5 Best Ways to Care for Your Scrubs - Blog - Infectious Clothing
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It is so important to know how to properly care and wash your medical scrubs. Proper care will allow your scrubs to keep their shape and colour for longer. However most importantly it lowers the chance of cross contamination.
We are so grateful for every healthcare worker who is working so hard to keep us all safe. We love our amazing community of professionals and we cannot thank you enough.
At Infectious Clothing Company we sell a range of hot wash scrubs that are designed to wash at high temperatures. Studies show that scrubs need to be laundered at 60C to effectively kill any virus. These industrial strength scrubs are tough and built to stand the test of time!
Which scrubs can be hot washed?
Check out our hot wash scrubs page here. The Dickies Genuine Industry scrubs are specifically made from 80% polyester and 20% cotton mechanical stretch twill. These industrial strength scrubs have been wash tested 75 times at 70C. The Dickies range offers retail-like styling with the comfort and protection that healthcare workers require.
The WonderWink W123 range of scrubs is made from a 100% microfiber poly 4-way stretch fabric. This fabric can withstand a warm wash and is shrink, fade and wrinkle resistant. You will stay fresh and dry with its moisture wicking and quick drying properties. These are just a few of the reasons why people love the W123 range.
What temperature to wash your scrubs at?
The experts in the industry recommend that scrubs are to be washed at 60 degrees celsius. This is to kill any germs including the COVID-19 virus.
Can I tumble dry my scrubs?
Yes you can but only on the lowest setting. If you are able to line dry your scrubs this is also recommended. The heat from dryers can cause the scrubs to fade which is why the lowest setting is recommended.
Should I wear gloves while handling my dirty scrubs?
It is recommended that wearing gloves while handling your dirty scrubs prevents the transfer of germs.
Here is our 5 step scrub laundry process
Step 1 - Initial Wash
We recommend that you first put your scrubs through a cold wash before wearing them for the first time
Step 2 - Pre-treat Stains
Treat stains as soon as you can, the earlier the better! It is recommended to soak the stains overnight if possible.
Step 3 - Separate your washing
Remember to always wash your scrubs separately from your regular clothing to avoid any cross-contamination. Always keep your dirty scrubs in a separate washing basket so as to not cross-contaminate your non-work clothes or your family's garments.
Step 4 - Turn them inside out
To keep your colours vibrant, turn your scrubs inside out when washing and drying them. This will help to keep the colours brighter for longer.
Step 5 - Use vinegar
Adding one cup of white vinegar in with your scrubs helps to loosen any dirt and to kill bacteria. It also helps to fight odour and soften the fabric. It really is a win-win.
Check out the Infectious Scrub Care guide below. Feel free to download it and even print it out to hang next to your washing machine!
Thank you Infectious for giving us expert advice for washing our medical uniforms and scrubs. You guys are so knowledgable and keep giving healthcare workers the information that they need. No wonder your customer service is famous amongst doctors, nurses, dentists, vets and beauty workers. Loving the "intensive care" customer service that you provide. A very happy customer