Question: There isn’t a lot of information about disinfecting soft surfaces, particularly which chemicals will kill COVID-19 on things like upholstery, chairs and drapes. Do you have a recommendation?

Mike Staver, KleenMark’s Director of Operations

There’s good and bad news here. The good is we have a chemical proven to kill COVID-19 on soft surfaces exists. The bad news is there aren’t many options for you to choose from. And, that means if one supplier runs low on inventory, you could have challenges getting what you need.

But, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved a couple chemicals for killing COVID-19 on soft surfaces. Our teams use Triple S’s TRIPLE Carpet Cleaner/Deodorizer & Hard Non-porous Surface Disinfectant

TRIPLE was originally designed as a carpet cleaner. It remains a fantastic chemical for that purpose, but it works wonderfully for disinfecting soft surfaces like chairs and drapes, because it doesn’t leave a residue. The chemical is an antimicrobial and also cleans and deodorizes. That’s effective and efficient.

If you want to better understand how to clean soft surfaces, check out another article I recently wrote, Soft-surface disinfection: Tips for tackling upholstery, drapes and more.

About this series: In the Cleaner’s Corner, our experts address questions we receive in the field. Our goal is to provide straightforward, practical tips you can use in your facility.


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