Coronavirus and Carpet Cleaning – what you need to know


Coronavirus and Carpet Cleaning – what you need to know

Coronavirus Carpet Cleaning

Coronavirus and carpet cleaning – does it help to get your carpets or upholstery cleaned in fighting the spread of the virus?

We are here to help put your mind at ease and help with the decontamination process of your home.

With the spread of the Coronavirus being a much talked about subject in recent weeks, many people are looking for new measures they can take to protect themselves and others against the dangers of this virus. Our customers also want to know if they should be concerned about Coronavirus in carpet and upholstery. In addition to washing your hands consistently, properly disinfecting all surfaces including commonly overlooked ones like porous surfaces (soft surfaces like textiles and carpets) can go a long way to help reduce the risks of contracting and spreading the disease.

Many are taking proactive measures and ramping up their cleaning routines, and want to know if professionally cleaning and disinfecting the carpets and upholstery in their home and/or office would be an effective method of preventing and eliminating the germs associated with the Coronavirus. The answer we give is a definite YES. 

At Mr Neate Cleaning, we are taking every precaution during the Coronavirus outbreak including offering half off hospital-grade disinfectant with all carpet cleaning and upholstery cleaning

We are also offering 15% off of your total service charge during this time of economic hardship.

Nothing is more important than your health and safety, and we all must do our part to protect those most vulnerable to the Coronavirus.

This article should offer some helpful information and tips on what to do to sanitize your home against any flu or cold virus.

Many people are self-isolating and staying indoors for the next 30-90 days, or until the government announces that the Coronavirus has run its course. But the question is, how long does the Coronavirus survive on carpet and upholstery? It’s not an easy thing to do to just simply douse your carpet and upholstery with hand sanitizer or disinfectants. 


The lifespan of viruses, in general, depends on the temperature, humidity, and how porous the surface where the virus is found. According to a study recently published in the Journal of Hospital Infections, the newest strain of Coronavirus can last on surfaces anywhere from 2 hours to 9 days. Although there are tested methods of preventing the spread of known Coronaviruses, these methods have not been tested on this newest strain of Coronavirus. Until more information is made available, we can only rely on what has worked for Coronaviruses in general. We cannot make any guarantees that professional carpet cleaning will completely eliminate the new strain of Coronavirus – although with our special offer of a half-off disinfectant spray with all carpet cleaning jobs it is more than likely this will provide the best method for removing the virus in your carpets and upholstery. If this new strain of Coronavirus proves to be like those tested previously, professional cleaning with a hospital-grade disinfectant will decrease the likelihood of Coronavirus surviving on your interior carpet and upholstery.

While addressing the Coronavirus, having your carpets steam cleaned and treated with disinfectant can help put your mind at ease and will help stop the risk of spreading and contracting the virus. These surfaces are often overlooked while stepping up your cleaning routine and sanitizing your home. The couch is often a comforting place to rest while being cooped up indoors while self-isolating. A professional tile, carpet, upholstery or mattress cleaning can decrease the chance of spreading a viral infection. Proper professional carpet cleaning and disinfecting with Mr Neate involves both heat and moisture, which is something that has been shown to help kill these types of viruses. 


Here is what you should keep in mind, and take action on right now.

  • Wash your hands frequently with sanitizing soap and warm water.
  • Disinfect surfaces with a sanitizer that are regularly used, and have lots of hand-traffic. These include doorknobs, light switches, countertops, walls and floors.
  • Schedule professional cleaning services for your carpets, rugs, and upholstery – and ask that a disinfectant be used.

Give us a call on 03 9380 7785 to schedule your cleaning now! You can also use the forms on all the pages of our site to get hold of us.

We hope that you are all taking these preventative measures to ensure the safety of yourselves and others, and staying safe and healthy. Mr Neate Cleaning is rated 5 stars on Google, and has competent fully trained technicians who will sanitize their hands and equipment before entering your home. Mr Neate provides a germicidal hospital grade disinfectant which will help fight the Coronavirus on your carpet and upholstery. Our steam cleaning formula is allergen-free, residue-free, non-toxic and safe for babies and pets. Our services include carpet cleaning, upholstery cleaning, mattress cleaning, leather cleaning, rug cleaning, and tile & grout.

You can visit our page on professional carpet cleaning to learn more about our equipment and procedures.