Recently, there are more and more good weather. It's time to take out the quilt and bask in the sun.
When is the best time to dry the quilt
The best time to dry the quilt on a sunny day is from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Want to bask in more for a while. If you collect the quilt too late, cold and moisture will invade and moisten it, which will be counterproductive. Not all quilts can be exposed to the sun. For example, synthetic fiber cotton wadding should not be exposed to the sun. Down quilts and wool quilts must not be exposed to the sun, because the high temperature of sunlight will change the oil contained in down and wool, produce putrid smell, deteriorate and become brittle, and become a breeding ground for lice bacteria.
Attention to details: it is easy to keep some human dander and sweat in the quilt. Even if the quilt is clean and does not dry for 3 months, millions of mites will breed in it, and the ultraviolet ray in the sun can effectively sterilize.
In addition, because various wood-based panels and wooden furniture contain formaldehyde and other chemicals, over time, the quilt placed inside will absorb a large amount of free formaldehyde. Therefore, choosing a sunny day and drying the quilt in the sun can not only kill the harmful microorganisms in the quilt, but also make the cotton fiber stretch and fluffy, so that you can sleep under the soft quilt with 'sunshine taste'.
When drying the quilt, you should also pay attention to the following details:
First, the quilt can be dried directly. From 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 noon, the sun is the most abundant. When you dry the quilt during this time period, the cotton fiber will expand to a certain extent. The down quilt and wool quilt should not be exposed to the sun, but should be dried in a ventilated place such as the balcony for 1 hour.
Secondly, the quilt of chemical fiber fabric or mixed fiber fabric should not be exposed to the sun, because the chemical fiber will release chemicals under high temperature for a long time. This kind of quilt can be covered with a layer of cotton cloth before drying, which can protect the quilt from damage. In addition, the moisture absorption and moisture discharge of wool quilt and down quilt are very good. It is best to cover a piece of cotton cloth when drying.
Finally, don't beat the dried quilt. Because the fiber of cotton is thick and short and easy to break, beating hard will turn the fiber into cotton dust and run out; Synthetic fiber is generally thin and long, easy to deform. Once the fiber is tightened after beating, it is not easy to restore and become a hardened piece; The down quilt cannot be patted, otherwise the down will break into small 'feather dust', which will affect the thermal effect. In addition, after the quilt is patted, the dust and mite excreta on the surface will fly up, which is easy to cause allergic reaction. Therefore, for the quilt that has been dried, just brush it with a brush to remove the floating dust.
How long does it take to dry the quilt
1. The best time to dry the quilt on a sunny day in winter is from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Want to bask in more for a while. If you collect the quilt too late, cold and moisture will invade and moisten it, which will be counterproductive.
2. Put the quilt on the rope. The quilt surface is inside, mainly in the quilt. Dry the quilt surface after 1:00 p.m. and you can close it at 4:00 p.m. You'd better pat it when you close it. If it's dirty, you'd better have something like a stick to beat it. The purpose of drying the quilt is to kill the bacteria in the quilt with ultraviolet light. Often bask in the quilt and sleep comfortably under the cover.
3. When drying the quilt, in order to avoid direct sunlight, you can cover it with bed sheets, but turn the quilt over halfway so that both sides can be evenly exposed to the sun. Kapok is exposed to the sun for three to four hours twice a week. Synthetic cotton is ideal for drying once a week for two to three hours.
4. The wool is dried twice a month and in the shade for two hours. Feathers are dried once a month, 30 minutes in summer and an hour in winter, and hung in the shade.
5. Feather quilt can also be put indoors on a chair, as long as it can be ventilated.
6. There are three changes in the quilt after drying: (1) the moisture in the quilt is dried; (2) Microorganisms in the quilt are killed by ultraviolet rays in the sun; (3) The oxygen in the quilt is excited by ultraviolet light into ozone. The final conclusion is that the smell of the sun is the smell of dead microorganisms mixed with the smell of ozone.