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How Often Should You Wash Your Comforter?

Most of us have a good habit of cleaning our bed sheets regularly, but we often neglect one of our most used items on our beds. The comforter. Comforters keep us warm on cool nights and are a cozy place to rest after a long day. This may come as a shock, but comforters can get really dirty! Dust, dust mites and pet fur are just some of the culprits that can cause comforters to get dirty. But did you know that one of the biggest producers of dirt and bacteria is our own bodies? From sweat, skin cells, oils, and so much more.

So the question is: How often should you wash your comforter? Jack’s Cleaners has the answer!


According to an article by Science Alert, bed sheets should be washed weekly, or as you see fit. But what about comforters? Bulky bed sheets, comforters and duvets should be washed 2-3 times per year. Typically, washing your comforter as the seasons change is a good baseline. It is especially important to clean your bed sheets and comforter after someone has been sick. This has become more relevant now than ever, due to the ongoing COVID-19 Pandemic. However, the same rule of thumb applied to bed sheets applies to comforters and duvets. Wash them as needed, even if the washing cycle or season change hasn’t come yet.


Make sure to always read the tag on your duvets and comforters! Before attempting to wash them, reading the tag for proper cleaning instructions can save you a lot of time and money. This is especially important with delicate materials and fabrics.

If you do decide to take on the challenge yourself, use a machine that’s large enough so it can thoroughly clean your comforter or duvet. Luckily, most newer washing machines have built-in settings that allow for bulky sheets and comforters. Even then, some machines struggle to deep clean large comforters, such as Queen and King sizes. Washing a large comforter is best left to the professionals at Jack’s Cleaners!

Weigh out the pros and cons of washing delicate and expensive comforters or duvets. While it isn’t impossible to do, it must be done correctly. If not, the risk of damaging your beautiful comforters is increased.

If you’re not up to it, always bring your bed sheets, duvets and comforters to a professional dry cleaner. Having the team at Jack’s Cleaners is the safest and easiest way to get your comforter back to new. With industry leading technology, machines big enough to handle any size comforter, and an Eco Friendly approach, Jack’s Cleaners can get your bedding back to new and keep it fresh longer!

If you’re still unsure or nervous to wash your own delicate and expensive bedding pieces, give us a call at 626-797-7323 or visit us our store at 2465 E Washington Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91104 and we will be more than happy to help you out!