How to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19 While Doing Laundry

Simple Steps to Take to Protect Yourself From Coronavirus


It’s clear that the outbreak of COVID-19 has disrupted our entire lives, from working to grocery shopping. If you live with someone who is sick or at high-risk, it’s especially important to adhere to hygiene and safety practices. Laundering clothes and linens is particularly important, albeit frequently overlooked. To make sure you’re cleaning your clothes, towels, and sheets effectively at your Chula Vista laundromat, take a look at these tips.


Separate contaminated laundry

Although experts can’t be certain how long the new coronavirus remains infectious on clothes and other fabrics, early research shows it can stay on some surfaces for up to 72 hours. If you’re caring for someone in the house who is sick or you’re cleaning the clothes of someone who may have been exposed to the virus when they are out of the house, keep these contaminated clothes in a separate laundry bin until it’s time to do the wash.


Use your detergent of choice

Wash contaminated clothes and linens as you normally would, but choose to select the warmest appropriate water setting for the items. Use the same detergent as you normally would to avoid introducing potential irritants. Dry all of the materials thoroughly on a hot cycle, if possible.


Use the right amount of soap

Use the recommended amount of soap when washing your belongings. Too much soap can create excess suds and allow grime to build up in the fabric.


Wash your hands

Wash your hands after touching dirty clothes and loading them into the machine. Use soap and warm water and scrub your hands for 20 seconds before and after handling the laundry.


Sanitize high-touch surfaces

After you put the laundry in the washer, disinfect surfaces in the laundry area that may have become contaminated by the virus, such as the washing machine door handle and buttons. It’s also a good idea to wipe down the inside of the washing machine and dryer before and after loading any clothes.


At Fresh & Clean Laundry, we are open and ready to help. Whether you need to use our jumbo machines for a faster clean, a drop off laundry service, or a laundry delivery service, we have you covered. Our assistants are ready with sanitizer and our machines are ready with contactless payments. Contact us today for more information.

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