Can COVID-19 Live on Carpet Fibers?

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The COVID-19 pandemic has many homeowners and business owners re-evaluating their cleaning routines – putting a stronger emphasis on disinfecting surfaces. While the reports are varied, some experts have suggested that the virus can survive on different types of materials. It’s important that everyone learns how this virus spreads and the proper cleaning strategies for minimizing the risk of spreading COVID-19.

How COVID-19 Spreads

If you’ve read any recommendations from the CDC, you know that the Coronavirus and other similar viruses are spread when someone coughs, sneezes, talks, or has physical contact with other people. When the small particles leave a person’s mouth, they can spread the virus on other surfaces in the area. The lifespan of this virus varies depending on the temperature as well as the surface where the virus is hosted.

Medical experts aren’t certain exactly how long COVID-19 can actively live on surfaces. At this point, most data suggest that the virus might survive anywhere from a few hours to a few days.

Surfaces that Need to be Cleaned

The surfaces in your home that need to be cleaned most often are high-contact, hard surfaces such as doorknobs, countertops, and other areas where family members are touching. In addition to disinfecting these surfaces, it’s also a good idea to wash your hands frequently to avoid spreading the virus.

A HEPA filter can be good to capture particles and germs in the air. Also, consider deeper cleaning, such as mopping the floors with disinfectant and cleaning the carpets. Even though it isn’t likely that coronavirus will pass from carpet fibers to infect someone walking on the carpet, it’s still a good idea to be proactive about following a regular cleaning schedule for all the flooring in your house.

Call the Carpet Cleaning Experts

In times like these, you need to stay consistent about maintaining cleanliness to prevent the spread of disease. If it’s time to clean the carpets, then our team is here to help. We offer professional services and use the safest measures to ensure our employees are healthy before coming into your home. Home Perfect Carpet and Tile Cleaning is just a phone call away – you can reach Scott Peterson by calling (951) 303-1333.