Recovered from Corona? Time to do a Whole House Clean

The coronavirus is at its peak throughout Michigan and the nation, but there are many people who have already been infected, have gone through the illness and quarantine period, and have now come out the other side. If this describes you or a family member, we can’t stress enough the importance of a deep clean of your home.

You may have recovered from COVID-19 but the virus can linger on surfaces for up to nine days before dying. A deep clean of your carpets, upholstery, tile and air ducts can ensure no evidence of your illness remains, thereby protecting yourself and your family members going forward.

Benefits of a Deep Clean

Surface cleaning is important on a daily basis, but a deep clean after going through such a destructive virus as COVID-19 is also imperative. Here at 1st Class Carpet Cleaning & Restoration Services, we offer TruSteam carpet cleaning services that sanitize your carpets and kill germs, including the coronavirus. That’s because the water is heated to more than 200 degrees F, enough to kill COVID-19.

Our company uses the Butler System, which is built right into our vans. The system uses the van’s own V-8 motor, providing a steady stream of power to keep the water temperature at a constant 200 degrees Fahrenheit with a consistent suction.

Your carpet is the largest filtration system in your home and should be cleaned regularly but especially after you have recovered from a viral outbreak. Even after you become sick, germs can linger on surfaces for up to nine days.

Your duct system should also undergo a deep cleaning. The main mode of transmission of the coronavirus is through respiratory droplets, which can travel several feet from someone who has been coughing or sneezing. Those residual contaminants can travel through your HVAC system and contribute to the spread of this and other airborne viruses.

We use the RamAir Air Duct Cleaning system, which helps remove allergens, dust particles, harmful chemicals and even viruses.

Benefits of Everyday Surface Cleaning

On a daily level, don’t let your guard down when it comes to cleaning. Uninfected persons in your household can still become infected if precautions aren’t taken. It’s very important to continue to disinfect high-touch surfaces every day, including:

  • Door knobs
  • Stair rails
  • Light switches
  • Drawer handles
  • TV remotes
  • Refrigerator and microwave oven doors
  • Counters
  • Toilets
  • Faucets
  • Desks
  • Keyboards
  • Phones
  • Bedside tables
  • Night stands

Wipe down or spray all high-touch surfaces with disinfectants. If you don’t have spray or wipes, soapy water will do just fine. The CDC says diluted household bleach will kill coronavirus, but keep in mind it could damage some surfaces. Mix five tablespoons of bleach with a gallon of water, or four teaspoons of bleach per quart. The CDC also advises that alcohol solutions of at least 70% alcohol will also work.

Don’t mix ammonia and bleach, or household cleaners containing the chemicals, which can create a poisonous gas. If you have them, wear disposable gloves.

When it comes to laundering bedding and clothing, launder items according to the manufacturer’s instructions, preferably on the warmest setting possible. Wash hands after handling dirty laundry, and don’t shake out dirty laundry in order to minimize the possibility of dispersing the coronavirus through the air. Don’t forget to clean and disinfect clothes hampers too.

Staying safe at home after recovering from COVID-19 will increase your chances of remaining healthy and ensuring the health of your other family members.

Contact 1st Class Carpet Cleaning & Restoration Services

To book your appointment for a deep clean, contact us at (248) 491-3088. We are well stocked with plenty of gloves, masks and other safety equipment to ensure your peace of mind.

I could not be happier with our cleaning service from 1st Class! From my first call, Ginny worked with me to optimize the timing of our cleaning with other work being done, and all communication from there was clear and thorough. Claude and Ginny are genuinely nice people and were a pleasure to work with during the cleaning. They clearly know their stuff and stand behind their work. Results were my formerly bedraggled 9 year old carpets looking brand new and a company I will definitely use again and recommend to others.
Sarah C.
This Company did a fantastic job on our 30+ year old carpet that just won't wear out! While we were moving furniture back afterward, I noticed a strip in a traffic area that didn't look quite right. When I contacted them, they were back out within a few hours and promptly took care of the issue!
Sue G.
Awesome company, my furniture looks amazing. They were clean and professional. Also, on time and went right to work!
michele G.
I saw their google reviews and called them for carpet cleaning. Very professional and the best carpet cleaners I have ever had and very reasonable prices. 😊😊😊
Sneha P.
Very professional, polite, the carpets looked and smelled wonderful!
Christine L.
I called him on Saturday to clean my couch and my chair and they came out on Sunday and did an awesome job. I will be using this company again
Tina S.
This company is amazing! I highly recommend them! They were on time and super friendly and did an amazing job! Great experience!
Grace S.
Team just left moments ago after carpet cleaning. House looks much better already. They got out stuck on stains. Highly recommend them. After using others, they are now our go to carpet cleaning crew.
J. A.
Are use this company for air duct and dryer vent cleaning services. The team was extremely professional and courteous and informed me of any concerns with my events. I was very happy with the quality of the service and the duration.
Heather S.
1st Class is exceptional. Extremely responsive, courteous, thorough and on time. Definitely recommend! THANK YOU!
Lindsay G.
Wow 1st class is their name for a reason. I had the vent cleaning, carpet cleaning and upholstery cleaning services done today. They did such a thorough job in 2.5 hours for a 2500 sqft house, very nice owners (husband/wife) team that show up and WORK. Very satisfied.
Caitlin S.
Hung up the phone and they were at our front door in minutes. Toilet leaking all over wet carpet.
Chris J.
My 2 dogs got skunked last night. We cleaned up everything we could ourselves but our main rug i couldnt get the smell out. I called 1st class and HANDS DOWN the FASTEST SERVICE IVE EVER GOTTEN. Lucky for me they live down the road and were here at my house 15 mins later. Totally professional, got rid of the smell and so understanding and helpful.Im passing there information on to all my neighbors and friends because you dont get service like they provide anywhere else!!!Thanks again for everything!!!!
Kyle O.
Would recommend this company. On time and courteous. Excellent job on my carpet which was extremely dirty looks great now.
Dorothy M.
They were fabulous! They were early and got some nasty stuff out. Thank you so much.
Laura Y.
We have a carpet that was the best quality at the time, but is 30 years old. It had so many stains, I was sure they were permanent. The owners showed up with state of the art equipment and 'steam' cleaned, not hot water clean, and got almost every stain and mark out of this old carpet. It honestly looks like new. The only stain remaining was because it was actual wood stain and you have to replace the carpet with that much damage. The steam allows you to walk on the carpet in 6 hours instead of the usual 24. We are selling this house and the carpet was the only sore spot, but not anymore. I will recommend this company to family and friends with a clear conscience.
Tom T.