Getting Your Laundry Under Control
Coming in number four on our list of Top 5 Allergy
Control Products are products to remove allergens from your laundry.
Even if all of your bedding is zipped up tight with allergy proof encasements,
you still need to wash your sheets, blankets, and pillowcases. Doctors recommend
that you wash your bedding at least once a week in hot water. We do ours every
they do not explain is that when they use the term hot they mean water that is
at least 130° to 140° Fahrenheit. Temperatures this hot are difficult to achieve
safely at home, giving you a laundry dilemma.
Do you want to get rid of allergens and run the
risk of burning yourself with hot water or keep the allergens and protect your
skin from extremely hot water?
Generally, your home hot water heater is set to
102° for safety. With temperatures higher than this, you run the risk of
scalding when using hot water in the kitchen or bathroom. You could go to your
hot water heater and turn up the temperature, wash your bedding, and then turn
the temperature back down. Sounds like a real hassle: and what happens if you
forget to turn the temperature back down and then run a bath or shower?
The answer is to wash your bedding in lower temperatures and use something that
will help you wash away those allergens. If you are only concerned about dust
mites, then the answer to your washing dilemma is to use De-Mite along with your
regular laundry detergent. The active ingredients in De-Mite will wash away
those annoying mites and their allergens in cold, warm, or hot water. This means
you can leave the thermostat on the hot water heater alone and concentrate on
other more important things in your life. If you have a favorite laundry
detergent, De-Mite is perfect for you. It will allow you to continue washing
with your favorite detergent while you wash away mites and their feces that
cause so many allergy symptoms. You can wash in cold water with De-Mite and
achieve 140° washing results. When you wash in colder water, your laundry will
thank you. Cotton sheets will last longer and your colors will stay vibrant
longer if you wash in cooler temperatures.
Allersearch Allergen Wash is another product that will allow you to wash with
cooler temperatures and remove allergens at the same time. The super surfactants
in Allergen Wash break the hold those allergens have on your bedding fibers
allowing them to be washed away. Allergen Wash will remove animal allergens,
dust mites and their feces, molds and pollens. The surfactants are tough on
allergens but are gentle on fabrics. You can safely use Allergen Wash on any
washable fabric, even hand wash items.
Which product is right for you? It depends on your allergies and your feelings
about your current laundry detergent. If you absolutely love your detergent and
cannot imagine using anything else (yes, there are people with those feelings)
then simply add a small amount of De-Mite to the detergent when you wash your
bedding. If you are allergic to more than dust mites or you don’t have a
favorite detergent then wash your bedding in Allergen Wash.
Whether you use Allergen Wash or De-Mite, do not use liquid fabric softener on
your sheets, pillowcases or blankets. Liquid fabric softener actually creates
dust in the bedroom you worked so hard to make dust-free. If you need to use a
fabric softener, we recommend the fabric softener sheets that can be placed in
Wishing you the best of health
The Allergy Store