Linen service in 2021 is on the cusp of massive changes. Is your facility 2021-ready?
The linen service industry has been thrust into the most difficult situation in 2020. The challenges that came with the year has led to extreme adjustments. The changes came drastically both for the end-user and the linen service provider.
If your business relies heavily on linens for everyday operations, here are some changes that will dramatically change this upcoming year:
Although hygiene has always played an important role in all linen service, 2021 will see dramatic requirements for the cleanliness and safety of commercial and medical linens and garments. This should not be surprising. 2020 has, more than anything, shown that the smallest missteps can have disastrous consequences to businesses, customers, and employees alike.
In 2021, we are looking at big systematic changes to hygienic linen requirements. More than that, businesses using linens can expect more scrutinizing customers.
Post-wash handling has long been known to play a role in the safety and cleanliness of linens and uniforms. Unfortunately, there is not much widespread implementation of stricter post-laundry handling. That is about to change, drastically, in 2021.
Clients and end-users alike will demand more accountability and stricter implementation of post-wash handling. There will be demands for more secure storage and packaging for linen deliveries. Present implementation guidelines will be stricter.
One of the biggest issues to come out of 2020 is the unsustainability of single-use, disposable Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). It also saw the rise of reusable, launderable PPE. This alternative addressed not only the issue of PPE shortage but also the issue of hospital waste.
In response to concerns on protective capacity, linen service providers must fortify their laundry methods.
With more stringent measures expected in public spaces, 2021 also has a stricter outlook on the use of linens. Restaurants can no longer get away without implementing a strictly single-use linens policy. Single-using reusable linens, especially in restaurants, are the safest solution per professional opinion.
As much as this raises the quality and safety of dining options, it also raises the demand for table linen volume. Businesses will either have to increase their linen inventory and washing frequency or resort to outsourcing their linen service needs to keep up with the demand.
Linens and commercial linen use, as we know it, will never be the same. With these drastic changes, your business needs a way to cope.
The best way to meet these new demands is to find a partner that will boost your linen management needs. Partner with Crown Linen today!
Crown Linen gives you the reinforcement that you need to meet volume, hygiene, and cost-efficiency standards for your facility’s linens. Crown Linen has the equipment, expertise, and inventory to help you meet standards and exceed expectations!
Get in touch with Crown Linen today to get started. Call us at (800) 733-8090 or send us your inquiries here.