C. diff. Infection (CDI) Recommendations For Laundry At Home and More


While combating a  C. difficile infection  at home, it is recommended that soiled linens be handled as little as possible to prevent microbial contamination of persons handling the linen.

Heavily soiled linens should be laundered separately and not with other clothing or other linens.

Satisfactory Laundering has been achieved in “hot” water temperatures cycles in home washers while utilizing a chlorine bleach and laundry soap. (Each washer machine is different. Please contact the manufacturer for accurate water capacity when calculating bleach ratio).

You can use the Clorox Germicidal Bleach for laundry in the same way and amount as you would with Clorox® Regular-Bleach.

Additional Information:


Killing C. difficile Spores

Personal Protection
Wear appropriate barrier protection such as gloves, gowns, masks or eye covering.
Cleaning Procedure
Fecal matter/waste must be thoroughly cleaned from surfaces/objects before disinfection by application with clean cloth, mop  saturated with product intended for disinfection. Cleaning should include vigorous wiping and/or scrubbing until visible soil is removed. Special attention is needed for high-touch surfaces. Surfaces in patient rooms should be cleaned in an appropriate manner, with restrooms and other dirty areas cleaned last. Do not reuse soiled cloths.  (Paper towels are beneficial for infection-control)

Infectious Materials Disposal
Cleaning materials used that may contain feces/wastes should be disposed of immediately in accordance with local regulations for infectious materials disposal.
For Killing Clostridium difficile Spores
Use 1 part bleach (1 cup)  to 8 parts (8 cups) water to achieve a 1:9 dilution (~8800 ppm available chlorine) before use. Clean hard, nonporous surfaces by removing gross filth. Apply 1:9 solution and let stand for 5 minutes. Rinse and air dry.Prepare fresh solution daily.

Do not use on non-stainless steel, aluminum, silver or chipped enamel.

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