Here at Charleston Prestige Cleaners, our team is well aware of the concerns that you have regarding the current coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. During this uncertain time for the entire globe, it is our #1 priority to help you keep you and your family as safe as possible through our processes and CDC-backed disinfecting practices.
From the outset of the coronavirus news, we immediately increased our cleaning and sanitization of all common touch points within both our stores and cleaning facility. We continue to closely monitor and diligently follow all guidance from the CDC on personal hygiene and cleaning standards. It is through these practices that we are working together to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and other communicable diseases.
Additionally, what many individuals are unaware of is the fact that dry cleaning and professional laundry services are incredibly effective in helping fight the spread of germs and viruses, such as COVID-19. Learn more about the important role of dry cleaning services during the current coronavirus pandemic.
1 – Dry cleaning & professional laundry processes eliminate viruses: Especially when compared to home laundry cleaning methods, dry cleaning and professional laundry services are far more effective in disinfecting your clothing. Both the temperatures and chemistry used during each of these services is proven to kill germs.
In fact, our cleaning process and drying temperature are both above the temperature needed to inactivate viruses, which is 158 degrees Fahrenheit (according to the World Health Organization).
One industry source notes that “dry cleaning is able to tackle germs precisely because of the multilayered dry heat exposure of the clothing that would literally kill most organisms left in the fabric,” and that “any high heat dry cleaning or drying for about 30 minutes is the surest and most effective way to kill various bacteria and viruses.”
The CDC also states that detergent alone is an effective method for sanitizing laundry. However, at this time, we are providing the additional options of chlorine bleach and disinfectant products upon request.
2 – The CDC recommends dry cleaning for disinfecting garments: When it comes to doing your part to stop the spread of COVID-19 during this pandemic, adhering to CDC recommendations is the most reliable route.
Our claims about the effectiveness of dry cleaning and professional laundry is backed by the CDC. They have officially advised that the dry cleaning process is effective on viruses. It is through our special processes that we can make sure your clothing and household textiles are disinfected and sanitized.
3 – Pick up and delivery services make social distancing easier – Rather than going to crowded stores to purchase additional laundry supplies, you can more easily practice social distancing through our free pick up and delivery service. Not only will your clothing and household fabrics be much cleaner than with traditional washing and drying, but you will also be able to further limit your movement and exposure to crowds.
To schedule your pickup/delivery dry cleaning service, please text us at 843-532-3258. As the COVID-19 virus situation continues to unfold, we will keep you up-to-date with any operational changes if they occur. Stay safe, everyone!