While everyday cleaning certainly keeps things looking sharp and tidy, you may need more to protect your family from hidden dangers in your home. Some things are obvious; we notice dirty windows, dusty bookshelves, and kitchen counters, so those are the things we gravitate toward keeping clean, but it’s the things we don’t see that can cause the most harm.
The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in increased attention to microscopic pathogens like viruses. More stringent measures are necessary to protect ourselves against that which we can’t see, and deep cleaning has become an absolute must in homes around the country as we face this crisis and look to protecting ourselves in the future.
How Long Do Viruses Live in the Home?
There are a multitude of factors that affect how long a virus can live on surfaces in the home. Some can’t live for more than an hour, while others can survive for weeks. Temperature and humidity can affect a virus’ life span, as well as the amount of the virus on the surface. Some types of surfaces, like metals and plastics, are more conducive to virus survival than softer surfaces such as fabrics.
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The coronavirus has been known to live on plastic and steel surfaces for up to three days, while it only survives on cardboard surfaces for about one day. The amount of the virus on the surface comes into play here, as you are more likely to become infected if there is a larger amount of the viral particles on your surfaces. Your daily cleaning can be beneficial for this reason, as keeping doorknobs, countertops, and toilets will help keep the amount of virus on those surfaces at bay. The best way, however, to ensure a thorough cleanse is to have your home professionally deep cleaned on a regular basis.
How to Best Protect Your Home from Germs
When you want to call in the cavalry to fight against these unseen forces that can harm you and your family, a professional cleaning service is the way to go. Deep cleaning is the most effective way to reduce the pathogens in your home, and, in these uncertain times, this service is more essential than ever. Reputable professional cleaners use the latest equipment and cleaning supplies to ensure the most thorough cleansing possible for your home. A combination of regular, scheduled appointments and a bit of maintenance touch-ups in between is the best way to prevent the spread of the coronavirus and other infectious diseases.
If taking steps to ensure your family’s health and protection from the coronavirus, as well as other pathogens like the common cold, the flu, and stomach bugs is important to you, reach out to Professional Surface Restoration today at (419) 705-8693 to see how we can help.