Why Bed Linen Needs To Be Washed Regularly

Why Bed Linen Needs To Be Washed Regularly

Although experts advise that bed linen should be changed at least once a week, a recent survey of the British public found that 37% of respondents wash their sheets fortnightly, whilst almost a fifth (17%) admitted to only doing this once a month.

In response to the findings, Dr Adam Fox, a paediatric allergist, expressed concern about the effects of unwashed linen on people’s health: "While unsavoury in themselves, [bodily] deposits mostly pose a problem as they are all deliciously appealing for dust mites."

Whilst dust mites are relatively harmless, their faeces can case a number of health implications, he explained. When inhaled, for example, these allergens can provoke asthma and rhinitis and may also worsen symptoms of eczema.

As we’re sure you’ll agree, it’s all rather unpleasant. So, when guests come to stay at a hotel it’s only natural that they would expect their bed linen to be spotless upon arrival; but also that it will be changed during their stay if they are visiting for a longer period of time.

Of course, these concerns are easily avoided by enlisting specialists to wash bed sheets, duvet covers and pillow cases regularly and high temperatures – anything over 60°C will be sure to kill any bugs or bacteria that might be present. You should also advise cleaning staff to make a habit of vacuuming and flipping mattresses on a semi-regular basis.

If you’re finding it difficult to stay on top of your establishment’s laundry needs, get in touch with us today. Our expert and professional service can make sure that your beds stay as clean – and therefore hygienic – as possible.

Posted: November Hotel Linen