For more information on coronavirus and its effects, refer to the Science of viruses page of our website.
The specific type of coronavirus that causes COVID-19 primarily spreads from person to person through airborne and surface exposure. When someone who is infected coughs or sneezes, they send tiny droplets containing the virus into the air, which lands on surfaces throughout the area. You can then catch the virus if you touch a surface or object that has the virus on it and then touch your mouth, nose, or eyes.
It is for this reason that surfaces around your home or business can be hotspots for COVID-19 and other viruses; regular and ongoing sanitisation of your high-touch surfaces will greatly reduce the risk of contagion.
Exactly how long viruses stay active on surfaces depends on several factors. On the ill-fated cruise ship Diamond Princess, traces of COVID-19 were being detected after guests had left. Some studies on other coronaviruses, including SARS and MERS, found they can survive on metal, glass and plastic for as long as nine days, unless they are properly disinfected. Some can even hang around for up to 28 days in low temperatures – a factor in why coronaviruses tend to be more prevalent in winter months than in summertime.
On the surface, it would seem COVID-19 and other coronavirus issues are here to stay.
The good news is that using preventative measures such as ours will greatly reduce your risk of infection. In minutes we will have destroyed viruses and germs of all types from your home or business. Purifyz use the most effective chemical detergents in the course of our service, including Sychem CONTROL, the same antiviral technology that’s used by the NHS and TFL*** amongst others,
Our techniques for removing viruses and germs from your home or business are explained in more detail on the Fogging and UV light treatment page of our website.
With over 30 years of cleaning experience in the Greater London area, you can rely on us to professionally sanitise your premises. No matter how large or small your requirements, the end-to-end process with us is simple and straightforward.
For more information on Purifyz and how we can help, go to our How it works page of the website or head back to our home page here.
To book a Purifyz Sanitisation Technician call-out, or to find out more information about our services, simply fill out the form found here and our one of our representatives will be in touch at the time of your choice.
Whilst the science is still evolving on the exact times for specific surfaces, it is now well understood that germs, viruses and coronaviruses like COVID-19 can live for quite some time on surfaces like countertops and doorknobs. How long they survive depends on the material the surface is made from.
The following list, taken from WebMD, provides an indication on long COVID-19 can be active on surfaces. The information can be found **.
Our decontamination process uses non-toxic, non-hazardous antiviral fogging and UV light treatments that reduce germ and virus particulates by 99.999%, and are completely safe for children, pets, computers and other equipment.
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