To combat COVID-19 we are currently including disinfection with all our services for no additional cost.
This post describes our disinfection service in brief. A more detailed webpage will be available soon.
For all the items we receive from our customers we now ensure that we perform disinfection using at least one of the following methods: Dry Cleaning, Hot Water Laundering, Warm/Cold Water Laundering and Steam Pressing.
Here’s how the different processes disinfect:
Steam Pressing: The steam used on our presses and formers is set at 185 degrees, over 3 x the temperature the WHO states is required to kill viruses and bacteria. Items that would normally be hand ironed will be now be processed on a steam press or former, prior to being hand finished.
Hot Water Laundering: To achieve disinfection a minimum temperature/time of 65 degrees for 10 minutes or 71 degrees for 3 minutes must be maintained. In order to maintain this temperature for this time we use our more advanced commercial washers with programmable steam injection.
Warm/Cold Water Laundering: When washing at a low temperature, a commercial disinfectant (peracetic acid) is added in the washing process.
Dry Cleaning: For items that will not be pressed we have the option of using a partners Green Earth dry cleaning system whose higher temperature drying cycles exceed the temperature/time levels required to disinfect.
With COVID-19 being a novel or new virus – it is not possible to 100% guarantee disinfection using the above or any other methods. However, the above methods are known to disinfect all other known viruses and bacteria and exceed WHO guidelines.
Should you require more information please do not hesitate to contact us.