Overview The stovetop sanitise method is appropriate for delicate items, such as wool or silk, which need sanitising but cannot be put through high heat or chlorine bleach. For effective thermal sanitisation, you need temperatures of 65°C (149°F) for 10 minutes or 71°C (160°F) for 3 minutes. There are two options to this method. One … Continue reading Stovetop Sanitise
Mould can be effectively and safely removed from textiles using chlorine bleach or high heat. Salvaging mouldy items prevents landfill and saves money.
Long warm to hot washes with quality detergent and oxygen bleach is enough to make laundry safe from viruses, and from all but the most stubborn bacteria.
We do not recommend laundry sanitiser products that contain benzalkonium chloride, as it is environmentally problematic and can irritate the skin.
This method is a long hot wash with detergent and chlorine bleach. Suitable for use in early childhood education and family daycare centers.
Our new Chlorine Bleach Sanitise page consolidates the Front Loader, Top Loader and Small Scale sanitise calculators.
Most Front Loader washing machines have a 90/95°C sanitise cycle. This is an effective method for sanitising nappies and bouncing ammonia.
Chlorine bleach oxidises and removes certain stains easily. The Clean Cloth Nappies™ Sanitise chlorine bleach table provides the correct quantities to use.
Strip washing is simply washing or soaking. It is a weak oxidation process, which removes some soiling, but does not sanitise. Chlorine bleach is able to remove minor stains, major stains, oxidise ammonia and sanitise against certain pathogens. You don’t need to strip wash because chlorine bleach is a far superior oxidiser.
There is no need to ‘strip’ cloth nappies. We recommend sanitising in dilute bleach followed by a short wash to remove any remaining chlorine.
Chlorine bleach and 90/95°C sanitise cycles both oxidise ammonia. The Clean Cloth Nappies sanitise methods provide directions and calculate chlorine bleach quantities.
Chlorine bleach (standard household bleach) can remove minor stains, major stains, oxidise ammonia and sanitise against certain pathogens.