ITHACA/ELMIRA carpet cleaners

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COVID-19 Updates

Protection of our Customers & our Staff:

At Our Office:

  • ALL staff is required to be symptom free & remain home if they have had any recent exposure to another with symptoms of COVID-19 or have tested positive for the Novel COVID-19 virus.
  • Temperatures of ALL staff will be recorded at the beginning of each shift.
  • ALL staff will wear face masks when in contact with customers.
  • ALL staff will wear new gloves during contact with customers.
  • Gloves & hand sanitizer are available for customers’ use upon request.
  • New 'no contact 'PICK UP and DELIVERY' procedures in place.

At Your Home / Business:

  • ALL staff is required to be symptom free & remain home if they have had any recent exposure to another with symptoms of COVID-19 or has tested positive for the Novel COVID-19 virus.
  • ALL staff will wear face masks, new gloves, & booties*.
  • ALL equipment is sanitized after each job.
  • *PLEASE wear a mask when our technician is performing the 'walk-through' for your job. For the health of our technician, please go to a different room than the ones being cleaned so the technician may do the work without using a mask.


Anti-Vaccine Movement

The anti-vaccine movement in our country and around the world may be of special concern because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Find out why here...


Bacteriophages are good viruses! Most of us would not like to entertain the thought that some viruses are actually good and useful. Find out more here...

Boost Your Immune System

Boost your immune system. Find out the scientific truth behind this statement here...

Cherry Picking Data and Covid-19

Cherry picking data is the act of selecting & representing only certain evidence to support a position while ignoring other relative evidence...

Children Wearing Masks

Have you heard there is danger in children wearing masks? Where did this information come from? Is it true? Find out here...

Cleaning for Health and COVID-19

An article on the importance of cleaning for health, especially in regard to the COVID-19 pandemic, what we know, what we don't, what to do and not to do, etc...

COVID-19  FAQs Update

COVID-19 FAQs Update answers several pressing questions about the COVID-19 pandemic as data and more information continues to pour in...

Herd Immunity and COVID-19

Herd immunity and COVID-19? If everyone gets infected, we’ll eventually develop herd immunity against COVID-19 and everything will be OK. But, will it?

Lady Mary Wortley Montagu and Smallpox

Lady Mary Wortley Montagu used her social standing and writings to promote the use of inoculation against smallpox in 1700s in England. Learn more here...

Mutations and COVID-19

Mutations in viruses can cause much anxiety. How do mutations arise and what do they really mean in relation to a virus such as the novel coronavirus...

Protect Our Children from COVID-19

How can we best protect our children, especially those under the age of 12, from COVID-19? Find out here...

COVID-19 Quarantine Length

COVID-19 quarantine is the best way to prevent the unwitting spread of the virus. Why? Find out here...


The COVID-19 race is tightening. The winner will determine the fate of the entire world’s peoples. Who are the contestants? Find out here...

Soaps, Sanitizers, and Disinfectants

Soaps, Sanitizers, and Disinfectants--How to effectively prevent COVID-19 infections...

COVID-19 Surface Survival

A new study has suggested that COVID-19 can survive on surfaces for up to 28 days. Does this change what we have to do to avoid the virus in every day life?

Typhoid Mary and COVID-19

Typhoid Mary and COVID-19. The first case of the asymptomatic spread of disease by a human carrier. Though Typhoid is a bacteria, this story relates to today...

Vaccination Breakthrough Infections

Vaccination breakthrough infections can happen to vaccinated persons more than 14 days after getting a final dose. Find out why here... 

Vaccine Development - Polio vs COVID-19

A Look at the vaccine development for both polio and COVID. What lessons can we learn today from the vaccine development in the polio vaccine era?

Vaccine Efficacy-What Does It Actually Mean?

Vaccine Efficacy is a very confusing term for many people, but what does the term actually mean? Find out here...

Virus Contact Tracing

Virus contact tracing is the process epidemiologists are now using to shed light on how the coronavirus (COVID-19) is spread. But this is not a new process...

"The Cleanest Clean You've Ever Seen."


ABC Oriental Rug & Carpet Cleaning Co.
130 Cecil Malone Drive Ithaca, NY 14850


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A Message from Ken & Harriet Adams:

We have had the pleasure of serving you, your family, and your friends for the last 50 years. We would like to extend our gratitude for your business and our concerns for your health. We hope you are taking care and being protected during this pandemic.

Thanks to our daughter, Vanessa, and our staff for the wonderful job they are doing keeping everyone safe. We are still open though some of our hours and procedures may be modified. Please call or text our office for up-to-date information. All CDC guidelines will be in place for your safety and for ours.

If there is anything we can do for you, you are welcome to call or text our office at 607-272-1566 to schedule an appointment for any of our cleaning services.

We are thinking of you and your family. Be well & stay safe.

Ken & Harriet

Vanessa & ABC Crew