How to Keep Your Curtains and Drapes Clean During COVID-19
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 from us.
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 or surfaces.
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 trained professionals.
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 drapery
- dry cleaning of bedding and cushions
- cleaning and washing of blinds
- dry cleaning of upholstery
- mould treatments
- re-lining of curtains and drapes
- curtain track replacement, repair and servicing.
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!