Before 2020 you probably didn’t think a lot about disinfecting the touchpoints in your home. You probably used a product off the store shelf, and you probably didn’t know what was in it. The COVID-19 pandemic has brought with it a greater need for disinfecting at home.
There is a lot of misinformation out there causing confusion. Here are the top disinfecting mistakes to avoid:
Do you need to clean your surfaces before using a disinfectant?
Clean your surfaces before using disinfecting products. Wipe your surfaces with water and a product like soap to remove dirt, grime, dust, and other debris from surfaces. Although when you clean, it does not kill germs and bacteria, but it helps reduce the number of germs and bacteria on the surface. This step shouldn’t be missed because dirt and grime on a surface does not allow the disinfectant to properly cover the surface, sanitize it and protect it.
Do all disinfectants work the same way?
Read the product label before use. Not all disinfectants work the same way. Some are ready to use and some need to be mixed with water. Each product has its own individual concentration and instructions for use. Reading the label ensures you’ll use the product the correct way and get the maximum effectiveness.
How long should the disinfectant stay on my surface before I wipe it?
Don’t immediately wipe the disinfectant away. You might be tempted to wipe off your surfaces right after you apply the disinfectant. It’s the instinct for most of us. We often spray and then immediately wipe the surface to remove the cleaner. That’s not how disinfectants work. To sanitize the surfaces and kill germs, disinfectants have what is called a “dwell time” or the amount of time they need to sit on the surface they’re disinfecting. Most disinfectants have a dwell time ranging from 1 to 10 minutes. Again, this depends on the product. If you skip this step and are not giving the product time to do its job, you’re most likely leaving germs behind.
Prefer to leave the disinfecting to the experts? All Star Chem-Dry applies a hospital-grade disinfectant along with the application of a protective antimicrobial coating to surfaces that were disinfected, inhibiting the growth and spread of microbes (bacteria and algae) on contact for up to 3 months.
Our specialized electrostatic equipment allows us to fully cover surfaces without over-saturating them, so it won’t damage electronics or other sensitive items. Our professional disinfecting service uses hospital-grade disinfectant as an industry-leading solution that is proven to be effective in eliminating viruses, germs and bacteria.
Benefits of our disinfectant include:
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With the holidays just around the corner, it’s a good idea to get your carpets cleaned before the holiday rush. We often get calls asking if we can come clean the carpets right away, but we are often booked out. Get on our schedule now so you can have clean, fresh-smelling carpets when your guests arrive.
It is getting close to the holidays and your guests will be coming over soon. Your carpets and upholstered furniture may have dirt and stains embedded in them. All Star Chem-Dry in Greensboro, North Carolina is here to clean your carpets and upholstery before all your guests arrive. Now if your guests happen to spill, you can count on us to remove them after they go home.
Carpets get dirty. Sometimes the carpet dirtiness is obvious, but oftentimes you can’t tell unless you get down to smell it. Your carpet is dirty before you can even see that it is. Carpet fibers conceal the dirt down into their fibers. Then it remains trapped in your carpet until you have it professionally cleaned. If you wait too long the dirt can cause damage to your carpet and dull the color.
Everyday your carpet is underfoot. It tells a story about where you have been and the activities your family has done. Like muddy feet, the spilled soda, or your dog that had an accident. Spot cleaning, regular vacuuming, and stain-removal products can help your carpets look clean between professional carpet cleaning. All Star Chem-Dry Carpet Cleaning can remove the dirt, grime and evidence of all the accidents, and can help clean up dirt, allergens and odors that are deep in the carpet.
The dirtier your carpet is the more it’s going to cost to have it cleaned properly. Imagine not cleaning your kitchen for a week, or a month or a year! How dirty would it be? How difficult would it be to clean? The same goes for your carpet. If you haven’t had your carpet professionally cleaned in years, It will take extra time and effort to do the job properly. All Star Chem-Dry professionally cleans carpet with our proprietary cleaning products and processes.
It is bound to happen. Your best friend just had an accident on your carpet. Are you looking for a professional carpet cleaner that can get rid of pet urine? All of it? The best carpet cleaners not only clean up the mess, they attack and break down the pet urine crystals. Chem-Dry efficiently extracts your carpet, leaving your carpet looking and smelling like new.
Carpet stains are just a part of life. Whether someone spilled a drink, dropped a plate of food, or your pet couldn’t make it outside, AllStar Chem-Dry serving Greensboro, Winston-Salem, High Point, and The Greater Triad can remove the stain from your carpet.
Did You Know? All Star Chem-Dry Offers a Variety of Area Rug Cleaning Services for Greensboro, Burlington, and Winston-Salem (plus surrounding areas)
All Star Chem-Dry leads the way in providing safe, effective, and environmentally-friendly services to help ensure healthier indoor air in homes and businesses in Greensboro, Burlington and Winson-Salem.
Have you ever cleaned something that has made a drastic difference? Maybe you have power-washed your driveway and it made it look brand new! Or how about when you wash your car right after driving through the mud? Your car can look almost unrecognizable.
Have you ever looked at your carpets and exclaimed that they are dirty? Or maybe you spilled during a party and it needs to be cleaned ASAP? Whatever your carpet situation is, you have a choice, steam or carbonation cleaning? But what’s the difference? And why should you care?
Now that the weather is warming up and everyone is going outside, it is important to not neglect our interior spaces.