How To Disinfect Your Clothes Properly
Doing your laundry can be tricky business at the best of times. Is this jacket machine washable? Can I tumble dry this item? What temperature would be ideal to get that coffee stain off your work blouse? Throw Covid-19 into the mix and you’ve got an even more baffling situation. While we cannot stress the importance of washing hands enough, we would also like to suggest some best practices for dry cleaning during COVID 19 and to keep your clothes clean and virus free.
- Wash your clothes after every use (even a short grocery store trip). If the virus is on your clothes, once they have been cleaned it cannot be transferred.
- Do not shake or fluff your clothes before putting them in the washing machine. This poses the risk of the virus contaminating the air.
- Run your laundry cycles in hot water. However, be sure to read the garment’s care label instructions to prevent damage. The Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggests using the warmest appropriate water setting and drying items completely.
- If you are washing clothes or linen for someone who has Covid-19, wearing disposable gloves is highly recommended. Put on the gloves before loading the machine, throw them away after and be sure to thoroughly wash your hands.
Is Dry Cleaning Safe During The Pandemic?
Yes. At Gold Dry Cleaners we are taking all precautions the CDC has recommended to control the spread of coronavirus. These include the following:
- We sanitize all hard surfaces and frequently touched areas in our store and factory multiple times during the day. These include door handles, machine knobs as well as tables and chairs.
- Socially distant deliveries are possible by leaving your order in a safe place.
- All drivers are wearing a mask and gloves.
- The delivery vans are deep cleaned at the end of every working day to ensure maximum protection.
- All dry cleaned and laundered garments will be covered in plastic covers. Please recycle covers after delivery.