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Is steam cleaning effective against coronavirus/COVID-19?

It is widely known that disinfectant is an effective way to combat the spread of viruses, including coronavirus. But do you know how effective steam cleaning is in the battle against COVID-19 and all other viruses?

House Cleaning with Steam

According to the CDC, the current evidence suggests that SARS-CoV-2 may remain viable for hours to days on surfaces made from a variety of materials. (1) This means that any surface within your home or office may pose a risk of infection by coronavirus unless it is sanitized.

Chemical or alcohol-based disinfectants can inactivate viruses (with the type of virus determining the type of disinfectant required) and remove most bacteria, but if high levels of bacterial spores are present, they may be left behind. While disinfectant is great for tile cleaning and other similar surfaces, most would shy away from using disinfectant for upholstery cleaning.

Cleaning the bathroom or kitchen is therefore simple, but other rooms may pose a significant challenge using standard cleaning techniques. There is an alternative method that can help protect you – steam cleaning.

Guidelines from the EPA show that steam cleaning devices are very effective in killing germs – 99.999% of germs are killed on hard surfaces. (2) No chemicals are used in producing and sanitizing with the use of steam, and steam cleaning provides a deep cleaning effect on upholstery, carpeting, mattresses, etc.

This means that house cleaning with steam gives you great protection against the spread of viruses on every surface in your home. The EPA also notes that steam cleaning is one of the most effective ways to remove bacteria that have formed a biofilm, which means that steam cleaning cuts through even ground-in dirt and grime.

Will Cleaning Services Near Me Be Able to Help?

At Happy Clean, we only use steam cleaning to provide our cleaning services. Commercial cleaning in Miami and house cleaning services for residential customers are available, and we provide the same high level of service for both.

It is more important than ever to stay safe and protect your home and office from microbes and germs. Professional cleaning services from Happy Clean with the option of a weekly cleaning schedule (or any other schedule that fits your needs) will help to keep you safe both now and in the future.

Contact us today to find out how we can help you protect your building against coronavirus.

References

1. https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/cleaning-disinfection.html

2. https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/documents/ece_curriculumfinal.pdf

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