Bathrobes are a luxury option not always found in every hospitality property, but places that offer them may add some extra guest satisfaction. Guests will feel that you value their stay and want them to feel right at home. Bathrobes make guests feel more comfortable, warm, and relaxed. They need to be properly taken care of to avoid damage or excessive wear-and-tear. Do you know how often robes should be laundered? Every day, once a week, or just between each guest stay? There is more to that answer than you may think.
How Often Should Bathrobes Be Laundered?
Bathrobes should obviously be laundered between each guest stay just like most other linens. The tricky scenario is for guests who are staying a longer duration of time like over a week. If you notice robes are being used, they should be washed every three days to be on the safe side. This will help prevent the build-up of mold or other similar substances. Even though people are usually clean when using the bathrobe, they continue to shed dead skin cells which can lead to an accumulation of bacteria. Moisture can also cause bacteria to grow, making things worse. That is why a week could be too long if your guests are wearing them daily. Additional replacement robes on hand will make the laundering process easier.
Tips for Laundering Bathrobes
- Laundry soap that is natural is the best option because it is soft on the robes while still performing a thorough cleaning job.
- Use only the recommended amount of detergent to prevent the bathrobes from becoming stiff and uncomfortable for guests.
- Bleach and brighteners are not advised, but stain removers are a good option for pre-treating before putting into the washing machine.
- Bathrobes should be separated by color, and white bathrobes should be washed with other white linens to retain their quality.
- Do not overload the washing machine as this will weaken the cleaning process. It is recommended to fill up between a half and three quarters of a washing machine.
Tips for Drying a Bathrobe
When they are not being laundered, bathrobes can simply hang in a bathroom to dry if they are damp. After the bathrobes have been through a washing machine, they can be dried on tumble-dry setting with low heat settings. Bathrobes that are thick and very absorbent will take longer to dry. The best option for drying these types of robes may be using them in a dryer with tumble-dry settings at least for the start of the process and hung to air dry if time permits.
InnStyle Offers Many Types of Bathrobes
Bathrobes are an important linen that can help your property stand out and increase guest satisfaction. They will make guests feel more comfortable and relaxed. There are many different types of robes available which can make the process of selecting one a little confusing. InnStyle is here to help you choose the robes that will work best for your property. Please give them a call and speak with one of their account managers. They can offer their advice and recommendations for which robe might work best for you. They can be reached at 267-354-6020 or 800-877-4667.