Machine Wash or Dry Clean a Comforter? Goodbye Sweat & Dust Mites!
You can’t see it, but your comforter gets dirtier every night. Everyone loses moisture in their sleep by sweating. On top of that, skin flakes come off while you toss & turn. House dust mites survive off your skin flakes and live in your bed sheets, comforters, & pillows. Moisture and spider relatives in your bed.. You can probably imagine that this isn’t ideal for a good night’s rest. Therefor, it is important to have your comforters (and pillows) cleaned professionally at least once or twice a year.
Sweat & house dust mites are not good for your comforters
Sweating + comforter = smelly, dirty and let’s be honest, disgusting.
You lose a quarter to half a liter of moisture every night in your sleep. Your comforter gets wet and the material it’s made out of swells up. When you get out of bed in the morning, the moisture slowly evaporates and the material shrinks back down. This process happens night after night. Eventually the material gets so stuck together that your comforter holds less warmth and you’re lying there in bed, cold and shaking.
House dust mites living in your duvet?
Every night 0,5 to 1.5 grams of skin flakes are left in your bed. The house dust mites living in your sheets feed off these flakes. House dust mites are little white creatures that belong to the spider family. They are only 0,1 to 0,6 mm, so they are invisible to the naked eye. House dust mites are not harmful, unless you’re allergic to them. Allergic reactions occur because of the house dust mite’s feces and the symptoms are shortness of breath, sneezing, & red eyes. Even though you may not be allergic, the idea that half a million crawling creatures are living in your comforters is well… Ick!!
Do you wash or dry-clean your comforter?
House dust mites die at a temperature of a minimum of 60 degrees Celsius. Whether you should wash or dry clean your comforter depends on the material. The most common materials are: wool, down, and synthetic comforters. Each material requires its own maintenance process. Check the labels and follow the washing instructions carefully. That way you’ll still surely have a warm and fluffy comforter after it’s cleaned.
Wool Duvets Should Be Dry Cleaned
In general, it’s best to dry clean wool comforters. Wool has a soft, protective, and water resistant layer, called lanolin. Normal washing weakens this layer permanently. Wool also shrinks and becomes stiff when washed. Those are the last things you would want in a comforter.
Down & Synthetic Duvets Should Be Washed
For a down and synthetic comforter washing is best. Now you’re probably thinking: I can do that myself right? In theory, yes, you can. Do keep in mind that the comforter needs ample room in the washing machine. Stuffing your comforter in a small/normal machine may lower the cost, but your comforter wont be cleaned properly. Lack of space means insufficient water and detergent reaching the material. A large dryer is also important. One with enough room to circulate the comforter with warm air. A comforter needs to be dried quickly to prevent bad odors.
Dragging your comforter to the dry-cleaner or laundromat is a hassle!
Is your washing machine and/or dryer not big enough for your comforter/duvet? You don’t have to stress about taking it to the laundromat or dry-cleaner. We’ll do that for you. Mr. Timesaver picks up and delivers it back to you without extra costs! Depending on the material and size of your comforter, you can select dry-cleaning or laundry services. Depending on the size of your comforter you can select a medium or large laundry wash. In either case you’ll have it back, clean and fresh in 24 hours. In some cases you can have it delivered even on the same day! Have Mr. Timesaver pick up your dirty comforter and other bedroom textiles before 9 a.m. and you can be sleeping on clean cozy sheets, under your warm fresh comforter that same night.
Can your comforter and other bedroom textiles use a wash or dry clean service? Plan your pick-up & delivery easily online or call us at 0881846300. Choose between wash sizes or dry cleaning services (depending on your label/instructions).
What about your bed sheets? You can learn more about the proper care of your bed sheets here.
Here are a few frequently asked questions for your convenience:
How does Mr. Timesaver work?
You simply go on our website, which is compatible with most devices, log in, schedule pick up and delivery, choose desired services and preferences, and leave the rest to us. A timesaver will bring a laundry bag at pick-up so you can collect your clothing and we’ll be on our way. Our trusted partners will then take care of the washing & dry cleaning. Your order will be delivered to you in the time-slot you scheduled. Learn more here.
What areas do you serve?
The Hague area (Including: Wassenaar, Leidschendam-Voorburg & Voorschoten.), Leiden, Nootdorp, Delft & Rotterdam. If we’re not operational in your area yet you can still sign up to our newsletter to receive tips and ideas to improve your work-life balance and overall productivity. You will also be notified when our area of operation expands.
Can you pick-up/deliver at different locations?
We can pick up and deliver anywhere in our service area. If you want to schedule your pick-up or delivery at a different address please write this in the notes section.
How do I prepare for a pick-up?
Make sure to check all your items’ pockets for loose change, keys, and other objects. A laundry bag will be provided at pick-up.
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