Viruses, bacteria & germs: cleaning up after an illness?
After illness, you should wash textiles such as tea towels, cleaning cloths as well as towels, face cloths, bed linen and underwear at at least 60 degrees with a strong detergent containing water from Bleach. Additional hygienic rinsers are not necessary. Lower washing temperatures are usually sufficient for normal outerwear.
The water temperature and type of detergent are important not only for removing dirt, but also for getting rid of bacteria, viruses and the like. So that no biofilm with settled microorganisms forms in the washing machine, it is advisable to run the machine once a week on the warm wash cycle at least 60 degrees.