Our compassion goes out to all who have been affected by the outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19). The health and well- being of our team and our community is our greatest concern. It is our responsibility to stay informed and make decisions that are in line with our Mission Statement. We are committed to responding to new information as it becomes available from the CDC and local health authorities and evolving our guidance as needed for the safety of all.
STATEMENT FROM DRY CLEANING & LAUNDRY INSTITUTE (DLI)
With regard to cleaning garments from the general public, there is no need to take any special precautions at this time. The CDC advises that the dry cleaning process, which includes cleaning and pressing, is effective on most viruses. As is true with other viruses, laundering in hot water, 160 degrees F and with chlorine bleach is the most effective method for sanitizing laundry. If hot water and chlorine bleach are not safe for the items then laundering with a disinfectant product is an option. The CDC states the laundering with detergent alone is an effective method.
SANITATION OF LAUNDRY
At Munros, our standard procedure has always been and always will be to disinfect laundry. We utilize workplace safety standards that include prevention of cross contamination for clean and soiled laundry. We employ specially formulated commercial detergents along with chlorine bleach that are designed for sanitation and sterilization of garments and linens. These sanitation formulas, combined with the 160 degrees (or higher) wash water combined with the high heat drying and/or steaming, are effective sanitation, as stated above.
MAINTAINING A SAFE WORKPLACE
General standard hygienic procedures are highly recommended at this time. The risk when transporting and cleaning linen from the general public is considered very small at this point.