We are quite habited of putting our clothes in the washing machine, pouring detergent powder and thinking our clothes are now clean. We are also confident after we give our clothes to the laundry. But clean is not hygienic, this is merely a fallacy. Cleaning means removal of dirt while retaining hygiene means deep cleaning, getting rid of dirt, bacteria and pathogens. Clean clothing is therefore not necessarily hygienic. A high washing temperature and washing chemicals can deeply clean the garments but the risk is always there. Hygienic clothes means when the clothes are cleaned not only perfectly but ensuring there are no germs or smell.
However, now a maximum number of people are opting for the cleaning mechanism that offers not only cleaning by hygienic clean clothes. Retaining hygiene practice ensures the overall health of the family. Detergents that are used in Laundry helps in retaining good hygiene by getting deep into the clothes and cleaning the grease, stains, dirt and soils. In a normal situation, simply following the care label of the items and the instructions mentioned on the detergent will give you the requisite results.
Some of the laundry items that need extra Hygiene and care
For the items that get dirty easily and quickly and has more germs like kitchen towels, bed linen, towels or items of a sick person, underwear with faeces etc, experts suggest a more targeted approach.
Do you know germs are present in the washing machine also? It can be a big source of causing infection. As the germs enter into the water and laundry, they can create biofilms that get stick to the machine especially in plastic areas of the machine like the detergent drawer. The germs can get detached while rinsing and contaminate clothes in the wash.
If you are getting musty smells from clothes after washing, this means there are germs. The germs also grow by feeding sweat residues. It can also cause unpleasant smells and odours, particularly if the clothes are left damp for a maximum period. It is advised to regularly clean your washing machine.
How We Can Remove the Germs and Ensure Hygienically clean clothes?
The hygienic clothes are retained with the right combination of temperature, best quality laundry products and proper mechanism. Heat kills germs and improves the efficiency of laundry products. Keep the temperature to 60°C to wash the clothes. Many people opt to reduce the temperature to 30-40 degrees C to reduce the energy costs, which allows for the growth of germs. If you tend to wash the clothes at less temperature, you can try to offset this by keeping wash time for a longer period or using antibacterial properties.
Tips For Hygienic cleanliness
Wash the clothes or items at least 60°C temperature, with a bleach-based detergent and standard wash cycle. You can include in it sports clothing, nappies, dish towels, pet blankets or bedding.
For the items that you cannot wash with bleach or at high temperatures, it is advised that you prewash by soaking in cold water with a non-bleach detergent. Then wash your clothes at 30 to 40 degrees temperature.
The laundry task is boring for many, so we
take it casually. But it is a must for ensuring the health of the family. These
are small tips but very crucial. In the laundry services, the clothes are
washed to perfectness and with proper hygiene and care of the health.