Know your Stain? Remove Them!

Know your Stain? Remove Them!

There is nothing better than sliding into fresh, crisp, white sheets in a lovely hotel room at the end of the day. Have you ever wondered how hotels keep its linens and towels fresh and clean? Hotels can go through hundreds of sets of sheets and towels a day. These hotels, inns, and bed and breakfast locations use a combination of fast maintenance and gentle care to ensure the long life and cleanliness of linens. Many hotels opt for white linen for their crisp appearance. White is also a smart choice because colored linen can be hard to match when replacing worn and stained linen. However, stains are very visible against white linen.

Common linen stains include:

  • Cosmetic stains such as makeup, nail polish, lotions, and bleaching acne creams, frequently found on both towels and pillowcases
  • Stains from beverages such as coffee, wine, juice, and soft drinks
  • Stains from room service meals accompanied by grease, oil, sauces, dressings, and condiments, as well as mini bar treats like chocolate
  • Bodily fluids including saliva, blood, and perspiration
  • Shoe polish

A set of general rules for stain removal may serve as a guideline

  • Identify the stain
  • Deal with the stain as soon as remove from the guest room
  • Remove excess staining material immediately
  • Avoid hot water on an unknown stain
  • Use simple methods, cold water rinsing
  • Use simple chemical like body soap, dish or washing detergent
  • Ensure that the stain has been washed away or else advised from your trustworthy laundry provider