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.