Infection Control, Curtain Options & Maintenance

Infection Control

Avalon fabric has AEGIS Microbial Shield® System applied in manufacturing.

Another good resource for infection control procedures is Darrel Hick’s book, Infection Prevention For Dummies, available on his site.

Curtain Attachment Options

All Sereneview curtains have a standard mesh sewn to the fabric permanently. Additional options include snaps and zippers for easy removal for laundering.

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attach sereneview curtains with zippers

 

We also offer Velcro breakaway curtains for special applications.

How to Care For and Maintain Sereneview® Curtains

With the proper care and maintenance, Sereneview’s Avalon fabric can last over 10 years and our mesh for 2-5 years. Excessive heat will impact the mesh much faster than the fabric. A dedicated curtain/drapery cleaning service will maintain the appearance of the curtains and extend their useful life. Below is a list of companies that we are familiar with. If you are interested in being added to the list, contact us.

Wet Cleaning: Use mild soap or detergent in water NOT TO EXCEED 160°F (synthetic setting) with a high water level and mild agitation. Extract Gently. Repeated laundering with bleach will remove all color from the fabric over time. Clorox Healthcare Peroxide Cleaner Disinfectants is 99.9% as effective as bleach and can be used in the laundry. Applying bleach directly to the fabric will adversely effect the color. Use Clorox Broad Spectrum Quaternary Disinfectant Cleaner can be used as a spray on hard and soft surfaces. Another excellent disinfectant and bleach alternative is FabricAide.

Spot Cleaning: This fabric has been processed with Synpel A, a bodily fluid and stain repellent. Stains can be spot cleaned with a damp sponge or cloth and a typical NON-BLEACH cleaner/germicidal including; oxidizing agents, alcohol disinfectants, quaternary disinfectants and industrial laundry detergents. The repellent properties have a useful life of twenty-five (25) commercial laundering.

Dry Cleaning: DO NOT DRY CLEAN.

Drying: Air, cabinet, or tumble dry at a low temperature. Do not exceed 3 to 5 minutes on synthetic cycle at a maximum of 104°F. Hang or fold immediately after drying.

Finishing: If necessary, press as follows: Hand Iron – Iron at a low heat setting (275°F) using a damp cloth or Steam Iron with a dry press cloth. Grid Head Press – Press for short intervals with minimum steam. Do not lock head. Flat Bed Press – Press the dampened drapery using a cloth covering.

Antibacterial Properties: Avalon fabric has AEGIS Microbial Shield® System applied during manufacturing.

For a PDF of the cleaning instructions, click here.

Curtain Cleaning Services

AWC Window Coverings – Fullerton, CA
Curtain Care Plus – Garfield, NJ
Custom Service for Healthcare – La Mesa, CA