Germs and viruses are everywhere. Although we wish these microscopic creatures mean you no harm, we won’t sugar coat the truth. Here’s a brief list of some of the common viruses and bacteria in our world today:
- Cold virus: up to one hour on human hands
- RSV (respiratory syncytial virus): up to six hours on door handles
- Flu (influenza) virus: up to 24 hours on hard surfaces
- Parainfluenza (respiratory): up to 10 hours on hard surfaces
- COVID-19: a few hours to days, especially in cold and dry environments
- Salmonella and campylobacter (foodborne illness): one to four hours on hard surfaces
- Norovirus (stomach/digestive illness): several days on hard surfaces
- Clostridium difficile (diarrhea): five months on hard surfaces
- MRSA (staph bacteria): days to weeks in hard surfaces
These germs are constantly invading your home, office and car. Under the right conditions just 1 bad bacteria can multiply into a billion in just 24 hours. Germs lurk in places that you’d expect but also in places you wouldn’t.
Did you know that your mobile phone is 7 times dirtier than the toilet seat?  It’s true! and let’s not even get into that tv remote in your living room. The kitchen faucet handle at your sink is home to an average of 13,000 germs per square inch! Light switches, door knobs, keyboards, play toys …the list of possible contaminates goes on.
Not every microorganism is dangerous, but we can’t tell which ones are and which ones aren’t without a microscope. Knowing where germs are is one thing, getting rid of them is another. To protect your family from these microscopic marauders you need disinfectant.
Disinfecting is your best defense when it comes to protecting your home and safeguarding your family’s health. But if you’re used to using grocery store cleaners to battle these invaders, think again! National brands use harsh chemicals like chlorine bleach and quaternary disinfectants. Sound dangerous? They are. Sure they kill germs, but those same chemicals can inflict permanent life long damage to you and your family in the process. Not a great tradeoff.
These cleaners irritate your skin and eyes and can decimate your lungs. They viciously trigger asthma. In fact a landmark 20 year independent study published in 2018 proved that using products content chlorine bleach or quaternary disinfectants as little as once a week is just as damaging to lung capacity as smoking a pack of cigarettes a day for 20 years. 
Does disinfecting have to be so risky?
At Buddy’s Carpet Care the health of your family is our top priority! After much research we have chosen to use Benefect as our number 1 disinfectant. Benefect has been approved by the EPA to be used against the coronavirus when used as directed. This makes benefect every bit as effective as it’s national brand competitors without the terrible long term side effects. This innovative formula is biodegradable, safe for the environment and safe for the surfaces you need to trust most.
When you have Buddy clean your home, you can enjoy every moment without worry! Calling Buddy’s is the smart and healthy way to cleanse your home and keep your family safe.