Although at the time of this writing this there is currently limited amount of vaccine to prevent or cure the coronavirus disease, the CDC (Centers for Disease Control & Prevention) states “Current evidence suggests that novel coronavirus may remain transmittable for hours to days on surfaces made from many materials. Cleaning of dirty surfaces along with disinfection is a excellent 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”.
Note there is currently no evidence yet that COVID-19 can be transmitted from floor or furniture surfaces like fabric or carpet to humans but it is great preventative measure to ensure hard or soft surface be thoroughly cleaned and sanitized with hot water and a good disinfectant.
Our cleaning system
LHB Clean Team when requested to clean for the purposes of eliminating germs and bacteria from the carpet fibers, would follow a process noted below:
A) Pre-spray all carpeted areas with a disinfectant antimicrobial cleaning agent.
B) Thoroughly agitate in the solution working it deep into the carpet using a floor machine with a counter rotating carpet brush or Orbiting machine.
C) Then rinse and extract the carpet with a carpet extraction machine which provides a steam cleaning system at a temperature between 180-220 degrees.
NOTE: We can not guarantee total disinfecting this is just a step to better your odds of ridding your home or office of harmful contaminates.
We are here to support each other in the fight against the horrific pandemic. Here are some tips and guidelines provides by the CDC that we can use to clean and disinfect our homes and facilities.