July 30, 2021
A hotel’s linens are crucial to the guest experience. Not only can the products you choose affect satisfaction, but also how linens are treated. We have discussed how to appropriately care for your hotel’s sheeting and terry, and how laundry best practices can help extend product life and quality. But sometimes even small laundry mishaps may be unknowingly damaging product.
Let’s walk through important laundry DON’Ts from our laundry experts that will keep your linens in tip-top shape.
By now, washing products may feel like second nature to hoteliers and their laundry team. It’s just water and soap – what can go wrong with that? Surprisingly, there are a few washing habits to stay away from in order to keep sheets and linens looking and feeling fresh.
The drying process is the prime time for shrinkage to occur. The evaporation of water from the product can also lead to the hems and fibers constricting.
You know what they say: Stains happen…or something like that. Stains are an inevitable issue hoteliers and housekeepers face (think cosmetic stains!). The easiest way to deal with stains is prevention. Since stain prevention isn’t always possible, finding a stain early on can make all the difference in removing it.
We typically recommend hotels operate with 3 par (1 on bed, 1 in laundry, and 1 at rest). Of course, there are times when longer term storage is necessary. If proper precautions are not taken when storing, damage can occur thus hurting par levels.
A hotel’s linens and terry are one of the most-customer facing items in your guest room. It’s important to make sure they keep their best face forward for your guests. Not only is it important to know the best way to launder, but also laundering habits that can damage your products. Standard Textile Consultants are available for any questions you may have.
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