The peak of the flu season has not yet arrived, and the 2018 flu has already been particularly brutal. According to the Centers for Disease Control, there have been over 250,000 positive flu tests performed since October 2017 and almost 100 pediatric deaths as a result.
The Importance of Cleaning Up After the Flu
Whenever you have the flu, a bad cold or a stomach virus, the clean-up process is just as important as taking your prescription and drinking enough fluids. The same germs that caused you to get sick are lurking all around your home, on your couch and in your carpet. A thorough carpet cleaning and upholstery cleaning will remove any dangerous viruses and bacteria from your surroundings.
The Carpet Cleaning Process
At A Plus Carpet & Flooring, we utilize a truck-mounted steam cleaning method called hot water extraction. This process does an exceptional job at cleaning and sterilizing carpets and upholstery. Hot water extraction cleaning uses very warm water combined with powerful cleaning agents and high pressure to clean out dirt, bacteria, viruses, dust mites, soil and grime. This process uses a tool that looks similar to a vacuum to push the solution into the carpet and extract the dirty water back out.
Don’t Forget to Clean Your Entire Home
On top of having your upholstery and carpeting professionally cleaned by A Plus Carpet & Flooring, you should also clean:
- All of your bedding, including the mattress pad underneath your fitted sheet
- Any surfaces in your home that you touch, including light switches and the television remote
- Your bathroom and all bathroom linens
- Any clothing you wore while you were sick
Make Your Home a Healthier Place to Live
Whether you want to add new carpet to your home or clean the carpet that you already have, you can trust A Plus Carpet & Flooring. If you call us for a carpet cleaning within 30 days, you will receive a special 15% off discount! Give us a call today at 410-418-9888.