One frequently asked question people have is how often they should wash their bedding in their LG washer dryer combo or stacked washer dryer. Since most people spend a good portion of their time in their beds, it is recommended to wash the bedding at least once a week. If you enjoy snacking in your bed while watching the late night news, late show, or reading your favorite book, then it is better to wash bedding twice a week or have an extra set of bedding you can use until you are able to launder the bedding.
Washing bedding less frequently can result in several problems which are easy to prevent. Every night when you sleep, you shed dead skin cells. It is easy to accumulate millions of dead skin cells in the bed over the course of the week. The dead skin cells are the primary food source for dust mites. Dust mites cause allergic reactions in people who suffer from dust allergies, as well as breathing problems for asthmatics. Laundering the bedding weekly helps control dust mite populations.
Further, if you snack in the bed, small bugs can be attracted to the leftover crumbs, especially ants and roaches. It is not much fun to be woken up in the middle of a night because you feel something crawling on your feet, legs, arms, hands, or face. Washing and changing the sheets a few times a week eliminates the crumbs and prevents these unwanted insects from invading your bed.
Bed bugs are another common problem caused by infrequent washing of the bedding. Bed bugs are a growing concern in recent years as populations have started to soar, largely due to people not being as cautious when they travel and bringing them back into the home. These small insects are most active at night while you sleep. They will bite you since their primary food source is blood. A good way to check for bed bugs is to pull back the bedding and look at the base of the bed for small reddish colored spots on the sheets and small black pellets that look like dirt. If you notice either of these, and have bites on your feet and legs, chances are there are bed bugs in the bed.
For dust mites and bed bugs, the easiest way to combat these problems is wash bedding in the hottest water temperatures and use either chlorine or color-safe bleach. You can also vacuum the mattress, box springs, and under and around the bedding. Make sure to vacuum along seams, since these are areas where bed bugs and dust mites like to hide.
Keeping your bedding clean not only gives you fresh, clean-smelling sheets, but also gives you peace of mind about preventing unwanted guests in your bed. If you are in the market for a new washer and dryer or want other laundry tips, contact LG Washer Dryer FJS Distributors, Inc. today by phoning 800-875-1533.