The COVID-19 situation continues to change daily, and I know that you are looking to maximize your cleanliness in your laundry. Your NLE team has been looking into ways to keep you and your customers safe. It turns out, that doing laundry is an extremely important step in staying away from illness.
First thing first, if you have a validated ozone system that pumps ozone into your wash wheel, you are ahead of the game. Ozone kills viruses, and will effectively remove COVID-19 in the wash wheel, along with bacteria as resistant as C. Diff. We have sold quite a few of the San-03-Wash systems over the last few years, and we use them in our laundromats ourselves. Our laundries showed a marked improvement in sales because of the removal of the “laundromat” smell and the feeling of a true sanitary clean.
We understand, though, that these systems are expensive, so we wanted to offer a few tips to keep your laundry as clean as possible if you are unable to install the ozone system. It turns out that the rinse cycle is key to removing germs and viruses. Unfortunately, unless you are using 200 ppm bleach or 140 degree water (you are likely doing neither in a vended laundromat), you probably are not killing much in your wash wheel. So, you need to surround those bugs with detergent and flush them down the drain. For the time being, we suggest you use a high level rinse cycle, and add an extract between wash and rinse. If possible, you may even want to add an additional rinse cycle to make sure the machine has the most possible chance to flush the virus down the drain.
Tony Vis, our Alliance Laundry Systems representative, was kind enough to send this helpful video on helping people safely processing laundry. Please give it a peek and let us know if we can help in any way! Check out the link to watch the video! https://www-kron4-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/www.kron4.com/health/sanitize-your-clothes-to-help-prevent-illness/amp/
Keep ‘em turning