Squeekie Clean Laundry

Personal and Commercial Linen Specialists

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laundry advice

At Squeekie Clean Laundry we’re committed to providing you with the best possible laundry service and the following advice will help to achieve the best result for your precious linen.

Stain removal is not an easy process especially when you have super white linen. Effective stain removal can take a lot of time and effort and not all stains can be removed without intensive soaking.  A lot depends on what the stain is and how long it's been left untreated on the surface of your fabric.

To get the best result the stain should be pre-treated as soon as possible with an effective stain remover and left for as long as possible before the washing process begins. Some particularly stubborn stains will need to be soaked for a few days. Unfortunately, we don’t have the facilities to pre-soak your linen. We do pre-treat with a stain remover, but we can’t leave it sitting around for long periods waiting for the chemical process to take place.

We can add bleach to the wash (where appropriate), but this is not always immediately effective and may also require soaking. Keep in mind that constant washing in bleach can be detrimental to your delicate fabrics in the long term.

Mixing wet towels with dry linen can cause mould to develop which will then need soaking and bleaching. An aerated bag can help to overcome this problem as we can't always attend to your laundry on the same day as delivery.

Airbnb/Holiday Rental Linen

Unlike in hotels where linen is checked daily and replaced as needed, stained holiday rental linen can stay in place for a week or more. As previously mentioned, the longer a stain remains on the fabric the harder it is to remove (if at all). 

Ideally you should have three sets of linen and towels. One set for the guest, one set for quick turnaround and back up and another in case of emergencies. 

Linen Replacement

General hotel standard replacement times for linen and towelling washed weekly is annually for bed linen and six monthly for towels. Of course this depends on how your guests treat your items. Heavily stained items that need intensive treatment will have a shorter life span.

Linen types

Every linen type has its pros and consPolyester sheets are a durable, affordable option, and less likely to wrinkle but can absorb oil stains which can be difficult to remove . Cotton sheets are made from natural fiber, are soft on the skin and more breathable so are well suited to hot sleepers but are more likely to wrinkle and require regular ironing, they can shrink when hot washed and accumulate mildew when left wet.

Best linen colour for hiding stains

Black sheets are best for hiding menstrual blood stains but probably not the most chipper colour so you may want to mix in other colour using accent pillows or a bed throw. Navy blue sheets are best for hiding sweat stains and thought to have a calming and stabilizing effect. While brown is not the flashiest colour it evokes a sense of warmth, comfort and security and is best for hiding urine stains. White or cream coloured linen can create peacefulness and is best for hiding sex stains but requires extensive bleaching for all others stains and this can reduce the lifespan of your linen and towelling. Multi-coloured and/or patterned linen will hide stains much better than single coloured plain linen.