Carpet & Upholstery Cleaning Matters During Flu Season

Most people know that colds and cases of flu are spread when droplets containing the flu virus are distributed through coughing, sneezing, talking, and physical contact. Did you know that certain viruses can survive for weeks? As you sanitize your home, don’t forget about your fine surfaces, such as carpet, rugs, and upholstery. These surfaces are often overlooked or not properly sanitized.

Keep Surfaces Clean

This flu season, protect your family by keeping all of your surfaces clean.

  • Use sanitizing liquid soap and wash your hands often.
  • Disinfect doorknobs, light switches, and other frequently touched surfaces, as well as countertops, walls, and floors. Don’t forget the toilet handle!
  • Vacuum daily. Use a HEPA filter in your vacuum cleaner to trap small particles and keep them from being blown back into the air.
  • Have your carpets, rugs, and upholstery professionally cleaned and sanitized.

Why Professional Carpet, Rug, and Upholstery Cleaning Matters

When people are sick, they tend to spend more time resting, coughing, and sneezing on the couch. Proper professional carpet and upholstery cleaning is an effective and thorough way to remove contaminants that get trapped in fine surface fibers.

Stepping up your normal cleaning may be inconvenient, but during flu season, it is imperative.

Tru-Clean Surface Care provides disinfecting services, carpet, tile, mattress, and upholstery cleaning services throughout Lee, Charlotte, and Collier County.  We are a Certified Partner with the prestigious Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification (IICRC) and the International Carpet & Rug Institute (CRI).  In Addition, we are A+ Rated with the Better Business Bureau and a seven-year-in-a-row-winner of the coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award.

For more information on how to eliminate viruses in your home, please visit Tru-Clean Surface Care online at or call us anytime at 239-541-4888 – Cape Coral, Fort Myers, and Lee County, 239-206-1935 – Bonita Springs, Naples, and Marco Island, or 941-621-2198 – Punta Gorda and Port Charlotte Florida.