Expert Advice | Laundrapp - Dry Cleaning & Laundering Service

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Keep your linen looking its best and extend its longevity by following this helpful advice from laundry and dry cleaning experts, Laundrapp.

How often should I wash my towels? 

We would recommend washing towels once a week following the care instructions on the label, although we'd recommend you wash them at 30°C for a greener way to stay clean. Towels need to be dried thoroughly to avoid bacteria which can be present in damp towels - avoid leaving them on the floor after use!

How often should I wash my duvet cover?  

We would recommend washing your bedding once a week to remove the build-up of sweat, body oil and skin that accumulates each night. Clean sheets also provide comfort to aid in better sleep.

What’s the best way to wash my bedsheets?

Hot water helps to kill dust mites and germs that thrive in bedding, so you should use the hottest setting that is safe for the material, always taking into account the care instructions. 

Sunshine is a natural disinfectant and helps to brighten whites, so hang your sheets outside every couple of months if you can. Ironing your bed linen will not only help to kill any last remaining germs but also makes your sheets feel softer and easier to store.

Can I wash my duvet at home?

Duvets are typically too big for standard size (7kg) washing machines and could result in a poor clean or damage to your machine. However, If you have a large capacity drum (12kg), you may have space to wash your duvet at home. As a rule of thumb, you should fill the drum to no more than 80% of its capacity. 

Professional cleaners such as Laundrapp will use specialist solvents to remove any stains which result in a finish superior to what you are likely to achieve at home. We’d always recommend getting your filled products professionally laundered, as the products need to be bone dry to avoid clumping, mould growth and a residual smell that can be left if there is any dampness in the product, particularly in feather and down items. 

What types of duvet and bedding are dry clean only?

This varies based on the care label of the item. For delicate materials such as silk, we would always recommend using a silk-specific detergent and also ironing on a cool setting to avoid any heat damage.  

How do I keep my whites really white?

Ensuring you’re only washing whites with other whites is a good starting point, but doesn’t always stop your linen from going grey. The first step is to help with this problem is to keep your washing machine nice and clean - run the drum clean cycle regularly if you have one. Secondly, make sure you invest in good quality washing powder as named brands do tend to give better results than cheap powders.

Avoid the use of chemical bleach on your sheets — it has a chemical reaction to protein stains like sweat that can make those stains appear more yellow. Drying your sheets in the sun is a natural way to bleach them and keep them bright.

If time restraints or inclement weather prevent you from carrying out these steps, use a laundry service such as Laundrapp that can clean, dry and iron your sheets to a professional standard.

 

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