Coronavirus: Experts says wash clothes at 60 degrees to kill COVID-19 |

Taking the correct precautions during these times is extremely important. Coronavirus can easily spread from human-to-human and our every day habits could be putting us at added risk of not only contracting the infection but also further spreading it. According to experts, this is the correct way to wash your clothes to reduce your risk. 

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Experts at cleaning and laundry company Dr Beckman have advised how to correctly wash your clothes to ensure you are reducing your risk of spreading Covid-19.

As the UK continues to self-isolate, the cleaning experts say household linen, towel and underwear should all be washed at a temperature of 60°C to help reduce the spread of germs.

Spokeswoman for Dr Beckman, Susan Fermor said: “There’s a common misconception that people should wash on the hottest possible setting to kill bacteria, but it’s unnecessary.

“Tests have proven that washing your clothes at 60°C, with a good detergent, is perfectly adequate to kill bacteria.

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“Most people leave clothes and household items until a pile has built up before “There’s also a tendency for people to wash at 40 degrees on a quick wash cycle, which we don’t recommend. “Under current circumstances, we would recommend that you do 60-degree washes, more regularly, as soon as clothes have been worn.”The NHS explains germs can be spread from person to person or by touching unclean equipment or surfaces. 

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The NHS added: “Germs can be spread from person to person or by touching unclean equipment or surfaces.

“To stop the spread of germs, focus your efforts on cleaning areas in the house  where germs are more likely to spread, such as the kitchen and toilet.

“Use either soap and hot water to rinse the germs away, or a disinfectant to kill them.

“Make sure you dry surfaces such as worktops and chopping boards thoroughly after cleaning.

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“Dampness helps any remaining germs to survive and if there’s enough water, multiply.

“You should clean germ hotspots on a regular basis after use, rather than the customary once-a-week deep clean.

“Cleaning aids, such as cloths or mops, must be germ-free or they’ll spread germs to other surfaces.

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