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Protecting your patio furniture from the coronavirus

Protecting your patio furniture from the coronavirus

Blog provided by Wicker Paradise

Whether it’s wearing masks, social distancing, or avoiding nonessential travel, many of us have been doing our part to stop the spread of COVID-19. In addition to these widespread measures, you might be looking for other practical ways you can stem the tide of COVID-19 at home. One of the ways you can protect yourself from the coronavirus is by regularly cleaning and disinfecting your indoor and outdoor furniture, including the furniture pieces on your patio.

There is not much research on how long the virus can last on outdoor furniture materials such as wicker and rattan, but we can still learn something from what we do know about the virus. Most of the research compiled by WebMD suggests that the coronavirus is capable of lasting a significant amount of time on common household surfaces such as metal, wood, glass, ceramics, paper, and plastic. On some of these surfaces, it can last as long as 5 days.

In light of this, caution is better than carelessness. Many people are diligent about cleaning their indoor furniture, but they neglect their outdoor furniture because it isn’t used as often. It is just as important to scrub your patio furniture and cushions with soap and water and to spray them with a disinfectant solution. The EPA has even released a list of disinfectant products capable of killing the coronavirus before it enters your system.

Keep your outdoor furniture clean, safe, and in its best shape during this pandemic season. If you need replacement cushions for patio furniture, be sure to contact Wicker Paradise. Order furniture products and cushions online or set up an appointment to pick them up over the phone at 800-894-8357.