Scrubbing Your Scrubs: How to Properly Clean and Launder Your Scrubs

Scrubbing Your Scrubs: How to Properly Clean and Launder Your Scrubs

When working in the medical field, it’s inevitable that you (and your scrubs) will be exposed to bacteria, infections, and other potentially harmful substances. Your scrubs do a wonderful job at protecting your skin and clothes from exposure, but keeping your uniform sanitary for each shift is essential for your health, and the health of your patients.

From pre-treating, to washing, to ironing and wearing, your scrubs deserve special treatment. Below, we offer a few handy tips to help you properly launder and care for your medical scrubs.

Tips for Laundering Your Scrubs

  1. Pre-Treat Stains Quickly

Spills and accidents are bound to happen, but you’ll never know when! For your convenience, try keeping a stain remover stick on hand. Handle stains and spills as quickly as possible, and soak your scrubs before washing. This will give you a better chance at removing the stain. Try a using ammonia, vinegar, hydrogen peroxide, or baking soda.

  1. Wash Scrubs Separately

Your scrubs should be treated with extra care and attention to detail, so wash them separately from other laundry. This will preserve your scrubs’ colors and patterns, prevent the spread of bacteria, and ensure that your scrubs are receiving a thorough wash.

  1. Avoid Using the Dryer

If possible, hang your scrubs to dry. This will preserve the scrubs’ fabric and also keep them looking crisp and new!

  1. Use a Hot Iron

A hot iron will kill any remaining bacteria that might’ve made it through the wash and dry cycle. Your scrubs will look like new: bright, crisp, and fresh.

Why not start with a set of high-quality, durable scrubs? At Blue Sky Co. we offer medical uniforms that are professional, yet comfortable. You’ll feel confident, yet relaxed. To learn more, visit our website and browse our many styles and collections of scrubs and scrub hats!