Duvets are often overlooked as items to thoroughly clean, and this is regrettable, because it stands to reason that your duvet in fact holds a great deal of invisible bacteria and grime lurking unknown. Although you may believe your duvet to be clean, it will need a proper deep wash at least once a year, just to keep the dust and dust mites at bay.

You may have heard about dust mites or ‘bed bugs’. They are liable to disturb your sleep by causing you to sneeze or cough. More seriously however, there is a risk that they can impact on your health by irritating or even causing such allergy reactions as asthma or eczema.

It really doesn’t matter how much you clean your home, dust will always be around, and this will find its way onto your duvet. Therefore the care and attention you give towards cleaning it is very important.

Duvets come with a variety of different fillings, some synthetic, others include feathers. Whichever you have, they will all need to be cleaned at one time or another. Some may need to be dry cleaned, so check the labels of your duvet for the cleaning instructions. If yours can fit into your own washing machine then it makes life a lot easier, although some, especially king size and larger, will need to go to the launderette.

Always read carefully the washing instructions before carrying out the cleaning, as you do not want to unnecessarily damage your duvet. This may include the heat of the water, the length of cycle and the type of cleaning solution you place in the machine.

Once your duvet has finished its cycle, it is wise to hang it to dry outside if you can, rather than take up lots of room on a radiator. Do not tumble dry your duvet, as this usually will damage the fabric.

To maintain a healthy and clean duvet, wash it at least once annually and therefore keeping dust and mites to a minimum.

It is a good tip to vacuum your bedroom at least once a week to further reduce the atmospheric dust that accumulates. This helps your bed linen in general and may also reduce levels of potential allergies such as asthma from the residents of the building.

Overall, by taking good care of your duvet, and making sure your bed linen is kept clean, along with surrounding areas of the bedroom, you will be taking every precaution necessary to achieving a hygienic and healthy environment.

For a professional information or cleaning of your duvet, do get in touch with Daisyclean directly and they will swiftly alleviate your concerns.

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