Keeping Bed Linens Clean During COVID-19
Cleaning, washing and drying bedsheets while living in fear of COVID-19 transmission has affected the way we wash beddings. But keeping your bedlinens clean in the times of COVID-19 scare is easier than you imagined with these simple tried and tested wash care instructions.
Let’s take a look at how we can keep our bed linens clean. If the bedsheet is used by someone suffering from COVID-19 you can follow the below given instructions.
PRE-WASH CARE INSTRUCTIONS
WASH CARE INSTRUCTIONS
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Let’s shift our focus on how to sanitize washing machines.
- Set the Washer Water Temperature
- Add Chlorine Bleach
- Set the Washer Cycle
- Scrub the Interior Components
- Do a Final Rinse
- Clean the Exterior of the Washer
That’s why it’s important to factor in the temperature while you wash your bed linens in washing machine.
140° F/60° C FOR OPTIMUM CLEANING
- Cotton sheets are best washed in warm water
- Opting for 140°F/60° C for washing bedding is ideal
- The temperature acts effectually in eliminating bacteria, killing bed bugs and dust mites
- It also reduces their lifecycle, removing grease and stains and giving fresh and crisp sheets
- Statistics and research all point in favour of the 60°C/140°F wash as it acts in reducing allergens too
- Do not wash colored bedding at 60°C/140°F wash
- The high water temperature might cause the colors to get faded
- Make sure your sheets can withstand the heat
USE OF CLEANING AGENTS LIKE DETERGENT AND BLEACH
- The high-temperature wash along with a good detergent kills the bacteria, viruses, fungi and germs from the bed linen
- Adding bleach to the wash cycle cleans the sheets effectively
- Read instructions for the proper bleach quantity to be used before using
- Use color bleach for colored clothes
HOW OFTEN SHOULD BEDDING BE WASHED?
A weekly wash is ideal in the following scenarios if;
- You sleep daily on the bed
- When you and your partner sweat a lot
- You or your partner suffer from a contagious disease
- When your pet sleeps with you.
- You can sanitize your bed linens post wash by using fabric disinfectants and sprays
- Please remember to use fabric sprays only as those meant for other surfaces may not be as effective on fabric