How to Wash a Down Comforter at Home

How to wash a down comforter in a home front load washing machine.

Washing a down comforter at home is fairly straight forward. It takes a few hours, some tennis balls, your favorite green laundry soap, a front load washer and a dryer. A synthetic comforter is just as easy to wash and even quicker to dry.

Most front load home washers and dryers are large enough to wash and dry even a king size comforter. DO NOT attempt to wash your comforter in a top load washer. This type of washer is not large enough to wash your comforter. The comforter will fit into the washer, however, there is not enough room for the comforter to move and agitate, so the end result will be a wet soggy mess. For a few dollars, commercial Laundromats have front load washer that will wash your comforter nicely. Or avoid wasting a few hours hanging out at the Laundromat by bringing the comforter to us and we will take care of it for you.

Step by step instructions:

To determined if the comforter is thoroughly dry, squeeze the comforter every 8-10 inches to check for clumped up feather balls. There will be no feather clumps when the feathers are completely dry. A damp comforter will mold over time and cause problems in the future.

Email me if you have specific questions regarding your comforter or ask your local certified green dry cleaner for specific details regarding your comforter.

Karl Huie

Pacific Heights Cleaners

Your non toxic alternative to solvent dry cleaning. Proudly leading the way in garment care today – and into a health future.

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