Caring for Down & Fiberfill Comforters, Sleeping Bags, and Coats
Caring for clothing and bedding isn’t always easy. Sure, washing a t-shirt or sheet is simple, but what about comforters, sleeping bags or coats? You want to keep your clothing and bedding clean, but caring for down and fiberfill items is difficult. That’s where Oak Neck Cleaners comes in.
Down and fiberfill are used to keep out the cold. That is why comforters, sleeping bags and coats are made with this comfortable and warm construction. Down is a natural type of fill, while fiberfill is made from polyester. Because of the polyester materials, fiberfill is usually easy to care for. However, if a garment is not properly quilted, the fill can shift, lose shape or become matted when cleaned. When shopping for fiberfill garments, make sure the item is well quilted. You can do this by searching for quilting stitches that run both vertically and horizontally, about 8 to 10 inches apart.
When cleaning a down or fiberfill item, make sure to read the care label. If you still have doubts, don’t be afraid to seek help. Dry cleaners are trained to care for down and fiberfill items. When taking a comforter, sleeping bag or coat to a dry cleaner, you can be sure the item will be properly cleaned and cared for. Additionally, some comforters and sleeping bags are too large for home washing machines. Dry cleaning facilities have larger washing machines perfect for washing your down and fiberfill items.
If you have a down or fiberfill item that you need cared for, we here a Oak Neck Cleaners are happy to help. Visit our location at 945-4 Montauk Highway in West Islip, New York, or give us a call at 631-422-4339. We hope to hear from you soon!