People around the world have come together to fight this highly contagious viral infection called Corona. It is important and imperative that we all pull out all the stops to prevent the virus from spreading. As previously mentioned, social distancing and hygiene practices such as frequent hand washing and sneezing in tissue are some of the ways to address this unprecedented problem. In this article (How to Disinfect Your Home During a Corona Virus Pandemic), we all learned how to effectively disinfect and disinfect our home and environment. In this post we will explain how clothes can be disinfected during a corona virus pandemic. Let's learn why it is important to disinfect clothes and how to do it correctly:
Why disinfect clothes during a corona virus pandemic?
Most flu viruses, including corona viruses, can cling to hard surfaces such as metal, cardboard, and steel surfaces for up to two to three days, and to soft surfaces such as clothing for a few hours a day. Although we've learned the importance of disinfecting and washing hands frequently, we often overlook a few things that could be a potential breeding ground for germs – yes, we're talking about the phone and clothing. If you venture outside, you are likely to bring back pathogens that are likely to have settled on your clothing. There is no concrete evidence that viruses settle on clothing, but it is better to be on the safe side than to apologize and practice clothing disinfection. Please keep in mind that regular cleaning of clothes prevents the spread of the disease, as it is believed that the virus lives on clothes for up to three days.
Clothes that you should disinfect:
1. Wear clothes every day.
3. Bed linen
5. Face scarf that you normally use to cover your face.
How is corona virus transmitted?
The corona virus is believed to come from animals. However, the virus is transmitted between people from droplets released by coughing and sneezing and, of course, by shaking hands. The virus can also settle on hard and soft surfaces such as clothing and shoes. That is why disinfection of everything is essential and urgently required.
To disinfect clothing during a corona virus pandemic:
- Always separate your inner clothing from your outer clothing when washing or washing clothes. Separate clothes you wear inside from clothes you wear outside into separate laundry bags. Store the laundry bag with outer clothing outside the house.
- Store the clothes you were wearing in a laundry bag beforehand and change them to a separate set. Don't forget to leave your shoes outside. You can also just leave the outerwear in a laundry bag for a day or two if you don't want to wash it right away.
- Put on a mask and a pair of disposable gloves when washing.
- It is strongly recommended to regularly disinfect laundry bags in which clothes have been kept.
- Simply use the right amount of detergent powder for washing, as too much detergent can trap the virus in clothing. Use just the right amount.
- The heat setting of 30 degrees Celsius is not enough to kill the virus. Use a heat setting of 60 ° C or higher as corona virus is not heat resistant.
- All normal cleaning agents are sufficient to kill the virus. However, only a cap with a disinfectant like Dettol liquid would help.
- Use a washing machine timer of at least 45 minutes to effectively disinfect clothes.
- According to the Center for Disease Control, flu viruses are killed by heat above 75 degrees. Therefore, use hot water and detergents when washing clothes by hand.
- Steaming clothes with iron also ensures that your clothes are completely free of viruses or pathogens.
- If you wash clothes with your hands, use water that is as hot as possible and dry the clothes in direct sunlight, as UV rays kill viruses and bacteria.
Additional tips for disinfecting clothes:
- Dip the clothes in hot water and let them soak in a detergent for at least 45 minutes before washing them, for extra safety while washing the clothes by hand.
- You can also put a few drops of Dettol in the bucket of water you soaked your clothes in.
- Don't forget to disinfect washing machines regularly. Pour a cup of white vinegar directly into the machine and choose a setting of 60 degrees Celsius for at least 30 minutes.
- Spraying chlorine or other disinfectant while wearing clothing can be harmful to your health.
- You can also use the washing machine with bleach and then with clothes and detergents. But running your clothes over high heat and then turning them would kill bacteria and viruses.
We hope that we can describe in detail all the tips you need to disinfect your clothes. Protect yourself, practice social distancing.
How to disinfect and clean your home for corona virus