COVID-19 has changed a lot about the way we live our lives. There have been changes around how we work, how we socialise, and even how we do our household cleaning. At Dr Drapes, we have diligently kept up to date with the latest coronavirus advice to ensure our team can work safely and provide the most effective curtain and drapery cleaning services for you.
When it comes to transmission via contaminated surfaces, the highest risk surfaces are those that you touch all the time. These may include doors and door handles, light switches, and telephones. While they are not considered high-touch surfaces, you probably also open and close your drapes, curtains and blinds every day.
At Dr Drapes, we are committed to helping you keep your home clean through our dry cleaning services. Our curtain, drapery, and blind cleaning services can help you cleanse your high-touch window coverings if you are concerned about the spread of COVID-19.
Read on for more information.
While it is now a part of our daily lives, COVID-19 is still a relatively new virus and new information is being uncovered every day.
Current research suggests that coronavirus is able to live on textiles, fabrics and surfaces, such as curtains, blinds, and drapes, for an indeterminate amount of time.
Becoming infected with COVID-19 through a contaminated surface is considered lower risk than person-to-person transmission, but it is certainly still possible. This risk would be increased if you are living with and caring for a person who is infected with COVID-19. Coronavirus also poses a greater risk for vulnerable individuals who become infected with the virus (e.g. the elderly, immunocompromised individuals).
While COVID-19 should not be a cause for alarm, thorough washing and cleaning procedures are recommended to reduce the risk of transmission within your household.
In light of COVID-19, the Australian Health Department has developed a set of cleaning and infection principles for health and residential care facilities. While these principles have not been developed specifically for households, they do outline the kind of disinfection procedures the government considers important, especially in settings where COVID-19 is present.
These principles highlight window curtains, blinds and drapes as one factor to consider during routine environmental cleaning. The document states that:
“Window curtains should be regularly changed in addition to being cleaned when soiled”.
For more information or a free quote on our drapery, curtain, and blind cleaning services, contact us today.