WASHING A DOWN DUVET
Washing a down duvet:
You only have to wash a down duvet every so often, but to guarantee maximum hygiene, it’s best to have it washed professionally. It’s natural and necessary to sweat: it keeps your body temperature under control, with the evaporation of your sweat droplets cooling your skin. You also sweat at night. How much? That varies from person to person and depends on countless factors such as your age, fitness, use of medicine, the temperature in your bedroom and your bedding materials to name just a few. Excessive sweating at night may have a negative effect on the quality of your sleep. The good news? With the right down duvet, you’ll sweat less, your sleep will be more hygienic and it will be better – especially if you wash your down duvet when it’s due.Personal advice
Professional laundering for down
The only reliable – and the most hygienic – solution is to wash the filling and the shell separately. Fja-Oeyen advises you to have your down duvet cleaned professionally every seven years. For this, you can rely on our professional down laundry. Expect a total service: pick up of your down duvet, the washing and laundering itself, refilling and topping up, reworking and a return to your home when the process is complete.
Wash the down and the duvet shell separately
In our professional laundry for washing down, we separate the down and the shell for washing with soap and water: the best way to get the pollutants out and ensure any dust mites are gone, leaving you with a clean, allergy-free duvet. After the dirt and pollutants have been washed away, we dry everything at 120°C. We treat the down with ultraviolet light, after which we cool it. This way, the down opens up nicely and is as soft and airy as ever.
Topping up your down duvet
Depending on the quality of the down in your duvet, it may need topping up. It’s particularly necessary for down duvets that are filled with a mixture of down and feathers; feathers have a hollow shaft that crumbles over time. These little pieces don’t keep you warm anymore, so we filter them out and replace them with the same quality mixture of down and feathers as you originally had. This way, your down duvet is as good as new.
Adjusting your down duvet
Have you recently bought a larger bed? No problem. Because we empty your duvet, it’s easy for us to lengthen the duvet shell, widen it or even adjust the amount of down.
The price of professional cleaning
The price for washing your down duvet depends on the state it’s in, its size and its age. Contact us for more information or request a quote here. Even if you bought your down duvet somewhere else, we will be happy to make sure it’s as clean as can be.
Tips for optimal maintenance
As well as a wash every seven years, there are other steps for you to take to optimise your enjoyment of your down duvet and to promote a good night’s sleep. We have outlined the most important tips:
WEEKLY:Clean your bedding every week for optimal sleeping hygiene. Take the cover or slip off your duvet, turn it inside-out, close the zip and wash it following the washing instructions. Use this opportunity to further air your down duvet. Turn your duvet 180 degrees before you put it into a fresh cover.