At Fedco Floor Services, we’re committed to maximizing the comfort and enjoyment of your home. We’re also committed to your health and safety. The current coronavirus pandemic is a sober reminder of that latter role.
Non-essential commerce is at a standstill around Ohio, following Governor Mike DeWine’s stay-at-home order. We’re confident that the economic impact of the crisis will be temporary. But we’re hopeful that some of the relevant lessons will be permanent. Among these are lessons about the importance of cleanliness.
Across Ohio and the United States, countless people have adopted a 20-second hand-washing rule and have learned just how far short of that benchmark they were falling in the past. Ideally, this habit is carrying over into household cleaning, including the cleaning of floors.
Ordinarily, that is something that Fedco Floor Services would be able to help you with. But for the time being, you’ll have to rely on household cleaners to minimize the risk from microbes that can make you sick.
Fedco Floor Services can still help by making sure that you are armed with relevant information on the topic. And when Ohioans return to business as usual, you’ll once again be able to rely on us for deep cleaning and long-term maintenance of all your flooring surfaces.
This post isn’t intended to cause unnecessary alarm at what is already a stressful time. Rest assured, you don’t have much risk of catching Covid-19 from contaminated surfaces in your home unless a member of your family is sick. And even then, infected droplets on your floors are extremely unlikely to find their way to your mouth or nose, as long as you take very basic precautions.
Still, it’s worth keeping in mind that research shows the coronavirus can survive for anywhere between two hours and nine days on various surfaces. And since it’s more durable than flu, you shouldn’t take it for granted that you’ll always be protected by the cleaning practices that have kept you healthy in the past.
Non-porous surfaces like tile floors are the least accommodating to coronavirus, and they can be easily cleaned. But you may be surprised to know that studies of the similar virus that causes SARS show it can live on wood for four of five days. If you have hardwood floors, now is as good a time as any to make sure you’re using the best cleaning practices.
As long as you can’t schedule a deep cleaning, you can at least contact Fedco Floor Services for advice on the best products that are currently available to consumers. There are good options for all types of flooring, and any of them could play an important role in minimizing your exposure to all germs – not just coronavirus. While carpet, for example, is fairly inhospitable to viruses, it can hold onto bacteria for months under certain conditions.
We mention this because we at Fedco Floor Services want to help you do more than just keep yourself healthy during the ongoing crisis. We also want every surface in your home to be clean enough that you can enjoy it to the fullest while always remaining healthy and feeling secure.