How to Process Laundry to Disinfecting Germs & Bacteria
We all hope that no one from our family & friends should become ill with bacterial or viral infections or even a bad cold. But when it happens, it is important to prevent the spread of the disease to others in the household.
Research shows that it is rare to become infected from handling biologically infected garments, even medical scrubs. However, until these clothes and bed linens are washed or dry cleaned, you are encouraged to wear disposable rubber gloves when handling soiled laundry and discard the gloves after use.
How to Use Laundry Disinfectants for a Healthier You
Transmission of most viruses and bacteria is from person to person or contact with body fluids and it is believed that transmission from inanimate objects, such as clothing, is extremely rare. Normal laundry procedures should be using hot water, a disinfectant product and finally, a high heat machine drying cycle. These steps kill any virus in question.
- When someone is ill, opt for white 100 percent cotton sheets. Why? They may be boring but are easy to disinfect with hot water. Sheets that are bright colors and a synthetic blend cannot stand up to the rigors of disinfecting chemicals.
- One of the best things you can do to protect yourself is to wear rubber gloves when handling soiled laundry. At the very least, keep the sheets away from your face and body.
- Always wash the linen as soon as possible to prevent cross-contamination in the hamper with other clothes.
- Your washer can harbor germs and bacteria and should be cleaned regularly especially after an illness has run rampant through a household. This is especially important if you mainly use cold water for washing.
We at Laundry 360 Hope this article will help you to save your loved ones from the any kind of bacterial infections which comes through the laundry.