Oxy Update: Carpets & Upholstery During Coronavirus

The EPA’s List of Disinfectants

Beginning on March 20th, 2020, we are now using a disinfectant that was placed on the EPA’s “List-N Disinfectants for Use Against SARS-CoV-2” free of charge for all customers.

This list includes products that meet EPA’s criteria for use against SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus that causes the disease COVID-19.

The EPA Registration number of our product is 1677-226.

Update: Carpets & Upholstery During Coronavirus

Most people know by now that coronavirus and similar viruses are distributed through coughing, sneezing, talking, and physical contact.

Our clients want to know whether they should be concerned about coronavirus on carpets and upholstery.

We can’t just douse our furniture and carpets with hand sanitizer or disinfectant like countertops, doorknobs, and other hard surfaces. This article offers some answers, as well as some valuable information on how to sanitize your home against any cold or flu virus.

How long can coronavirus survive on carpet and upholstery?

According to a study recently published in The Journal of Hospital Infections entitled Persistence of coronaviruses on inanimate surfaces and their inactivation with biocidal agents, the new strain of coronavirus, like similar viruses, such as SARS and MERS, can survive for anywhere from 2 hours to 9 days on a surface. Although there are proven methods for preventing the spread of known coronaviruses, these methods have never been tested against this specific virus. So, until more information is available, our recommendations for dealing with the new strain of coronavirus on carpet and upholstery can only be based on what coronaviruses in general, and we cannot offer any guarantees that professional carpet cleaning will eliminate the new strain of coronaviruses.