Viruses & Bacteria
These are three things we have heard about our entire lives, but never more so than in the past year. These are different and challenging health times for sure, and though vaccines may help get us through them, it’s still important to watch out for these things in your home and office. The problem is you might not know the difference between the three, and when it comes to cleaning, you need to treat them all in different ways. As a Chem-Dry carpet cleaner here in Point Roberts, WA, we have spent years learning the difference and we’re ready to clean for your health like no one else!
We put together some basic information to help you learn the difference and best ways to clean and treat them. Check out the table below and how our sanitizing service can help you out.
|Not a living organism||Living organisms|
|Submicroscopic — range from 0.02 to 0.25 micron (a micron is one millionth of a meter)||Much larger than viruses — about 0.4 micron|
|Only grow and reproduce inside of the host cells that they infect. When outside of living cells, viruses are dormant — this is why they need a living cell in order to “live”||Consist of a single living cell than can generate energy, make food, move, and reproduce — this is why they can live in places such as soil, water, plants, and the human body|
|Visible under electron microscope||Visible under light microscope|
|Cause systemic infection||Cause localized infections|
|Examples of systemic infections: AIDS, common cold, flu, chicken pox, measles, Covid-19||Examples of localized infections: food poisoning, gastritis, ulcers, meningitis, pneumonia, tuberculosis|
|Antibiotics designed for bacteria have no effect on viruses||Can often be treated with antibiotics|
|Most viruses are potentially harmful||Most bacteria are not harmful|
Preventing the Spread of Virus & Bacteria in Point Roberts, WA
The simple truth is you need to wash your hands. It’s recommended that you wash them for 20 seconds with soap and water regularly, and especially after touching a high-touch surface like a doorknob. If you don’t have soap and water readily available, use a hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Another thing you can do is use EPA-approved disinfectants on the surfaces in your home.
Chem-Dry Sanitizers are EPA-approved, and the pros here know the most advanced cleaning techniques in the industry to make sure we eradicate bacteria, allergens, and germs from your carpet. Schedule an appointment today by calling (360) 734-3551.