As a business owner or operations manager, one of the most important parts of running your business is keeping your linens, uniforms, and fabric items as clean as possible. While this is true for any business, it is especially important for those working in the healthcare industry. As a healthcare professional, keeping your uniform clean, whether it be your scrubs, surgical gear, lab coat and more, is not only important from a hygiene standpoint – helping to prevent the spread of germs and unwanted bacteria. As a healthcare professional, a clean, well-kept uniform is a sign of your professionalism – allowing patients to see you as someone reliable and someone that they can trust to manage and better their health. However, this can be extremely difficult, especially when it comes to having a large number of uniforms at once, without the help of a strong uniform service company. At Aplus Laundry, they offer one of the top uniform service operations in all of NYC – helping healthcare managers to wash and launder uniforms for their entire staff, keeping them clean, pressed and professional at all times. While larger companies like Aplus provide their uniform service to hospitals, and larger clinics, it can be difficult for the smaller clinics who must manage their laundry on their own. To better help you keep the same level of quality, here are four important tips to follow.
· Keeping the Right Temperature
One of the most important aspects of laundry, in general, is keeping the temperature correct, however, this is especially the case for high-quality medical uniforms. Generally, with these high-quality pieces of clothing, you need very high temperatures – far hotter than you would normally wash clothes using a “hot-water cycle” in traditional laundry. This will help to keep uniforms bacteria-free and helps to remove tougher stains that you might encounter in a medical setting.
· Split Up Your Washing Loads
One of the most important things to do with medical clothing or uniforms is to split up loads, and make sure certain items are not being washed with others. For instance, in a smaller medical clinic you may wash certain towels for patient’s use, and they may end up getting mixed with scrubs and lab coats. In doing this, bacteria that may be on scrubs can be transferred to the towels. This can be a biohazard, and something that a company like Aplus always makes sure of with their healthcare uniform service.
· Specialized Soaps & Detergents
For normal clothing, normal detergents are fine. But for high-end medical uniforms, you will require a more high-end detergent that will help you to eliminate grease, grime, and bodily fluids you might encounter.
This is one of the most interesting tricks that a larger uniform service company like Aplus will use to remove tougher stains from surgical scrubs and other medical clothing. Running two rinse cycles after your laundry is done helps ensure that bacteria is removed, and it keeps your clothing that much more hygienic and stain-free.
To learn more about specialty laundry tricks and tips, or to find out more about commercial laundry, be sure to contact Aplus Laundry Service today.