There’s no doubt that COVID-19 has turned our lives upside down—and the
ride still isn’t over! In the meantime, we’ve made changes to the way we work, shop,
socialise and even clean. Who hasn’t grappled with the challenges of Zoom? Or sanitised
a doorknob after a friend has come over?
At Master Dry Cleaners, we make it our priority to stay up-to-date
with the latest coronavirus advice. We want to make sure that our staff can work
safely and still deliver the high-quality dry-cleaning services that you expect
Like most people, you’re probably still confused about how COVID
spreads and who is at risk. The World Health Organisation has declared that
COVID-19 can spread through direct and indirect contact with someone who has
the virus. Transmission can occur in the following ways:
- coughing and sneezing
- exposure to aerosols (airborne
particles from breathing, laughing or singing)
- touching contaminated objects
The first two can be avoided by wearing masks and observing physical
distancing, but contaminated surfaces are easier to overlook. The greatest risk
is posed by surfaces you touch all the time, like fridge doors, handles, taps, light
switches and telephones. There are also other high-touch surfaces that you may
not think about. For instance, how many times do you open and close your drapes,
curtains and blinds? My guess is that it’s every day – and I’m sure you’re not alone.
If you have concerns about virus transmission on soft furnishings, Master
Dry Cleaners has a Curtain, Drapery and Blind Cleaning Service that can stop
the spread of COVID-19 in its tracks. But first, we’ll answer some of your
commonly asked questions.
H2: Can COVID-19 Live on My
Curtains, Blinds and Drapes?
The answer to this question is complicated. Viruses
can survive between two hours and four weeks on a surface. While we know that COVID-19
can live on fabrics and other textiles, we don’t know how long it remains
infectious. The good news is that curtains and blinds pose a lower risk than
person-to-person transmission. However, this risk increases if you’re living
with someone who has COVID-19, or if you’re caring for someone elderly or with
a compromised immune system.
So what can you do? Washing your hands with soap and water will minimise
the risk of transmission within your household, but a thorough clean of your
draperies by a professional cleaning service will reduce that risk even further.
H2: Does the Australian
Government Have Guidelines about Drapery Cleaning during COVID-19?
Yes, it does. But the guidelines only apply to health and
residential care facilities. It states: ‘Window curtains should be regularly
changed in addition to being cleaned when soiled’. While this practice is not compulsory
in residential settings, it proves that draperies and soft furnishings can pose
an infection risk, especially in environments where COVID-19 is present.
H2: Does Our Curtain and
Drapery Cleaning Service Destroy the Virus?
Yes, we can eliminate COVID-19 from your blinds and curtains! We do
this by using a range of products and cleaning techniques that make it
impossible for the virus to survive. They include:
- high-grade disinfectants and
- high temperatures in our
- meticulous cleaning by our
H2: Does Master Dry
Cleaners Offer Other COVID-19 Cleaning Services?
We know how important it is to stay safe at this time. That’s why we
offer a suite of cleaning and repair services that will keep your household safe
and virus-free. They are:
- dry cleaning of curtains and
- dry cleaning of bedding and
- cleaning and washing of blinds
- dry cleaning of upholstery
- mould treatments
- re-lining of curtains and
- curtain track replacement, repair
Don’t wait for harsher lockdown laws. Call us today on 1300 885 245, or click here to get a free quote on our Drapery, Curtain and Blind Cleaning Service!