Science continues to develop concerning the newly emerged 2019 coronavirus (COVID-19) and how it spreads. We felt it was important to share our best knowledge to date.
Although uncertain, there is evidence that supports a very low risk of transmission from carpet because of the poor survivability of coronaviruses on porous surfaces. However, the United States Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommends routinely cleaning frequently touched surfaces. While we are not actively researching or conducting testing on carpet and carpet fibers for COVID-19 survivability, we continue to rely on the latest publicly available information from the CDC, the World Health Organization (WHO), and the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) on COVID-19.
Practicing good hygiene is essential, we recommend following the CDC guidance for cleaning and use of appropriate U.S. EPA-registered (or your jurisdiction’s local authority) disinfectants and sanitizing solutions for soft (porous) surfaces, including increased frequency of Hot Water Extraction carpet deep cleaning. Be cautious of firms marketing products that could be fraudulent in promoting COVID- 19 prevention and treatment claims.
As you consider cleaning products, our lab testing has demonstrated colorfastness in our wool products using a hydrogen peroxide solution. We are confident that our wool rugs and carpet can hold up to 3% Hydrogen Peroxide-based cleaners. Be aware that bleach is not recommended for carpet or rugs as over time, cleaning with concentrated bleach solutions may be difficult to fully remove and it can permanently damage the carpet or rug.
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