Cleaning tips for clothing and fabrics during Coronavirus Posted on March 25, 2020 under Blog, Cleaning Tips. | no comments.
As a nation, we are all taking precautions to help ensure the health and safety of others as we deal with these uncertain times. The health and wellbeing of our customers and our employees are our top priority.
According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), transmission of Covid-19, or Coronavirus, occurs much more commonly through respiratory droplets than through objects or materials, such as clothes, utensils, and furniture. However, there is evidence to suggest that coronavirus may remain viable for hours to days on surfaces made from a variety of materials.
There are still so many unknowns that it is important to be proactive and take precautions that could help reduce your risk. At Champion Cleaners, we are following recommendations from health officials and CDC guidelines to help protect customers and employees.
Laundry and dry-cleaning services are designed to thoroughly clean clothes and kill germs, viruses and molds. According to the CDC, dry cleaning is effective at killing most viruses and bacteria during the drying phase of dry cleaning, hot water wash at 160 degrees and during pressing or steaming clothing with a hot steam press. The exact temperature and time required to kill this virus, however, is still unknown.
You can reduce your exposure to others by using our pick-up and delivery services in Estero, Bonita Springs and Naples. You can sign up on our website, download our app to schedule service or call us at 239-598-1555.
We have also taken additional steps to keep our employees and environment safe by increasing cleaning and sanitizing our store as well as our delivery vans. Employees follow strict hygienic measures, washing their hands and using sanitizer frequently. They are wiping down the counters and other surfaces frequently. Delivery drivers wash their hands frequently and keep our vans clean by using disinfectant and other cleaning solutions.
Professional laundry service is superior to home cleaning but there are some measures you can take to reduce your risk. You should keep your clothes, bedding and linens clean. You may be able to use bleach or disinfectants with an EPA-registered household disinfectant on some materials. These disinfectants meet EPA’s criteria for use against COVID-19. If you feel you need to launder your clothes and households here are some tips.
Here are some tips from the CDC for cleaning clothing, towels & other items, including carpeted floors, rugs and drapes.
- Wear disposable gloves.
- Wash hands with soap and water as soon as you remove the gloves.
- Do not shake dirty laundry.
- Launder items according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
- Washing in hot water (160 degrees) for at least 25 minutes and dry items completely,
You can follow the latest on the virus from the CDC on their website.
The information on Coronavirus is evolving and we are diligent about monitoring CDC guidance. As we monitor the situation, we will continue to make adjustments as needed. We are confident in our services and follow up-to-date guidelines and recommendations to sanitize your garments.
Champion Cleaners has served Southwest Florida for more than 18 years. We are proud to be your trusted dry cleaner and will continue to make your health and safety our top priority. Please feel free to call us with any questions. Call 239-598-1555.