Is Carpet Cleaning an Essential Service? Covid-19 Update

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Covid-19 has taken the world by storm and completely upended all of our lives, but thankfully, there are many essential services that are allowed to operate during the worst global pandemic in a century.

Carpet cleaning is an essential service during the COVID-19 pandemic since carpets can easily contain the virus once it is spread to areas of a home from cough droplets. The powerful chemical agents and steam cleaning provided by carpet cleaning can kill the virus on these frequently used surfaces.

Day-to-day life during this pandemic is already stressful, with frequent cleaning required to avoid possibly transmitting the virus to the surfaces within our home. Read on to discover how professional carpet cleaning can not only reduce your overall workload but also provide the necessary procedures capable of killing the virus once it is transmitted to carpets.

Can Covid-19 Survive on Carpets?

Covid-19 is spread from person to person through contact that allows an infected person to breathe the virus into or near the airways of another person. In addition to this direct contact, the virus can also be spread through cough droplets that can easily be deposited onto any number and type of surfaces, including carpet.

According to Harvard University, coronavirus can spread to objects and surfaces with the ability to live on these surfaces for upwards of 3 to 4 days. It is also reported that the material of the surface is not a factor on whether or not the virus can last for 3 to 4 days on a surface.

This can be a problem with carpets because if an infected person coughs downward or even into the air, these virus droplets can fall to a carpet and remain active for days. Thankfully, most of the cleaners used in carpet cleaning can destroy the virus, with even more potent effectiveness from high-powered hot water extraction.

Can Covid-19 Survive on Upholstery and Mattresses?

Perhaps even more effectively than carpets, this virus can indeed live on upholstery and your mattress for days. Simply applying disinfectants to these surfaces can be ineffective and not long-lasting, in addition to potentially causing damage to the surfaces.

Effective cleaning with the proper chemicals and procedures can ensure that the virus is eliminated from these surfaces and the structures are kept free from potential damage.

Your mattress, in particular, is a highly contagious structure if the virus happens to find its way onto this surface. You spend hours each night in your bed, and contracting the virus if it is present on the mattress is almost certain.

EasyClean Solutions provides expert care to these sensitive items with cleaning solutions that are both highly effective and safe. Our solutions can destroy the virus on upholstery and mattresses without causing damage, which ensures that not only is the virus destroyed, but your upholstery and mattress are also deeply cleaned and deodorised.

What Makes Carpet Cleaning an Essential Service?

An essential service is best defined as a service needed by the public that ensures that basic necessities are available (doctors, food markets, financial institutions), and also provide services that may be necessary to negate the effects of COVID-19 – which is where carpet cleaning services come into play.

Since the virus has been proven to be capable of living for some period of time on surfaces, carpet cleaning provides powerful equipment, products, and procedures that can kill the virus on contact and help to clean your home in the process.

The problem that arises with using store-bought chemicals and cleaning agents is that there isn’t enough scientific insight available to test products at a rapid rate. Beyond standard disinfectants, not much is known about what specific products can kill the virus once it is deposited onto a surface.

Our hot water extraction technique is one way that is assured to destroy any organism as small as a virus due to the high temperatures. Additionally, our chemicals are environmentally safe and non-toxic, which means that the hot water can do the work of killing the virus while our chemicals provide a deep and safe clean to surfaces.

Is it Safe to Have Cleaners Come Into My Home?

Social distancing is the safest way to ensure that nobody is able to transmit or catch Covid-19. This can be achieved by keeping distances of at least 6-ft between each and every person and wearing a mask covering at all times with no exceptions.

It is important to remember that this virus is spread through person to person contact through breathing, as well as through placing skin on infected surfaces. Therefore, as long as social distancing and face covering is observed, there is very little risk involved with having cleaners come into your home.

With that said, governing mandates regarding social distancing must be respected if currently in place.

Why Choose Easy Clean Solutions?

Since 2018, we have strived to provide the Hampshire and Portsmouth area with superior and comprehensiveness cleaning services that come at reasonable rates when compared to our competitors.

Now more than ever we recommit our dedication to excellent customer service during this time of extraordinary change. We do this by ensuring that our services not only meet the goals we have always been committed to, yet also address the dangers of coronavirus on surfaces such as carpets and upholstery.

Allow our team of professionals to keep your home healthy and clean with our innovative services.

Contact us today for a quote and to schedule an appointment.

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EasyClean Solutions is managed by Jordan Withey who is an experienced carpet cleaner on the South Coast. He's always happy to provide you with no obligation advice. Simply call or complete our contact form and he'll be in touch!

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