As news spreads about COVID-19 and people are mandated to stay home and stay safe, many questions are cropping up — and for good reason. One popular question homeowners have been asking is how long coronavirus can survive on carpet. In this article, we’ll address this question plus offer tips for keeping your carpet clean and safe for your family.
Viruses such as COVID-19 can also remain infectious for about twice as long on non-porous surfaces than porous surfaces. Because carpets and upholstery are considered porous surfaces — just like clothing, wood and similar materials — they’re less hospitable to COVID-19 than non-porous ones.
Although it’s not certain how long the virus that causes COVID-19 can remain active on surfaces, studies suggest that the coronavirus can survive on a surface for anywhere from 2 hours to a few weeks!
Tips for Keeping Your Carpet Clean When there’s a virus or other illness going around, the best way to keep your carpets clean is to practice good hygiene for the whole home: