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How to Take Care of Your Medical Scrubs
Monday, August 6, 2018
You’ve just purchased some crisp, new scrubs, but you know
they’ll start to show signs of wear if not cared for properly. Learning how to properly wash and care for
your scrubs will keep them looking better and lasting longer!
Here are some tips on
caring for your medical scrubs:
1. Wash in the
correct temperatureMedical scrubs often come in 100% cotton, 100% polyester, or
more commonly, in a combination of cotton and polyester. In some cases there
are also blends including rayon and spandex. 100% cotton scrubs should be
washed in cold water, along with 100% polyester. Combination material scrubs should
be washed in warm water.
2. Add ½ cup white
distilled vinegarAdding white distilled vinegar to your load will help to set
colors and prevent bleeding. The vinegar also acts as a natural disinfectant,
which we all know just how much bacteria can accumulate on your uniform after
wearing them all day.
3. Turn scrubs inside
outBefore adding your nursing scrubs into your wash, turn them
inside out. When different fabrics rub against each other while in the wash
cycle, fading occurs. By turning the scrubs inside out you can protect them
4. Avoid hot waterAlthough you want to wash your Sanibel
Scrubs lab coats in warm water, it is important to avoid soaking any of your medical wardrobe in hot water. Hot
water actually sets in stains that may have gathered throughout the day.
5. Line dry your
scrubs when possibleThe heat from the dryer can shrink or fade your medical
scrubs. If you do need to use the dryer, put it on the lowest tumble dry
setting your machine offers.
Polyester and cotton blends typically resist wrinkles but if
you do happen to need to iron your scrubs be sure to use a low heat setting as
you could melt the synthetic polyester material with too much heat.
Sanibel Scrubs specializes in medial scrubs, lab coats, and
other medical wardrobe for both men and women. As a private label brand, we are
able to offer you the best quality and best prices. We understand what you
expect from your uniforms and it's our goal to provide it. View our scrubs today and Escape the Ordinary.
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