Hotel Linen Maintenance Tips
Looking after hotel linens isn’t the easiest of tasks - in fact, hotel linens require a lot of care and maintenance to keep them in top condition. In addition to simply washing hotel linens, the fabrics need to be correctly maintained to maximise their lifespan and reduce damages.
Below, our experts share their top hotel linen maintenance tips.
Source good water
Believe it or not, the water you use to wash your linens can have a huge impact on the overall quality of them. Hard water can be hard on your hotel sheets, leaving them feeling rough and scratchy. For the best results when washing your linens, you should source soft water with low levels of metal traces. Water can be pre-treated beforehand or conditioned during the laundry process.
Correctly store sheets
Your hotel linens should be stored properly to keep them in top condition. Your laundry procedures should be organised so that there is at least 24 hours of ‘rest’ time for your laundry between uses. This will help to keep them soft, bright and in top condition.
Invest in non-toxic detergents
Today, there are so many different laundry detergents on the market, but it’s important that you choose carefully. Choose an eco-friendly detergent that is biodegradable and free of phosphates to keep your sheets soft and in great condition. It’s wise to take some time to understand the basic characteristics of detergent, and always avoid ones with strong acid or corrosive chemicals.
Use energy-efficient commercial laundry equipment
When it comes to commercial laundry equipment, there is lots of energy-efficient equipment available. We always recommend using energy-efficient equipment; this will save you money on your laundry maintenance and help to lower your carbon footprint.
Outsource your laundry requirements
Maintaining your linens while running a business can be difficult; if you want to keep your linens in top condition and ensure that they’re always of the highest quality, working with a reliable linen hire company is a good idea. A linen rental company will be equipped with the very best industrial laundry equipment, an experienced and fully-trained team and they’ll have all of the correct procedures in place to protect your linens too.
At Johnsons Stalbridge Linen Services, we’re proud to be the leading commercial laundry service. We’ve been providing linen for hire and industrial laundry services for caterers, hotels and restaurants for over 40 years. We’re proud of our exceptional quality of service and reliability. Visit our website to learn more about us.