Some people use virus and bacteria interchangeably, however, there are big differences between the two. Homeowners wanting to eliminate them from their homes will need to understand the difference in order to properly remove each. In helping us cope and provide peace of mind that we can continue to keep our homes safe, even a little knowledge can go a long way. Today, we at D&M Carpet Cleaning would like to take the opportunity to compare bacteria and viruses, and the differences between them. This will help you better clean, sanitize and disinfect your home.
What is a Virus?
– Not a live organism.
– Submicroscopic, range from 0.02 to 0.25 micron. (micron is one millionth of a meter).
– Inside the host cells that they infect in the only place they grow and reproduce.
– Under electron microscope is where they are visible.
– Lead to systemic infection – examples include AIDS, flu, chicken pox, common cold, measles, Covid-19.
– Antibiotics designed for bacteria cannot affect viruses.
– Majority of viruses are harmful.
Definition of Bacteria
– Organisms are living.
– Larger than viruses, approximately 0.4 micron
– Being why they can live in places such as soil, water, plants, and the human body, bacteria consist of a single living cell than can generate energy, make food, move, and reproduce.
– Under light microscope visibility.
– Leads to localized infections.
– Localized infection examples include gastritis, ulcers, meningitis, food poisoning, pneumonia, tuberculosis.
– Antibiotic treatments.
– Most bacteria is not harmful.
How to Prevent Germs from Spreading
1) For at least 20 seconds, wash your hands with soap and warm water.
2) After touching high-touch surfaces, and before eating, wash hands regularly.
3) Use hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol if in the event soap and water are not available.
4) On surfaces in the house, use EPA-approved disinfectants.
5) Contact professional carpet cleaning for disinfecting the carpets, upholstery, and other hard floor surfaces.
Do Steam Cleaners Actually Sanitize?
To clean your home from top to bottom, steam will quickly kill 99.99% of germs and bacteria, making it a safe, healthier, eco-friendly and an all-natural way. Almost any surface can be steam cleaned, and professionals use high temperature steam vapor with high pressure. For an effective clean, the extremely high temperature of steam vapor helps kills viruses, bacteria, mildew, mold, bed bugs, dust mites, their eggs and many other allergy causing pathogens.
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As mentioned, to disinfect and kill 99.9% of bacteria and viruses chemical free steam cleaning is a great way. Everyone in your household benefits from nontoxic cleaning, which means you can have peace of mind that there are no toxic chemicals falling into your pet’s bowls or about the baby rolling around on the floor after a cleaning. Steam cleaning is safe for the entire family. Allergies affect about 50 million people in the United States according to the Asthma & Allergy Foundation of America. A major cause of allergy symptoms are indoor air pollutants. The most effective way of removing common pollutants and allergens irritants is with steam cleaning. Call D & M Carpet Cleaning for steam carpet cleaning to eliminate viruses, bacteria, allergens, and even the dirt, debris, stains, and odors to ensure your Metro Atlanta area carpets clean, and safe.