In the hotel business and the service industry alike it is always about the client. You want to give your guests the best treatment and provide them with a home away from home. This is the only way of getting repeat customers and gaining a great reputation. One way of doing this is by making sure that the linen and bedspreads in the facility are comfortable, clean and cozy. Apart from regularly cleaning the linen there are other ways to prolong their life and color.
Schedule changing sheets accordingly
The taste and preference of the hotel owner will determine their policy on how often the sheets should be changed. While it might be advantageous to change the linen on a daily basis it is not always the best policy. Even though the idea is to maintain the cleanliness of the hotel one must consider the cost and time it takes to do this. Instead of changing the bedspreads on a daily basis you can opt to change them according to room occupancy. This is economical and also time saving for the hotel staff.
Clean the linen correctly
The linen is only as good as how they are cleaned. Before washing any linen make sure you check the label to check if they have any special instructions on how to clean them from the manufacturers. Use mild detergents that do not harm the color of the linen. Avoid overcrowding the machine when cleaning to allow the machine to thoroughly clean the linen and avoid creases. Consider if tumble drying is necessary since it results to too much creasing of the linen.
Use the right cleaning materials
When cleaning it helps to know what cleaning materials to use and what to avoid to preserve the color of the linen. When washing colored items avoid bleach and other detergents that claim to have brightening properties since they could lead to discoloration and fading of the colors. Avoid using chlorine bleach as it is tough on most linens and strip their color.
Replace the linens
Even if you have taken the most care of the linen it is impossible to stop the wear and tear from over use. It is inevitable that they will have to be replaced at some point. You will know it is time to replace them if they become uncomfortable to the touch or they are not as efficient as they used to be. When replacing, purchase linen from the top supplier to ensure you get value for your money. Pay attention to the quality of the linen when purchasing it and do not just focus on the thread count.
The role played by the linen in the hotel industry cannot be over emphasized. The tips above will help prolong the life of the linen and preserve their color.