Cart Coat offers protection from aggressive, drug-resistant pathogens that survive the wash cycle. It protects you from microorganisms living in laundromat laundry carts and vice versa. Antimicrobial fabric is cloth treated with ionic solutions that adhere to the fabric. Next a micro crystal salt solution is applied to transform the pre-treated fibers into organic semi-conductors, which kill bacteria. Cart Coat also protects against mold, mildew and other hazardous microbes. As a laundry bag, it’s reusable, durable, easy to clean and it’s antimicrobial properties will last the lifetime of the fabric.
A major social determinant of one’s health is based on where one lives. If you pull up a digital map and search for laundromats, you’ll find they’re predominantly clustered in low-income neighborhoods. Low-income neighborhoods also report higher incidents of infection rates. These are FACTS so our core mission is to provide laundry service providers the means to offer protection to the members of the communities in which they serve. Our laundry bags will protect patrons from the laundry cart and vice versa.
In 2010, the Global Burden of Disease (GBD) did a study to analyze the prevalence and impact of skin conditions. It was found that strategies for prevention and treatment of skin disease is a matter of urgency. On surfaces such as plastic and stainless steel where pathogens can live for 3+ days, Cart Coat will not allow such a lifespan. Microorganisms such as staph (MRSA) cannot live on the surface of Cart Coat. More aggressive and common pathogens found in laundromats, specifically laundry carts, such as E. coli (found mostly in undergarments) and salmonella are killed within 10 minutes of contact. Studies show that antimicrobial fabric kills 99.99% of COVID-19 in the same timeframe it kills E. coli. Our laundry bags powered by Herculite Sure-Chek continues to attack pathogens for 24 hours.
Before experiencing lockdown in 2020 we had various strains of influenza, the common cold, ringworm, candida, lice, staph, herpes (which includes pink eye, chicken pox, shingles, HPV and warts) and other communicable diseases including coronavirus. With disease prevention in mind, Cart Coat will not let you become a host to and for harmful bacteria simply because you visited a laundromat and used a bare laundry cart. A strong immune system is the best defense but would you want to play Russian roulette in the place where folks bring all their dirt grime and bacteria? Upgrade your laundry bag today!
Many people opt for trash bags and IKEA bags but they make for poor laundry bags. protection-wise. The key to killing bacteria during your laundromat visit is drying garments in high heat for at least a half hour or drying garments in direct sunlight. Seeing folks put dry, cleaned clothes back into the bare laundry cart is why Cart Coat was birthed. Germs survive the wash cycle, hence the overpopulation of bacteria in the laundry carts. Being that microbes favor porous and warm environments, you’ll find yourself with reoccurring sicknesses thinking it’s normal.
The most common germs found in laundry carts are E. coli, salmonella, and Klebsiella oxytoca. They can cause pneumonia, skin infections, abdominal cramps, vomiting, and diarrhea.
"Bacteria is resistant and can cause severe infections but still requires a susceptible host. Many people can be exposed to drug-resistant bacteria and even colonized with them — like are many healthcare workers — yet have no infections occur,” Dr. Amesh Adalja, Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security in Maryland.
Cart coat is ideal for anyone using public laundromats whether you drop-off or do your laundry yourself. If you have questions about the production process of our laundry bags, the research we've conducted testing laundry carts or the antimicrobial materials we use, we look forward to hearing from you!