How to Treat Bacterial and Viral Infections in Laundry
There is nothing like the feeling of perfectly washed laundry; we all hope that no one in our family contracts a bacterial or viral infection such as enterovirus, influenza, or a nasty cold. However, if this occurs, it is critical to prevent the sickness from spreading to other household members. Fortunately, killing bacterial and viral diseases in your laundry is straightforward.
Disinfectants for Laundry
Disinfecting your home laundry may be done cheaply, quickly, and without causing fabric damage. These four kinds of fabric-safe goods are accessible in local retailers. Follow the product’s instructions carefully and apply the required amount of disinfectant on the label.
Pine Oil Disinfectants
Pine oil disinfectants can be used on both white and colored clothes and are effective in hot and warm water. Pine-Sol, Spic-n-Span Pine, and Lysol Pine Action are some available brands. They should be added at the start of the washing machine cycle. The product must contain at least 80% pine oil to be effective.
Phenolic disinfectants can be used on both white and colored materials and are effective in hot and warm water. In most regions, Lysol disinfectant is available. If the rinse water is warm, phenolic disinfectants can be applied to the wash or rinse water.
Liquid chlorine disinfectants (sodium hypochlorite): Also known as chlorine bleach, this product can be used on white materials in hot, warm, or cold water. A sodium hypochlorite concentration of 5.25 percent to 6.15 percent is required to be effective. Read the labels carefully because not all chlorine bleach formulas are equal. Clorox and all supermarket house brands are examples of liquid chlorine bleaches.
How To Use Laundry Disinfectants
Disease transmission by inanimate objects, such as clothing, is thought to be extremely unlikely. Using hot water (100 degrees Fahrenheit or higher, with 140 degrees Fahrenheit being ideal), a disinfection agent, and a high heat machine drying cycle should be standard washing operations. Any virus should be killed by following these methods.
Choose white 100 percent cotton linens when someone is sick. Why? They’re dull, but they’re simple to disinfect with hot water. Brightly colored sheets made of a synthetic blend are not resistant to disinfectant agents.
Wearing rubber gloves when handling soiled laundry is one of the best ways to protect yourself. Keep the sheets away from your face and body at all times. Always wash the linen as soon as possible to prevent cross-contamination in the hamper with other clothes.
Getting Rid Of Laundry Stains
Medicine stains: To make taking liquid medicines more appealing, pharmacies and manufacturers add flavors and colors, but the dyes also leave stains.
Stains from ointment and salve can produce oily stains on linens and clothing. These stains should be removed as quickly as possible to avoid lasting damage. Use the edge of a spoon or dull knife. Avoid rubbing. This drives oil deeper into the fibers of the fabric.
Keep an extra set or two sheets in the sick person’s room for vomit, pee, and excrement. This will prevent you from searching for clean bedding at night. Protein stains are all handled in the same way to get rid of stains and odors. Master one and you’ve mastered everything.
Learn how to get rid of vomit stains and odors and urine stains and odors.
Bloodstains are protein stains that must be managed with the proper water temperature to avoid excessive stains. Bloodstains should be treated as soon as feasible.
Handling biologically contaminated clothes, including medical scrubs, can lead to infection. However, experts recommend handling filthy laundry with disposable rubber gloves until these clothes and bed linens are washed or dry cleaned.
After using the gloves, throw them away. To carry laundry and keep dirty linens away from your face, use a plastic laundry basket that can be washed off with disinfectant.
If you have any questions on properly cleaning your home or which cleaners would be best, give Kimberly's Kleaning Service a call by dialing 702-263-0468 and speaking to one of our team members. We will happily take care of the dirty work for you.