Is all this craziness causing you to worry about the bacteria, viruses and germs in your home?
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.
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 enveloped. Enveloped 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:
- Hydrogen peroxide
- Detergents (soap)
- Iodophors (iodine-based antiseptics)
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.