Secondary pollution of linen for hotel supplies is a relatively common problem encountered in linen management and washing. It not only increases the difficulty of linen washing, but also increases the cost of washing; at the same time, it also accelerates the consumption of linen. A problem that cannot be ignored.
Secondary pollution refers to the new pollution formed during the collection and washing process after the hotel supplies linen and towels are removed from the guest rooms. This pollution is mainly manifested in the following aspects
1. The linen is thrown randomly, and the waiter inadvertently steps on the linen, leaving black shoe prints on the linen;
2. Wipe the countertop of the bathroom with a face towel or bath towel, wipe the glass with a pillowcase, and some even use it as a rag to wipe the rust of the faucet, leaving black pollution and yellow rust stains on the wool cloth;
3. When the waiter collects the linen, he packs it with sheets and drags it on the ground. The linen rubs against the ground, causing stains;
4. During the process of loading, unloading and transportation, the linen is randomly thrown and trampled, forming new dirty marks;
5. After the linen is transported to the laundry room, it is not stacked according to the regulations, causing cross-contamination between the guest room linen and the dining tablecloth; when the linen is transported back to the floor, it is not covered, and it is polluted during the transportation process; And feet are the concrete manifestation of secondary pollution. Secondary pollution is not only caused by employees not operating in accordance with regulations, but also because some employees have an incorrect understanding, thinking that the linen is sent to the laundry room for washing anyway, and it doesn't matter if it gets dirty. Thus, the universality of secondary pollution has been caused, and the phenomenon of not being surprised when seeing dirty is formed.
The damage caused by secondary pollution to hotel supplies is great. When the linen is withdrawn from the customer, the stains are generally not obvious (except in some cases). Since the hotel implements a one-to-one change of linen for customers, and some even change it once a day, the linen is basically not dirty, and it only needs to be washed gently to meet the cleaning requirements.
But the secondary pollution is different. The stains of the secondary pollution are stubborn stains that are not easy to clean. For example, the adhesion of rust stains is particularly strong, and it must be washed off with a special rust remover. Another example is that during the dragging process of the linen on the ground, the fibers rub against the ground strongly, and the stains are deeply embedded in the fibers. It is difficult to wash off with ordinary washing methods and must be cleaned after special treatment.
According to the statistics of the hotel laundry room, nearly 60% of the linen that was reworked and rewashed due to stubborn stains was caused by secondary pollution. Cleaning the stubborn stains of secondary pollution not only increases the workload of the laundry room staff, but also causes damage to the linen fibers due to excessive use of stain removers, increases the rate of linen damage and scrapping, and increases the consumption of customer supplies and hotel costs.