Coronavirus is the only thing on everyone’s minds right now. This is a new virus that has gone viral and there are plenty of questions being tossed around about it. So how do we keep our loved ones safe during quarantine? How can we keep our home clean/what products are reliable? These are just a few of the questions that are running through our heads. We are seeking answers but, with so many different opinions it is unsure who is correct. While we aren’t health officials, we are Cosmopolitan Carpet Cleaners, and we will do our best to share with you the information we’ve gotten and how we are acting to combat this pandemic.
COVID-19 is difficult because it is a new virus and we have never faced it, so we lack an immunity or vaccine. Because it is so infectious and can be spread in a multitude of ways, we need to be vigilant about practicing good hygiene and careful on how we interact with others. We now find ourselves wiping down high-touch surfaces, keeping distance from others all to avoid any risk of infection. Now what causes an issue is when the virons (tiny particles that transmit themselves as, since they are not cells or spores like bacteria) hit and stick to surfaces. So, what sets viruses apart from bacteria? The main difference, and this is what is causing our current virus to be so harmful is, they prefer hard, non-porous surfaces. When it comes to COVID-19, it is uncertain how long the virus can survive on a surface. In recent research it is estimated at 28 days. In reference to carpets, or any porous surfaces, it is said that they dry out the virus given the proper conditions. Drying out causes them to ultimately die off. However, keep in mind that this is only part of the issue. The virus must find a host in order to live. A host can be a human or animal. The known ways for COVID-19 to enter the body is through the eyes, nose, and mouth.
What many households may be wondering right now is, will cleaning my carpets prevent me from catching the coronavirus? There are so many places, situations that can cause you to get the virus that unfortunately, clean carpets will not protect you from anything. The best fit option to rid any bacteria and viruses from your carpet is to do a deep steam clean.
To kill viruses thoroughly outside the body. The temperature must be approximately 60°C. When steaming your carpet, the temperatures reach much higher than that reaching to at least 66°C and far beyond boiling point. The extreme temperatures allow the steam to get in deep and eliminate any active bacteria or virus that may be living.
Being quarantined in your home for weeks or months, can really wear down your carpets. Don’t allow your carpets to get faded, dirty, or lose their fluff due to heavy traffic. Call the professionals at Cosmopolitan Carpet to help you get your home back and lower your risk of getting ill. Don’t wait, keep your family safe and healthy. Give us a call at (817) 265-9031 and check out our No Touch Special! We do our best, so you don’t have to stress!