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4.02 SCL – Laundry Procedures

Purpose

To ensure that all individuals and employees are provided with clean and sanitary linens and clothing.

Storage

  • Clean linens should be stored in the linen cabinets in the bedrooms
  • All clothing should be hung on hangers in the individual’s closet or folded neatly in drawers; no clothing should touch the floor
  • Dirty linens and clothing should be stored in the individual’s specific hampers with a lid in their bedroom
  • At no time should dirty linen or clothing be on the floor or on top of shelves, etc.

Washing

  • Linens should be washed separately from the individual’s clothing
  • Each individual’s clothing should be separated in batches according to color of clothing item
  • Cleaning rags or mop heads should be washed separately from linens and clothing
  • Loading the machines:
    • Machines should not be overloaded
    • Any stained linens should be presoaked
    • Laundry detergent should be measured for each load
    • Hoyer Slings should be laundered in the mesh laundry bags provided

Drying

  • Place washed items or clothing in the dryer and add a fabric softener sheet
  • Place dryer on correct setting
  • Upon completion of the dryer cycle, items should be folded and stored immediately
  • Hoyer slings and ted hose should NEVER be placed in the dryer, they are to be hung up for drying

Cleaning Laundry Room and Equipment

  • Laundry room countertop should be cleaned daily with disinfectant
  • Top of the washer and dryer should be wiped daily
  • The lint filter in the dryer should be emptied after each use
  • The area behind the washer and dryer should be cleaned daily

Last Revised: 4/30/21

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