We’re living in trying, uncertain times with the virus turning life upside down for most of the world. Owners of marble surfaces, whether that’s in a home, commercial space, or yachts, have been reaching out to us wondering what this virus means for their stone countertops.
Even the most educated scientists still have questions about this virus, but past studies have looked at how viruses interact with surfaces. Reading more about this study can help you educate yourself on the virus, calm your fears, and help you form a plan to protect yourself and your family.
Many marble surface owners want to know if they or their family members could get the virus from touching a contaminated marble surface. There are few studies that give clear answers one way or another on this topic, but the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that the primary method of transmission is person to person, through droplets released when an infected person sneezes or coughs.
It’s still wise to disinfect your surfaces regularly to ensure that these droplets don’t make their way from an infected person’s nose to your marble surface, and then to your hand or face, making you sick. Use a household disinfectant that is 62-71% ethanol and that contains either hydrogen peroxide or bleach to kill the virus on marble surfaces.
Household disinfectants will certainly enable you to eliminate the virus from all of your marble surfaces, whether they’re in the kitchen, bathroom, on your yacht or in your office building. However, we’ve noticed that many people aren’t disinfecting their surfaces properly, which can pose a hazard when it comes to staying safe and healthy during a time of pandemic.
There’s an important process to follow — spraying your surfaces once and then immediately wiping them down just isn’t sufficient. Follow these steps to ensure your surfaces are truly disinfected:
We’re living in a global distress time but staying safe and healthy is largely a matter of habit. Make disinfecting your marble surfaces a regular part of your day and you’ll be taking a big step in the right direction to keeping yourself and your family healthy.
If you have any questions regarding marble polishing and restoration services, please contact our experienced team at Just Call Classic, Inc.