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Will Steam Cleaning kill Coronavirus?


Will Steam Cleaning kill Coronavirus?

Is steam cleaning a solution in killing the Coronavirus at home?


Let’s face it. We live through uncertain, scary times. It seems as though the entire world is quarantined, and we all do our part of protecting humanity by staying put, staying home.

The Coronavirus, also known as Covid-19, is a new and powerful bug that we definitely don’t want in our homes.   Recent studies suggest that people often bring the virus into their homes and closer to their families on the soles of their shoes, on their clothing, or even on grocery bags. This is why we suggest that you consider getting a much-needed peace of mind by eliminating the dangerous Coronavirus from the one place you spend the most time in, the place where your loved ones live - your home. Keeping our homes thoroughly clean has never been more important.

In the fight against the resilient Coronavirus in our home, we can follow the example of various public places. Places like schools, residences, and airports use steam cleaning and disinfecting the carpets as one of the main decontamination measures. Professionals use steam cleaning on curtains, rugs, mattresses, and other soft furnishings that cannot be easily disinfected.

How resilient is the Coronavirus?

Recent studies suggest the Coronavirus to be particularly resilient in terms of where it can survive. Corona was found on hard surfaces like stainless steel and plastic for up to 72 hours and cardboard for up to 24 hours. On fabrics and other surfaces harder to disinfect, it is not yet clear how long the virus can survive.

This only shows just how careful we need to be in keeping our homes deep cleaned and our families safe. This is where you call the professionals for help.

Understanding the difference between cleaning and disinfecting.

We all try to keep our homes fresh and clean. But these days, the difference between cleaning and professionally disinfecting is an important one to understand. Cleaning removes germs from a surface but doesn’t kill them, disinfecting means actually killing the bacteria.

Professionally done, powerful steam cleaning for your carpets can help you win this fight. Viruses are living beings. Living things can be killed by heat, and heat treatment has already been proven effective in killing viruses in the past.

Professional carpet steam cleaning.

Effective steam cleaning that will rid your home of unwelcome viruses means exposing your carpet and upholstery to powerful steam at no less than a scorching 158 degrees Fahrenheit. Professional carpet cleaners are well equipped and experienced in working with such temperatures.

Other methods, such as vacuuming, shampooing, or dry cleaning your carpet, especially nowadays when disinfecting is critical, won’t do the same job. Bleach, while efficient in killing some germs, will damage your carpet beyond repair. Soaking your carpet might end with a nasty smelling house, and spirits or alcohol, used by many as disinfectants, may alter the fabrics in your carpet undesirably. Don’t chance it.

Many of us are now self-isolating or sitting in quarantine for some time. Being home, we might start to notice that our carpets, mats, rugs, and upholstery get stained and well used. Kids and pets often sit on the carpet, and beverages often spill.  We all want our homes to be clean and fresh, but doing it alone is hard, as well as inefficient in eliminating nasty viruses.

Having your carpets professionally cleaned means that you won’t even need to scrub. The steam lifts the dirt and stains from your rug easily while removing unwelcome threats like Coronavirus away from your home and family.


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