Germs on clothes and towels can originate from our own bodies. We all possess bacteria on the exterior of our skin, inside our noses and inside our stomach. These are usually harmless, but some can create an infection, expressly in somebody with skin problems or cuts. Most germs cannot enter through healthy skin but may harmlessly colonise it. Washing your hands a lot is destined to be significantly more influential than clothes washing at restricting most infections.
Underwear is more prone to have germs on it than outside clothes like jumpers or trousers. Underwear may harbour germs from traces of excrement (poo) and from genital infections, such as thrush. However, you can also accumulate up germs on your exterior clothes, for example, if you nurse someone with sickness or mop up vomit. Germs can also get on outer clothing if you touch tainted food or sweep against a soiled article. Most germs can remain on fabrics for some time unless cleaned thoroughly.
Regular washing of clothes will lessen the risk of germs being spread. In some situations, clothes should be cleaned at higher than average temperatures and with a bleach-based product to decrease the transmission risk as much as feasible. If you would like a ‘hands-free’ delivery, please notify us either by phone or on our online collection form. Every delivery will be handled using protective gloves and assembled in a strict Coronavirus free environment, without exception.
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Les Alex & The Ironing Shop Team.