This Coronavirus has created many challenges for us. I am writing to you to let you know that I have been studying how Professional Cleaning can help with the Coronavirus. I know that there is a lot of misinformation out there and my object is to disseminate it for you from the Professional Cleaners experience and knowledge.
The number one most important thing you can do is clean. Using a surfactant (soap) to clean is better. Just like they say, the best thing you can do is to wash your hands with soap. Cleaning with soap and water is better than any disinfecting chemical. For example, it has been proven that washing your hands with soap is more effective in killing the virus than using hand sanitizers. This is still the most misunderstood fact. It has been proven that soap, surfactant, dismantles viruses.
Then, the next best thing is applying disinfectants that are on the EPA’s list for use against SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus that causes the disease COVID-19. Mud Bully Carpet Cleaning is strictly using products from this list to sanitize hard surfaces. I would also like to address a rumor and misinformation that is circulating from others claiming that fogging can be done to sanitize. This is not true. Fogging is for the air. It is not for sanitizing surfaces. Although things are fluid, this virus is so far known to live on surfaces longer than in the air. The virus lives up to 3 hours in the air and days on surfaces. Fogging is fine when done after overall cleaning and sanitizing.
There have been many clients of mine who are sensitive to chemicals. I have committed to providing those customers with a 100% natural product that is made of the plant Thyme. Yes, like the spice we use for cooking. Thyme has many benefits and is known to be a natural antimicrobial. Thymol can be found in several botanical oils. Thymol, a component of the botanical thyme oil, when used as a disinfectant active ingredient on disinfection products, kills 99.99% of household germs.
Lastly, I would like you to know that there is no such thing as an EPA approved product for soft surfaces like carpet and furniture (mainly because it is hard to test these on soft surfaces). What is recommended is a thorough cleaning of the soft surfaces. Which is what I can provide for you. As an added precaution, I can apply Thymol to your soft coverings.