CDC Guidelines for Carpet Cleaning
The CDC lays out guidelines for the cleaning of carpets and rugs during the Covid-19 crisis. You can find them about two thirds of the way down this article under “Soft (Porous) Surfaces. They say; “For soft (porous) surfaces such as carpeted floor, rugs“…
- “Remove visible contamination”
- “Clean with appropriate cleaners”
- “Launder items using the “warmest appropriate water setting”
- “Dry items completely”
Their second choice is to use EPA-approved chemicals. They state: “Otherwise, use products that are EPA-approved for use against the virus…”.
You Can't Disinfect Porous Surfaces
The reason why disinfectants are not recommended as a first choice for carpets and upholstery is because disinfecting chemicals only works on hard, nonporous surfaces. Disinfectants kill 99.999% of germs on hard, non-porous surfaces such as stainless steel, countertops, faucets, sinks, toilets, railings, doorknobs, etc… Carpets and upholstery and other porous surfaces (towels, clothing, sofas, upholstered chairs, bedding, stuffed animals, etc…) cannot be disinfected with a chemical product.
Heat Will Kill the Virus!
According to the CDC, 167 degrees F. and above will kill the flu virus. ALL CLEAN!, LLC uses the hot water extraction method at over 200 degrees F. to sanitize residential and commercial carpets. This should be more than sufficient to destroy the virus. We use a multi-pass, omni-directional power wand to spray and flush viruses, bacteria, and other unwanted matter from deep within your carpet fibers.
Safe and effective
When we arrive at your home, we will be following Governor Wolf’s safety guidelines. We will be wearing gloves and masks while practicing safe distancing. If you have any questions regarding the safety of our cleaning procedures, please don’t hesitate to ask. We recommend that you not let other carpet cleaners up-charge you for disinfectants that are toxic, costly, and unnecessary for killing the virus. If you’d like a deep-down thorough carpet cleaning without the upcharges, ALL CLEAN!, LLC looks forward to hearing from you.
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