Cleaning linen is important in a house or home. These cloths have different uses around the home. To keep our home surfaces clean and dirt-free, we have to use cloths to collect the dirt. During this cleaning, we make sure to first dampen our cloth before using it to wipe the dirt. We also use the linen during disinfecting while we do our care homes cleaning.
Cloths are mostly used in the kitchen to either dry the utensils, wipe the cabinets, stoves and kitchen floors. What people forget is that this kitchen clothes also require thorough cleaning care and maintenance. This is because in most care homes infection is easy to transmit; therefore, we should ensure even the tiniest dirt is not allowed.
Below are some of the uses of this linen:
Wipe dust and dirt
Cloths are used to wipe countertops, windows, mirrors, and home cabinets.
Used around the homes to clean the elderly’s footwear
We use a damp cloth to clean dirt, debris, and mud from shoes. We also use vinegar on the cloth to get rid of shoe bad odor.
Used in Spotting of stains
Use the cloth with soap while it is damp to spot stains. Repeat the process until the stain is removed. For care homes, it is easy to get stains as most elderly tend to be clumsy.
Used to dry hands and dishes
Kitchen cloths are used to remove excess water and moisture from kitchen utensils before storage. They are also used to dry hands after washing our hands or handling water. In most care homes, you will find linen in most of the elderly rooms for their use like drying hands.
They are used to buff care home appliances and surfaces
After cleaning, cloths helps buff equipment to maintain their sparkle.
How to wash your care home linen clean
Begin with soaking the wiping cloth in hot water for half an hour.
Wash the cloth in the water to get rid of the dirt
Change the cleaning water severally while cleaning the cloth until the cloths are not slippery anymore, and the water is clear.
Mix washing powder into your water to do the final wash.
Finally, rinse the cloth in cold water to freshen it then hung under the sun to dry
How to keep your care home linen clean
Wash your linen regularly
Always consider washing your linen every time they are used. Avoid keeping them for long without washing as this will make them stain, spread infections, and keep bad odour. This will also help ensure that your care homes are handled with clean cloths always.
Always use heat whenever it is necessary
Heat kills germs; therefore, it is good to involve heat when washing our care homes cloths. It is hygienic to involve heat in daily cleaning of linen. Occasionally, iron your linen to maintain their original look.
Consider colour coding cloths
This will help avoid damages of certain clothes during washing due to the use of particular chemicals. Therefore, it is important to consider washing your clothes separately. Sort clothes by color before you start washing. Start with white always.
Linen can smell dirty from warmth, dust, and long hours of use. Cleaning them is important especially in a care home. The above tips should help.