Sanitize your home textile
Bacteria and viruses can infect our textiles, and there is a way to fight against this contamination whenever it is needed : steam and heat.
Bacteria are microscopic, single-celled organisms that thrive in diverse environments. These organisms can live in soil, water and inside the human gut.
Humans' relationship with bacteria is complex. Sometimes bacteria lend us a helping hand, such as by curdling milk into yogurt or helping with our digestion.
In other cases, bacteria are destructive, causing diseases like pneumonia or Staphylococcus aureus infections.
A virus is an infective agent that typically consists of a nucleic acid molecule in a protein coat, It is too small to be seen by light microscopy, and is able to multiply only within the living cells of a host.
"The hepatitis B virus", Rabies, Ebola, HIV, Smallpox, Hantavirus, Influenza, Dengue, SARS-CoV, SARS-CoV-2 are all part of viruses family.
What is the persistence of viruses on textile?
Scientific research has shown that :
Influenza viruses can survive on fabrics for 18 hours¹ SARS-CoV-2 (that causes Covid-19 disease) can survive on fabrics for one day, and becomes undetectable after two days !²
And environmental conditions (such as temperature, UV exposure or humidity level) influence how long viruses can last on surfaces; for instance, they thrive in dry air and low temperature. Studies have also found that viruses are heat-sensitive : their lifespan decreases with increasing temperature.
How does the natural power of steam decontaminate textiles ?
Heat decontamination by steam and heated plate
What is steam? And how does it work?
Heated plate, how does it work?
Recommended by the french high council of public health³
The HCSP makes numerous recommendations regarding sales staff and facilities maintenance, [...] It gives two options before shelving an item that has been tried or returned by a customer: it should be stored for at least 24h, or treated by a steam generating system like a garment steamer - when the material is able to withstand the process of disinfection.
Rowenta offers solutions to efficiently inactivate bacteria & viruses
Rowenta range is designed to take care of all your clothes and household furniture quickly and easily.
Sanitize all your clothes.
Our solutions are safe on all fabrics,
even the most delicate ones like silk.
Sanitize all around your house.
From sofa, to curtains to furniture to bed linen...,
Enjoy a clean and safe environment.
Efficiency of our solutions
Our solutions have proved great effectiveness : steam goes deep inside the textile fibers to kill up to 99,99% of viruses, bacteria and germs.
The performance of our products have been demonstrated by external, independent and state of art Laboratories in France and Europa. Conditions of test are representative of a normal usage at home, on cotton fabrics, similar to your usual ironing and steaming practice.
The tests have been conducted on both bacteria (Staphylococcus aureus, Klebsiella pneumoniae, Escherichia coli) and viruses (Murin Norovirus, BCoV, SARS-CoV-2, Parvovirus).