Covid 19 Guidelines

Monteiro Fabrics cleaning guidelines regarding COVID-19

COVID-19 has changed our world at devastating speed.
Health and safety concerns are high on the agenda. Manufacturers are being asked to provide proof that their products are effective against SARS-CoV2.

To minimize the risk of contamination and spreading of bacteria and viruses, good hygiene, good maintenance, and regular cleaning and disinfection of fabrics is essential.

The virus that causes COVID-19 is a so-called enveloped virus with a fatty outside layer. This structure is easily destroyed using regular surface disinfectants and detergents.

Cleaners and disinfectants have also been tested on our materials with no adverse effects when cleaning guidelines are followed as directed: 

- Clean surface with soap and water to remove all visible dirt and stains (stains and spills should be removed immediately);
- Rinse surface with clean water and wipe with clean towel
- Disinfect surface by gently rubbing with a cloth or sponge moistened in a disinfectant based on a 70% Alcohol solution or 1% Chlorine bleach solution. When using a disinfectant alcohol based, please consult the Material Technical Specifications to confirm its resistance to the solution. Always try the cleaning method in a hidden area first to see the results.
- Rinse and dry with a cotton cloth (do not saturate the surface)
- Do not use multipurpose products, waxes, solvents or abrasives;
- For optimal results, we recommend product regular maintenance.

Besides that, we have taken the proactive measure of independently test our materials containing an antimicrobial product and they have shown anti-viral properties.