Hygienic textile washing

Normal machine washing is not always enough when cleaning textiles – in some situations, such as in the case of viral infections, extra hygiene must be ensured.

Adequate hygiene for textiles in health care can be assured by separately using CE-marked Erisan Oxy+ disinfectant, and using Kiilto Oxy Wash washing booster for other purposes.

When using Kiilto Oxy Wash washing booster, only half the recommended dose of the main detergent is used. If a separate washing booster is not used in washing, the laundry must be washed at a temperature of 90 °C to ensure the necessary standard of hygiene.

Similar textiles should be washed together, and microfibre textiles should always be washed separately from other laundry. Follow the instructions for filling the machine. When handling dirty laundry, wear disposable gloves and use respiratory protection to avoid viral infection. Remove protective gloves in the correct manner, and practise good hand hygiene by washing your hands carefully with warm water and soap. Dry your hands well after washing, and remember to use moisturiser.

Before removing the washed laundry from the machine, disinfect the washing machine door and seals with Kiilto Desichlor or Kiilto Klorilli at a dosage of 1,000 ppm. Always handle washed textiles using clean disposable gloves.

If it is not possible to handle dirty laundry in separate premises from clean laundry, ensure regular disinfection of the surfaces after handling both dirty and clean laundry. This helps ensure that surfaces will not contaminate already washed textiles.