Expert Reveals How Often We Should Be Washing Bed Sheets

Experts Reveal How Often We Should Be Washing Bed Sheets

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Ever wonder how often you should be washing your sheets to stop the bed bugs from biting?

Well according to one expert in microbes which covers a range of things including bacteria, fungi and viruses- it should be at least once a week.

Paul Morris, who has 20 years of experience specialising in household protection against the spread of microbes, said: ‘It is extremely important to wash bed sheets on a regular basis as the build up of dead skin cells can lead to dust mites, unwanted bacteria and unpleasant odours.

‘I would recommend washing sheets at least once a week. The key to keeping bacteria away is the quality of the wash.’

Morris, who is the CEO of antibacterial additives firm Addmaster, added: ‘By law, hospitals have to wash laundry above 70°C to effectively kill bacteria.

‘Yet, in the home, we are urged to save energy and many households now wash at 30°C to 40°C.’

He added that homeowners should aim to wash more frequently, either using high temperatures or ‘more economically’ using an antibacterial fluid.

In the UK it is estimated less than a third (28 per cent) of UK households change their sheets once a week.