When hoteliers and managers of other lodging establishments review textile services options, every laundry under consideration should be Hygienically Clean Hospitality certified. The certification reflects laundries’ commitment to best management practices (BMPs) in laundering as verified by inspection and their capability to produce hygienically clean textiles as quantified by ongoing microbial testing. A laundry’s dedication to compliance and processing linens and garments using BMPs as described in its quality assurance documentation (QA) is confirmed. QA is the focus of inspectors’ evaluation of critical control points to minimize risk.
The independent, third-party inspection confirms essential evidence that:
- Employees are properly trained and protected
- Managers understand legal requirements
- Physical plant operates effectively
Laundries pass three rounds of outcome-based microbial testing, indicating that their processes are producing Hygienically Clean Hospitality linens and garments and negligible presence of harmful bacteria.
To maintain certification, laundry plants must pass quarterly testing to ensure that as laundry conditions change, such as water quality, textile fabric composition and wash chemistry, laundered product quality is consistently maintained.
This process eliminates subjectivity by focusing on outcomes and results that verify textiles cleaned in these facilities meet appropriate hygienically clean standards and best management practices (BMPs) for servicing hotels, bed and breakfasts and other lodging industry segments.