Worried About Disinfecting Your Home?

Is all this craziness causing you to worry about the bacteria, viruses and germs in your home?  

Paranoid COVID-19

Have you asked the question: How long does the SARS-CoV-2 (The virus that causes the disease Covid-19) last on surfaces?

Data is constantly changing as research progresses: 

As of March 18th, 2020, reports in New England Journal of Medicine suggest that SARS-CoV-2 can survive outside the human body in droplets for up to 3 hours.  However, on plastic and stainless steel surfaces it can survive for 2-3 days. 

In Journal of Hospital Infection, researchers found that a related coronavirus that causes SARS can persist up to 9 days on nonporous surfaces such as stainless steel or plastic.

On clothing and other surfaces harder to disinfect, it is not yet clear how long the virus can survive.  

The ability of the virus to linger for so long underlines the importance of hand hygiene and the cleaning of surfaces.

One of the few encouraging aspects of the COVID-19 outbreak is that the virus is envelopedEnveloped viruses are the easiest type to kill by disinfecting.  The structure of these viruses includes a lipid envelope, which is easily compromised by most disinfectants. Once the lipid envelope is damaged, the integrity of the virus is compromised, thereby neutralizing its capacity to infect.

The EPA has suggested the use of the following products for disinfection:

“Flu viruses are killed by heat above 167° F (75° C). Common household cleaning products can also kill the flu virus, including products containing:

  • Chlorine
  • Hydrogen peroxide
  • Detergents (soap)
  • Iodophors (iodine-based antiseptics)
  • Alcohols

If you or a family member, have been exposed to the flu, our cleaning processes can help prevent infection and re-infection. 

Cleaning that favorite couch, chair or flooring in any room, where bacteria may be difficult to remove, is our specialty. 

Our restorative cleaning process uses high heat and safe, approved cleaners – which can greatly reduce, or eliminate germs that cause sickness or re-infection. 

We have enhanced our cleaning with a hospital safe, effective germicide which is not harmful to people or pets. It is made from plants and is totally green.

Call us at 417-833-1732 for more information.

Being safe and clean has always been our goal for our clients.

At Buddy’s Carpet Care we physically flush out and remove the germs and bacteria from your home and transport it directly to our waste tank. We also use routine cleaning precautions between each client to ensure our equipment stays clean and prevents cross-contamination. 

Don’t be scared, Buddy’s Carpet Care is here and available 24/7. We can clean and disinfect almost any surface to help keep your home and business, healthy and clean.


Is Carpet Making My Allergies Worse?

Did you know?

FACT: The average 6 room home collects 40 pounds of dust each year. – (Discover Magazine)

FACT: 50% of all illnesses are either caused or aggravated by polluted indoor air. (American College of Allergists)

FACT: Most people spend 60-70% of their time indoors. (American Lung Association).

In the past Doctors and Allergists have suggested that the presence of carpet has a negative effect on the allergy or asthma sufferer. However, recent studies have shown that the weight of evidence no longer supports a link between carpet, asthma and allergy symptoms.

In fact, clean, dry, well-maintained carpet actually improves indoor air quality. Researcher and toxicology expert Mitchell Sauerhoff, Ph.D., DABT, reviewed 23 U.S. and international scientific studies and concluded in “Carpet, Asthma and Allergies – Myth or Reality“, that carpet’s alleged negative characteristics are not consistent with current research. In fact, he concludes that the literature on carpet and asthma or allergies confirms that children and adults living with carpet do not have an increased incidence of asthma or allergy.

“Based on the available science, carpet does not cause asthma or allergies and does not increase the incidence or severity of asthma or allergy symptoms. In fact multiple studies have reported fewer allergy and asthma symptoms associated with carpet.”

So weather you choose carpet, tile, or hardwood floors, the important part is to have a consistent and effective cleaning plan in place. Let Buddy’s Carpet Care help you maintain your clean home by scheduling an estimate today!

Carpet Usage vs. Allergic Reactions

Hardwood Floors Lost Their Luster?

Hardwood floors are beautiful and can add thousands of dollars in value to a home, but only if they are well maintained.

  • Dirt, sand and grit are major enemies of beautiful hardwood floors. Grit acts like sandpaper digging into the hardwood finish. Regular sweeping, vacuuming or using a clean dust mop are a must.


  • Stains caused by water look dark and ugly. Be sure to wipe up any spills quickly.


  • Use area rugs near doors and areas that have direct sunlight.


  • Use felt protector pads on legs of your furniture.


  • Try Buddy’s Hardwood Cleaning Service periodically to deep clean and renew that luster.