Covid 19. Getting Rid of the Coronavirus on surfaces

Keep Covid away with regular cleaning

How to get rid of Coronavirus on surfaces

To get rid of Coronavirus from surfaces, wipe down surfaces with hot soapy water, and spray with antiviral cleaning product. For carpets and upholstery, the most effective way is to have them professionally steam cleaned.

Can Coronavirus live on surfaces and carpet

There’s so much information out there about Coronavirus - how the Coronavirus spreads, how long can Coronavirus live on surfaces, can you can catch Coronavirus from a door handle – and the answers seem to change all the time! It is such a rapidly changing virus that it can be hard to know what is fact and what is hype. The best thing you can do to protect your loved ones is to keep your surroundings as hygienically clean as possible. That includes your carpets, rugs, upholstery and most importantly, surfaces. 

Being house proud has taken on a new meaning with COVID 19 around. Suddenly bacteria doesn’t seem like such a bad thing and anti-viral is the new buzz-word with cleaning products. But despite all the hype, it is really important to know how to clean surfaces, upholstery, and carpets properly. Making sure you are making your home or work environment as hygienic as possible and helping to prevent the growth or spread of viruses as well as bacteria, is just part of our new normal.

Here are some questions and answers about how you can keep your family and pets safe from the spread of Covid-19


Q: What is Coronavirus (Covid-19)?

The coronavirus, specifically Covid-19 is part of a variety of viruses that can cause illness for both humans and animals. As this virus is highly transmittable it is important for you to implement safety precautions to take care of yourself and your loved ones.

While the virus can be contracted through the air, cleaning your surroundings minimises the risk of bacteria spreading around your household giving you some peace of mind.


Q: How long can Covid-19 last on surfaces?

The Covid-19 virus is said to last on surfaces for up to 72 hours. This is quite a long time to allow people to spread the virus through just touching contaminated surfaces. Areas that are contaminated make it easier for the virus to spread to those who come into contact with it.


Q: How to remove covid-19 from surfaces?

When it comes to getting rid of viruses from your surfaces it is important to wear disposable gloves to make sure you are protected and limit the risk of you getting sick. To start with, wipe down your surfaces with hot soapy water to get rid of any dirt and bacteria that may be sitting on the top. Then wipe over with a disinfectant to kill off the germs lying on your surfaces. When you are done with cleaning make sure to throw out your disposable gloves and wash your hands.

For your fabric covered surfaces, hot water machine wash any cushions or covers that you are able to place into the washing machine. Wash any other bigger fabric surfaces with recommended fabric cleaner and hot water or get the team at JAE to come in and deep clean your upholstery items to ensure that all the impurities and germs that may be lying on your fabrics are taken care of.

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Q: How can I remove Covid-19 from carpet?

After walking around outside all day, you don’t know what bacteria you are potentially tracking into your house and onto your carpet, therefore when doing a deep clean of the surfaces in your house it is important not to neglect your carpeted areas.  

To get rid of Covid-19 from your carpets, the most effective way is through steam cleaning your carpets. It is proven that a temperature of 77 degrees Celsius can kill off bacteria and viruses that may be living within your carpet. At JAE we offer carpet cleaning services to clean and sanitise your carpet to help keep your home or business healthy and your family or staff safe. 

Also remember to keep up with your own personal hygiene by wearing a mask when out in public and washing your hands regularly to prevent the spread of the Covid-19 virus.


For more information about our upholstery cleaning, rug cleaning, or carpet cleaning services, give us a call on 0800 225 552

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For other COVID related posts, please read our articles on Taking on Carpet Stains During Lockdown and How Clean is Your Carpet After Lockdown.

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