At AZ Same Day Service, the health and safety of our clients and staff are paramount. In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve reinforced our protocols to ensure we continue to provide trusted service in the safest way possible.
Carpet cleaning reduces the risks associated with viruses, including SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for COVID-19, because of the following reasons
Carpet cleaning can contribute to reducing the risks associated with viruses, including SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for COVID-19, because of the following reasons:
- High-Temperature Steam: Many professional carpet cleaning services use steam cleaning or hot water extraction methods. The high temperatures involved in these methods are known to be effective in killing viruses and bacteria. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicates that a temperature of 167°F (75°C) or higher is usually sufficient to disinfect surfaces and kill the virus.
- Disinfectants: Alongside steam cleaning, some carpet cleaners use EPA-registered disinfectants that are effective against SARS-CoV-2. When used correctly, these disinfectants can neutralize the virus.
- Removal of Contaminants: Regular cleaning, in general, helps reduce the number of contaminants, including dust, allergens, and potentially harmful microbes, in the environment. By cleaning carpets, the overall microbial load is reduced, which indirectly reduces the potential risk of various pathogens, including viruses.
- Enhanced Cleaning Solutions: Since the onset of the pandemic, many carpet cleaning services have started incorporating cleaning agents specifically designed to target pathogens, ensuring a deeper, more sanitized clean.
- Improved Indoor Air Quality: Carpets act as filters, trapping dust, dirt, and microbes. Cleaning these carpets can improve indoor air quality by removing potential reservoirs of pathogens.
However, it’s essential to note:
- While carpet cleaning can reduce the risk, it doesn’t guarantee complete eradication of the virus. Consistent cleaning, combined with other measures like hand hygiene, wearing masks, and maintaining social distance, are all crucial in managing the risk of COVID-19.
- SARS-CoV-2 is primarily transmitted through respiratory droplets when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or talks. Surface transmission, while possible, is not considered the primary mode of spread. Hence, while maintaining a clean environment is beneficial, following public health guidelines remains essential.
Always consult with professionals and refer to local health guidelines when making decisions related to COVID-19 safety.