Coronavirus Cleaning Information from CDC and EPA

New facts are continually becoming available regarding COVID-19. Consequently, this article will eventually become outdated. For the most up-to-date information, please refer to the Centers for Disease Control and the Environmental Protection Agency.

Coronavirus Cleaning Information from CDC and EPA

When it comes to cleaning of your carpets, rugs, and upholstery, Tru-Clean Surface Care the Centers for Disease Control’s Cleaning and Disinfection for Households recommends removing visible contamination and cleaning with appropriate cleaners indicated for use on such surfaces, as well as laundering and completely drying soft, porous smaller items using the warmest appropriate water setting according to manufacturer’s instructions. For specific product recommendations, the Environmental Protection Agency published List N: Disinfectants for Use Against SARS-CoV-2. If you are unable to find manufacturer-recommended products for use against SARS-CoV2 suitable for your porous surfaces on the list, look for product labels that confirm an EPA registration number and have human coronavirus listed as a target pathogen. Be sure to follow the label directions for use, including the proper amount of contact time.

Other Resources

For how to protect and prepare yourself or what to do if you think you are sick:

For advice, situation reports, media resources, research and development, statistics, and more, from the World Health Organization:
Coronavirus disease 2019

To get answers about disinfectants, drinking water, wastewater and septic systems, and indoor air:
Frequent Questions about Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Our Commitment to You

We are making a point to provide our clients with helpful tips and information for carpet and upholstery care, but especially so during the COVID-19 pandemic. To protect and maintain a healthy environment in your home or workplace, use soap and warm water to wash your hands, disinfect high-traffic surfaces, frequently use a vacuum with a HEPA filter, clean your porous surfaces, and book an appointment to have your carpets, rugs, and upholstery professionally cleaned as soon as social distancing restrictions are lifted. Feel free to contact us with any specific questions you may have about COVID-19 and our services during this difficult time.

Related article: Carpets, Upholstery, and the New Strain of Coronavirus

Tru-Clean Surface Care is a Certified Partner with the international Carpet & Rug Institute (CRI) and the Institute of Inspection, Cleaning and Restoration Certification.  We are also A+ Rated with the Better Business Bureau and a seven-year-in-a-row-winner of the coveted Angie’s List Super Service Award.

Should you ever have any questions or if our family can be of service to yours, please do not hesitate to visit us online at or give us a call anytime at 239-541-4888 – Cape Coral, Fort Myers, Lee County, 239-206-1935 – Bonita Springs, Naples, and Marco Island or 941-621-2198 – Punta Gorda and Port Charlotte Florida.