We’ve been getting a lot of calls recently asking about our residential cleaning services in response to coronavirus. We recommend that you should schedule a cleaning right now. Ultimately the choice is yours, however, the CDC states that cleaning is one of the best practices for the prevention of COVID-19. Plus, you’d be getting a jump on your spring cleaning! Does the CDC give advice about in-home cleaning (carpet, rugs, and furniture)? Yes! According to the CDC, for soft (porous) surfaces such as carpeted floor, rugs, and drapes, you should remove visible contamination if present and clean with appropriate cleaners indicated for use on these surfaces. After cleaning: launder items as appropriate in accordance with the manufacturer’s instructions. If possible, launder items using the warmest appropriate water setting for the items and dry items completely, or use products with the EPA-approved emerging viral pathogens claims. How can Woodard help reduce the spread of COVID-19? The CDC provides a variety of recommendations to protect you and your family. As long as you practice these recommendations from the CDC your odds of coming into contact with COVID-19 are reduced. The CDC does provide a list of recommendations on how to protect your home. The CDC states that “Cleaning of visibly dirty surfaces followed by disinfection is a best practice measure for prevention of COVID-19 and other viral respiratory illnesses in households and community settings”. Cleaning refers to the removal of germs, dirt, and impurities from surfaces. It does not kill germs, but by removing them, it lowers their numbers and the risk of spreading infection. Woodard is here to help keep your home clean! We can clean your carpeting, hard surfaces, and furniture in-home. If you have rugs that need cleaning you can drop them off at our Rug Care Center (now featuring curbside service!) or schedule for our team to pick-up your rugs and drop them off after cleaning. We are now also offering the application of a carpet disinfectant with your carpet cleaning! We utilize an EPA-approved product that is applied after your carpet cleaning. To schedule your cleaning, call us at 314-961-9102 or submit a form online to receive a free estimate! How is Woodard taking precautions to stop the spread of COVID-19? Woodard is monitoring this ever-changing situation daily and fully prepared for any type of possible threat. We follow CDC guidelines in terms of personal responsibility of washing and sanitizing hands, wearing face masks, maintaining proper distance from others, avoiding large concentration of people and most importantly, proactively keeping our buildings clean and disinfected using nVIRO Shield. Woodard believes this is the best line of defense to help stop the spread of COVID-19. We also follow CDC protocols relative to cleaning and disinfecting any areas of concern. We’re sure you probably have more questions about how we are keeping our employees and you healthy will we remain open. For additional questions you may have, check out our blog, Woodard & COVID-19 FAQ. About Woodard Cleaning & Restoration Woodard Cleaning & Restoration was founded in 1946 by Earl and Nancy Woodard. Today, the company is run by 3rd generation, Justin Woodard. Located in St. Louis, Missouri, Woodard services the greater metro area (Illinois, St. Charles County, Jefferson County, St. Louis County, and many more). Woodard is proud to serve as the preferred provider for cleaning & restoration services. Our cleaning services include carpet, hard surface, furniture, and rug cleaning for both residential and commercial properties. We also provide water, fire, board-up, storm and smoke restoration services for residential and commercial clients. For information or questions submit a form online or call us at 314-227-3932. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and Twitter.