The pandemic has placed cleaning processes in the spotlight, as there is still no proven effective drug or treatment to fight the coronavirus. And a highlight has been surfaces that can come into contact with the virus and act as a means of transmission.
This is the case of environments such as offices and call centers, among others, where the use of carpet covering on the floors is common. How should the protocol be to check hygiene that ensures a healthier place for professionals who are returning to their activities?
In fact, all environments, in general, received a special look, especially due to the greater concern with ensuring being in a healthy environment. And the use of new technologies, like the ones used by carpet cleaning Potters Bar, to act as sanitary barriers combined with the review of cleaning frequencies has been of fundamental importance.
The sanitary crisis raised a necessary and postponed discussion by manufacturers, carpet users, and even by the cleaning industry.
At the moment the pandemic hit the country and news began to circulate about textile coatings as agents for the spread of the virus and the recommendations to remove them, it was crucial to examine and demystify a long list of misconceptions about these floor coverings that have been built, particularly, over the last decade.
There are still no studies that prove the survival period of the new coronavirus in rugs and carpets. However, it is already known that virus survival in tissues can vary from 48 hours to six days, remaining infectious throughout the period.
We can say that carpets and rugs without daily care can be great transmitters of viral diseases, as they end up being contaminated by the soles of shoes that carry various microorganisms into the environment. To provide better efficiency in cleaning protocols, it is recommended to hire a specialized service, with the use of appropriate products, regulations to obtain the best results.
There are measures such as installing rugs/doormats to contain or insulate dirt; establishing and maintaining a daily aspiration routine with vacuum cleaners that have a HEPA-type filtering element. The cleaning of carpets and rugs be carried out by professionals to ensure the effectiveness and use of specific protocols and supplies.
It should be emphasized the importance of avoiding sweeping or other methods that could raise particles that could remain in suspension in the environments. Precisely because viral particles can remain in the air.
Since 1982, the WHO (World Health Organization) has highlighted the cause and effect relationship between the internal environmental conditions of a building and the reduction in worker productivity. Hence the term “Sick Buildings Syndrome”, which results in attacks on health, well-being, and comfort in the work environment. The result is an increase in the number of people with respiratory problems, headaches, allergic respiratory diseases such as rhinitis, among others.
The lack of quality air in an indoor environment, where there is movement of people, especially in times of pandemic, can harm the health of employees, reduce productivity and, by extension, cause harm to companies