WoolSafe Releases Approved List of COVID-19 Sanitizers

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WEST YORKSHIRE, GREAT BRITAIN—May 11, 2021—As the professional cleaning industry’s focus shifted over the past year to sanitizing and disinfecting in order to reduce the spread of SARS-CoV-2, indoor textiles have been an unintended casualty. The sanitizing and disinfecting products now being used with such regularity are primarily formulated for hard surfaces; however, many of these products have seen blanket use on all indoor surfaces, including carpet, rugs, and upholstery. These products cause textile issues such as bleaching, color change, fiber degradation, and rapid soiling. To address this issue, WoolSafe has released a list of approved sanitizers that kill SARS-CoV-2 and are safe for use on carpet and other textiles. The WoolSafe-approved sanitizers can be found in the online WoolSafe Booklet: Support and Guidance for Trading Safely During SARS CoV-2 at www.woolsafe.org.

WoolSafe Academy has also hosted several infection control courses, supporting members with increased and discounted training and educating hundreds of professional cleaners about the virus and the solutions available. As we see the lifting of restrictions on non-essential retail and hospitality, now is the time to put the correct cleaning procedures in place while selecting the best products for the job. WoolSafe’s goal has been to help keep both the cleaner and customer safe while assisting commercial businesses, retail stores, and hospitality to reopen and operate safely while preserving facilities’ investments in their textiles.

WoolSafe-approved sanitizers that kill SARS CoV-2 include:

  • Alltec, ENVIROSAFE Multi Surface Cleaner
  • Prochem B125 CLENSAN® and D500 MICROSAN®
  • BarrierTech™ Surface Disinfectant
  • Benefect Botanical Decon 30 & Botanical Disinfectant Wipes
  • Some of Diversey Oxivir range

For more information, visit www.woolsafe.org.

The WoolSafe Organization is a cleaning industry service provider that promotes best practices in carpet and rug care through product evaluation and certification, education and training, and the promotion of professional cleaning and inspection services. Established in 1991, the WoolSafe Certification Mark represents products as being safe and effective for carpet care based on WoolSafe’s testing and standards. Many cleaning chemical suppliers use the certification mark to identify and promote those carpet care products specifically suitable for use on wool.

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