Across the country businesses are operating as essential businesses with guidance from the CDC and Governors office in each state. For the past decade Upper Valley Cleaning has provided our customers with healthy home and workplace carpet cleaning solutions.
As we learn more about the SARS-COV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19 illness, we continue to develop protocols and procedures to keep our employees and your home or office safe. Here are some key facts about SARS-CoV-2.
How long can SARS-COV2 Virus Stay Active On Various Surfaces?
- 72 Hours on Stainless Steel and Plastic
- 24 Hours on cardboard
- 3 Hours in the air from sneezing, etc..
- 10 days after any known potential COVID-19 exposure, the risk of contracting the disease is low.* (10 days is an estimate based on virus activity on various surfaces plus 1 week to reduce active viral load and minimize the risk of contracting COVID-19).
Do Sanitizers Really Work Against Enveloped Viruses?
Hand sanitizers attack the enveloped virus such as SARS-CoV-2 by breaking down the Lipid membrane that surrounds the virus. Once this Lipid membrane is gone, the virus dies.
This is similar to how soap and water work. Sanitizers can be used on many different surfaces. Once the Lipid membrane has broken down, the virus breaks down and becomes inactive. It dies. Upper Valley Cleaning knows what are the best type of cleaning chemicals to use on your carpet and other surfaces in your house and office.
Hospital Grade Cleaners or not?
There are many cleaning chemicals on the market today. Many cleaning companies don’t use hospital grade cleaners to effectively eliminate bacteria. At UVC, we use several types of cleaners that kill 99.99% of bacteria on hard non-porous surfaces like tile, stone, wood, laminates and vinyl. We only use EPA approved cleaning agents that are safe for office and home.
Attention To Detail
With a high degree of attention to three areas, our team of professional cleaners can achieve and maintain a healthier environment. Concern for your workplace and home life is our primary concern.
Steps To Take To Maintain A Healthy Home / Office
First Clean and Disinfect High Touch Areas
Think about your office and home. What are those high touch areas? Many of those high touch areas are tables, chairs, doorknobs, light switches, remotes, desks, shared computers, tablets and toilets.
Make sure you use proper techniques and products to disinfect surfaces. It takes more than wiping with a wet cloth. Spray, let the cleaner sit and then wipe clean.