DID YOU KNOW YOUR WASH MACHINE MAY NOT BE KILLING THE GERMS ON YOUR CLOTHES?
One germy item in the washing machine will spread to 90% of the other items.
When it comes to molds or organisms that cause Colds, Flu and Stomach Flu most of them will survive the wash cycle. Don’t bother doubling up on your detergent, excessive detergent can build up on clothing and lock in bacteria and odors.
Hot water is most often 10 degrees colder when it arrives at your machine. In washing terms, hot water is 130 degrees Fahrenheit. Warm water is generally 90 to 110 degrees Fahrenheit.
Researchers from University College of London conducted experiments, which showed washing uniforms in residential machines with water temperature of 140 degrees Fahrenheit was enough to kill MRSA from hospital uniforms.
Most hot water heaters are set at 140 degrees Fahrenheit, but if you have children or older adults in your house, they are less likely to get scalded by water from the tap at 120 degrees Fahrenheit.