Can COVID-19 live on our clothes?
Can COVID-10 live on our clothes?
According to the World Health Organization, the coronavirus (COVID 19) can can live on surfaces and materials such as the clothes that you wear.
What is the effect of the GreenEarth cleaning solvent that is used by Jeeves on garments that are contaminated by COVID-19? Here are some facts that addresses the issue:
- Because GreenEarth's pure D5 dry cleaning fluid has the highest flash point of any of the alternative solvents (76°C), the GreenEarth dry cleaning process allows the clothes to be dried at the highest drying temperature, which is 70°C.
- Additionally, the amount of inactivation is a logarithmic function of the amount of time the temperature is applied. The standard drying time at 70°C in the GreenEarth Cleaning process is more than 30 minutes, enough time to inactivate most of the viruses shown.
- Given the information available at this point in time, because GreenEarth dries at the highest temperature for the longest period of time, we believe it is fair for you to make the representation that while we do not know the specific behavior of the COVID-19 virus yet, if it behaves similarly to other viruses that have been tested, the GreenEarth process is the most effect dry cleaning method available to inactivate bacteria and viruses and to potentially inactivate the COVID-19 virus as well.
We encourage you to disinfect your garments with hot water and detergent at home. When in doubt, let the experts at Jeeves Manila sterilise and clean your special garments, especially items that can not be wet washed, when the Enhanced Community Quarantine is lifted. In the meantime, isolate and store them temporarily in plastic containers.