Safety in Doing Laundry at Laundromats

Safety in Doing Laundry at Laundromats

It is unlikely for the threat of coronavirus to subside anytime soon. Even after a year, health experts are still warning the public to practice safety measures. But, the need to visit the nearest laundromat does not also slow down, and those who do not have washers at home have to go out for laundry. 

Several businesses have closed their doors during the pandemic. But, laundry services have remained their doors open to provide people in need of their service. Despite this, people are hesitant to go out as several people might be at their local laundromat. That’s why some laundry businesses offer laundry delivery service.

However, if your laundromat does not offer this service, you have to keep yourself safe doing laundry at their shop.

Safety Tips When Doing Laundry

Laundry business owners know that their clients are hesitant when it comes to going out of their homes. That’s why it is crucial for business owners to cater to the needs of their clients. 

Laundry service personnel frequently clean high-touch surfaces with disinfectants to reduce virus transmission. In addition to going to a laundromat that cares for its clients, there are a few things you can do to keep yourself and others protected. 

  • Observe social distancing. It is important to maintain a 6-feet distance among other people in the laundromat. If you can drop off your laundry and have the staff do it, it is best to have this option. But, if they do not have a wash and fold service, call the laundry shop ahead of time to ask several people at bay. You can visit the laundry shop at a less busy time.
  • Wear a disposable mask. The fact that you are handling dirty laundry puts you in potential exposure to germs. What more if you are doing it at a laundry shop where there are several people around. Wear a disposable face mask to keep yourself protected from the virus, as it is spread through respiratory droplets. 
  • Use contactless payment options. Most laundry services offer contactless payments. You do not have to worry about touching cash, and it eliminates the need for cash exchange. Laundry shops load their payment onto their phones and pay for their services using their QR code. 

Last but not least, wash your hands often. Soap and water is the most powerful method to sanitize, but it is not available at the laundry shop. Bring your alcohol or hand sanitizer. 

However, if your laundromat offers a laundry delivery service, you can protect the laundromat workers by setting aside the laundry for 2 days before setting an appointment. Put your dirty laundry inside a bag. The same as when you received the laundry bag of your clean laundry, set it aside for a couple of days. That’s why if you have an important event to go to and you need your clothes, make an appointment days ahead. In this way, you are making yourself and your household safe.

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Nicolas Desjardins

Hello everyone, I am the main writer for SIND Canada. I've been writing articles for more than 10 years and I like sharing my knowledge. I'm currently writing for many websites and newspapers. All my ideas come from my very active lifestyle, every day I ask myself hundreds of questions to doctors, specialists, and physicians. I always keep myself very informed to give you the best information. In all my years as a computer scientist made me become an incredible researcher. I believe that any information should be free, we want to know more every day because we learn every day. Most of our medical sources come from Canada.ca and government research. You can contact me on our forum or by email at info@sind.ca.

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