Laundry care during the COVID-19 pandemic

“Experts continue to learn about the COVID-19 every day. Data tells us that transmission of coronavirus occurs much more commonly through respiratory droplets than through objects or materials that are likely to carry infection, such as clothes, utensils, and furniture. Still, people want to take the precaution of cleaning clothes and bed linens to be certain. But can you be 100 percent sure washing your clothes and bed linens at home can safely accomplish that?

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) advises that washing clothes with detergent is sufficient to control viruses. Though if you want to sanitize your clothing, laundering in hot water, 160ºF and with chlorine bleach is the most effective method. Similarly, the CDC also advises that the dry cleaning process, which includes cleaning and pressing, is effective on most viruses.”

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When doing your laundry whether you’re at home or at a laundrymat, make sure you’re not putting in too much detergent or bleach. While it’s understandable that you want to take no chances with COVID-19 remaining on your clothing, you also don’t want to damage your clothing. Hot water during the wash process and/or normal heat or greater when drying, should effectively kill the coronavirus. If you have delicates that must tumble dry, you should handle with care and store for several days.

At My Pilgrim Cleaners we’re dedicated to providing our customers a safe envirnoment for their laundry needs. We advise all of our patrons to practice safe social distancing. If you have any questions feel free to contact us at (612) 861-1697 or view our laundry services.


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