Most families across the UK have decided to self-isolate in the hope to help slow down the spread of the coronavirus. Rightly so, we are all more conscious than ever ensuring that our hygiene standards remain high.
The NHS is advising that you stay away from crowded places, keep a 2m distance from one another and ensure that we wash our hands with soap and water often, for at least 20 seconds. This is especially true if you know that you’ve come into contact with someone who has contracted the virus, in which case you may want to take a few extra steps in order to ensure your home remains germ-free.
How long can the Coronavirus live on surfaces?
A recent study has suggested that COVID-19 can survive on surfaces, such as door handles and work surfaces, for up to three days. The virus was detected on plastic and stainless steel for up to 72 hours after exposure and on cardboard for up to 24 hours. This highlights just how careful we need to be, ensuring our homes are extra clean to help prevent the virus from spreading.
How does cleaning help protect yourself against the coronavirus?
To protect yourself effectively against the coronavirus, the NHS recommends steam cleaning carpets, upholstery, curtains and mattresses in order to prevent germs from spreading.
This is where high-pressure steam cleaning can help. As explained by Jason Tetro, a leading microbiologist ‘Heat at temperatures over 77 degrees C is the best killer of bacteria and viruses, and the temperature of steam is much higher than that.’
At Carpet Bright UK, we use industrial machines that clean up to 110 degrees killing and removing bacteria, germs, dust and allergens. Our advanced steam cleaning system will disinfect your soft furnishings to help keep your home healthy and safe for the whole family.
For more information regarding our carpet cleaning London service, please call our customer care team on 020 3011 5590.