Articles

the right temperature to kill bacteria

wash bed linen
©Shutterstock/Fotodom

How often and at what temperature to wash your bed linen depends on the type of material and the detergent used. Usually, manufacturers recommend doing this at a temperature of 30-40 ° C so as not to damage the fabric, but experts have named the optimal temperature for killing bacteria and dust mites.

How explained British specialists for Express.co, dust mites multiply very quickly and getting rid of them can be problematic. Wherever there is fabric, there is a potential risk of insect allergy.

To kill them, professionals recommend washing all bedding at 60°C. It also kills various bacteria.

“This temperature is ideal for killing dust mites and allergens,” the experts added.

It is also important to make sure that the laundry is completely dry before putting it in the closet. Failure to do so may result in odors and bacteria, including mold.

When it comes before washing bed linen, an abundance of powder, an intensive mode of the washing machine and the proximity to towels can be used. These and other bad habits ruin the quality and appearance of the material and explain why new sheets, pillowcases and duvet covers have to be bought so often. A British laundry expert named six common mistakes when washing bedding.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Back to top button