Commercial Carpet Cleaning and Disinfecting

 Commercial Carpet Cleaning and Disinfecting

The health and cleanliness of your workplace are always important, but it has never been so important as it is now during the current climate.

The Covid-19 outbreak has suddenly made business owners, office managers, facilities managers, headteachers, in fact, everyone who is responsible for looking after staff, public and the spaces they are using, more aware of cleanliness and hygiene of carpets, flooring, rugs and hard surfaces.

These spaces could be anything from surgeries, washrooms, classrooms, waiting areas, main office areas used by staff or reception areas where public have access to.

Your staff, customers, students or visitors need to be confident and reassured that your premises are being kept clean and sanitised and that they will be working in or visiting a clean and healthy environment, anywhere that can be touched is a potential problem area.

Whether your workplace is currently in use or not we can help deep clean all soft furnishings, carpets & rugs with our ‘Peace of Mind’ Clean.

Our ‘Peace of Mind’ cleaning package includes:

  • Deep Cleaning of carpets & soft furnishings
  • Disinfection of items following the deep clean
  • All touchpoints, door handles, door frames, light switches etc all wiped down and disinfected
  • FREE bottle of Bacteria & Virus eliminator
  • ‘Peace of Mind’ cleaning certificate left once the clean is completed showing you are going above your normal cleaning methods and processes

If this is of interest please get in touch.

I’ve put together some information about what the actual facts are – please read them to help avoid scams and give yourself and your workplace the best chance of staying safe. (Feel free to forward them to your friends and family too.)

  • Coronavirus is a title for a large family of viruses ranging from the common cold to the more severe SARS. COVID-19 is the current strain of the virus which is in the news and affecting people.
  • At the time of writing, there are NO products which have been tested and approved for use on the COVID-19 strain of the virus, or at least anything which has legal backing.
  • No company should be giving guarantees to eradicate the virus from your home or business premises. If anyone is giving you this promise, ask for proof that the product they are using it has been tested on COVID-19.
  • There are products that have been tested and proven to work on other strains of the Coronavirus but not COVID-19, and regardless of what chemicals are proven on other strains, most testing is done in a clinical environment and not tested in a ‘real world’ environment.
  • Hard surfaces, carpets and soft furnishings can be cleaned using microbiocides, Quaternary ammonium chloride (Quats) or generated steam – or more simply they can be disinfected.
  • Some companies may claim to use a ‘Fogging’ process in your property to eradicate COVID 19. Again, no guarantee can or should be given that this will eradicate the virus.
  • Most importantly, none of the above will have any benefit without the hard surfaces, carpets or soft furnishings being worked on having a deep clean first.

As I have said above, there are a lot of companies suddenly appearing and claiming to be experts, some of these have very little or even NO experience in dealing in infection control and could cause more harm than good by using inappropriate cleaning and disinfection methods and using correct PPE.

I have recently passed an infection control and Bio Hazard course, does this make me an expert in infection control? Of course it doesn’t but what it does do is make me more knowledgeable and enable me to give the correct advice to you rather than some of the rubbish that is going around.

Officially the course does enable me to offer a ‘Fogging’ service for infection control but this is something I am not going to offer as it takes a lot more experience than one course or exam to gain the much needed experience to ‘Fog’ correctly using the correct products and more importantly safely.

Unfortunately, all sorts of tradespeople are jumping on the bandwagon and offering sanitising services from window cleaners, driveway cleaners and even carpet cleaners offering to sanitise cheaper than cleaning a carpet and stating the products used will kill Covid-19, most of who have no experience or training in Infection control and won’t even be wearing the correct personal protective equipment which is a must for there own safety as well as yours, I’ve even heard from a colleague about a pest controller using products recommended for Parvo – the dog virus, in old peoples home, against COVID-19, this is so unethical and very unsafe. No respected cleaning or restoration company should engage in the ineffective practice of applying chemicals for ay form of infection control without proper training and ensuring the items are properly cleaned first.

To clarify:

At the time of writing, we or any other company DO NOT have a product that is tested and proven to work on the specific strain COVID-19, so no guarantees can or should be given that Covid-19 will be killed by using a particular product.

However, we do have “virucide” products, which are effective on other strains of coronavirus – using these will go above any normal infection control methods currently being used in your building, and this is certainly better than doing nothing.

Any workplace or public place having to close is far from an ideal situation, and you’ll feel this even more acutely if it happens and the current situation gets worse.

But if you’re now in a position to get a deep clean done, please let me know. We’ll clean and disinfect just like the hospitals do.

And we don’t just clean carpets, but hard floors all soft furnishings and rugs too, we’ll also wipe down all door handles, door frames, handrails and switches. Most importantly, we also sanitise everything after every clean.

If you would like us to do a clean for you now or once this is over or to discuss our ‘Peace of Mind’ clean, then please give me a call on 0808 144 0190 or request a call back by clicking the image on the right.

 I think we’re all aware of some shops out there who are capitalising on these tough times by hiking their prices, we can assure you we haven’t hiked our prices, people remember and when we do come through this, we want to be remembered for the right reasons.

I’d also like to take this opportunity to reassure you that the Five Star team will be taking all necessary precautions, both with our team and our equipment, following Government guidelines which include the following;

  • Keeping 2 metres distance between themselves and any staff or members of the public
  • Using antibacterial handwash regularly
  • Wearing disposable gloves and changing them throughout the day
  • Wearing a respirator face mask
  • Wiping down any door handles they have come into contact with
  • All machinery is fully disinfected after each job and deep cleaned at the end of every day

For more information, I recommend visiting the Government page, which is regularly updated at www.gov.uk/coronavirus.

If you come across something and you’re not sure whether it’s true or not, then please do get in touch and I’ll be happy to help.

So If you would like us to do a clean for you, then please give me a call on 0808 144 0190 or request a call back by clicking the image on the right

Don’t forget our ‘Peace of Mind’ cleaning package which is available  includes

  • Deep Cleaning of carpets & soft furnishings
  • Disinfection of items following the deep clean
  • All touchpoints, door handles, door frames, light switches etc all wiped down with disinfectant
  • FREE bottle of Bacteria & Virus eliminator
  • ‘Peace of Mind’ cleaning certificate left once the clean is completed showing you are going above your normal cleaning methods and processes

Stay safe, wash your hands and we will get through this together!

Dean

Dean - Owner www.FiveStarfurnishingcare.co.uk