Micro Prevention Applications: Laundry Room

The phrase ‘don’t air out your dirty laundry’ originates from the desire to keep dirty laundry hidden and out of sight from visitors to avoid embarrassment, but it could be what is hiding from you in your very own laundry room that is actually more disgusting. You might be surprised to know that your “cleaning room” is likely not that clean after all. Luckily, Microban® antimicrobial and odor control technology offers solutions to assist in all areas of this room to target everything from mold prevention to scent control. 

We typically take on the chore of laundry or cleaning because we desire a clean home, but are we actually getting it? Let’s take a look at the laundry list of micro prevention hotspots in your home you might not know exist.

Micro Prevention in Laundry

While we may relish the sense of comfort that comes from a pile of freshly laundered clothes, that may all be in vain. Studies have shown that your laundry may actually be even dirtier after you wash it, because experts say washing machines can be teeming with bacteria. Some of this can be offset early on with Microban antimicrobial and odor control technology built into the clothing itself – but likely not everything you own will benefit from this micro prevention protection, so we also need to take a look at the machines themselves.

Antimicrobial Technology in the Wash Cycle

Many washing machines – especially the front-loading kind – put out an unpleasant smell from time to time. When this occurs it often signals the need for mold prevention, as this can be caused by mold or mildew that builds up around the rubber seal that lines the door of the machine. A simple solution for this problem would be to leave the door open after using the washing machine in order to let it air out in hopes that this will handle the mold prevention efforts. However, the best solution is to use Microban built-in antimicrobial technology that protects against the growth of stain and odor causing bacteria, mildew and mold. Read about the new Microban antimicrobial and anti-odor technological breakthrough for appliance gaskets.

Cleaning Machines and the Ongoing Antimicrobial Battle

Along with the micro prevention that comes with laundry and washing machines, there is another antimicrobial battleground to consider when thinking about all the cleaning machines that are typically stored in the laundry room. Everything from vacuums, steamers, mops, brooms, and wash rags are also stored in this same small area. While these are all wonderful staples of cleaning, they also manage to pick up a lot of dirt and residue themselves, and are likely to deposit it back where they are stored if they are not cleaned. A built-in Microban antimicrobial technology application will work continuously to create an inhospitable environment for the growth of bacteria, and therefore can keep these cleaning machines cleaner and fresher for longer so they can do their job without adding to the problem.

At Microban we provide a wide variety of different antimicrobial and odor control technologies to our partners that help make the laundry room a much cleaner environment. All of our micro prevention and mold killer solutions are closely regulated by the EPA and registered for specific product use. Regardless of the application, whether you’re focused on laundry or utility needs, Microban works with you to develop customized micro prevention solutions.

To learn more about our antimicrobial technology for your laundry room, contact us today