This short clip from CBC News highlights that a coin laundry is safe to use during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Washers self-clean during every cycle. Detergent/soap in washers & heat from dryers both kill the virus.
Do wash/sanitize your hands before & after touching shared surfaces and maintain social distance – “Keep Clean & Carry On”
Are shared laundry facilities safe to use during the pandemic?
How to use coin laundry during COVID-19
Wash and fold services, dry cleaning and using our coin laundry facility during the pandemic are safe as long as you take the regular precautions. Practice the same hygiene habits at Surf’s Up! as you would elsewhere in public places by keeping a safe distance from other people and washing your hands after contacting high-touch surfaces.
Maintain the required physical distance of 6 feet (2 metres) by following these guidelines:
- Only ONE person per household to enter the store
- Enable anyone using a machine to finish loading/unloading before you approach the machine
- Whenever possible, wait outside or in your car for your cycle to finish
- Take your clothes home to fold
Surf’s Up! currently has some limited seating available. During quiet times, there are some folding areas in low traffic areas that may be used.
Please first check with the laundry attendant on duty.
We want to make your visit as pleasant as possible while working with current restrictions.
We are keeping surfaces and carts as clean as possible but if you would like additional cleaning for your area please see the attendant.
You may want to disinfect machine handles, tables and carts yourself. Wash your hands thoroughly after touching those surfaces.
The washers self-clean after every cycle. Detergent/soap in washers & heat from dryers both deactivate the virus.
Following health recommendations, wash your hands thoroughly when you arrive home and especially before folding and putting away your clothing.
Coin Laundry Q & A on the Coronavirus
It is not clear how long the virus can live on fabric. The coronavirus is usually transmitted through respiratory droplets (from an infected person sneezing or coughing) rather than through objects and materials.
Wash your clothes regularly, especially if you are reporting to work or have been in crowded areas. If you have been in a crowded area, you may want to remove your clothing when you come into the house and put it in the laundry container or washer to be prudent.
The virus is killed by detergent and heat. It is especially vulnerable to bleach. Use the warmest washer & dryer setting that is appropriate for the clothing.
– Do not shake the clothes because doing so could launch viruses into the air.
– Follow washing instructions provided by the clothing maker, but use the warmest appropriate water setting.
– Dry everything to completion. A hot dryer setting is important.
– Clean and disinfect laundry hampers and baskets.
– The CDC has stated that clothing from affected and unaffected people can be laundered together.