Kitting out your guestrooms with new hotel duvets is a substantial investment. Fortunately, it’s not something that you should have to do too regularly – as a general rule, your duvets should last around 10 years. But if you don’t maintain them properly, you will need to change them more often.
So it’s important that you look after your hotel duvets to ensure that they stay in optimum condition for many years to come.
Here are our top 5 tips for looking after your hotel duvets properly…
Use duvet protectors
Protecting your duvets from spills and stains, duvet protectors are essential for keeping your hotel duvets looking clean, hygienic, and in good condition. And it’s not just about keeping things looking clean and tidy, duvet protectors will also help to prevent dust mites from getting into your duvets and causing problems for guests with allergies.
There are plenty of affordable, high quality duvet protectors on the market, including this one, which fastens with a zipper to ensure that the duvet doesn’t come out.
Store your duvets properly
If you change the duvets in your guestrooms seasonally, then it’s important that you store your duvets properly when not in use to ensure that they don’t collect dust or become damp.
Make sure you store your duvets somewhere dry with good air circulation, such as a linen cupboard, as this will prevent them from becoming damp.
If you frequently store duvets for long periods, you should consider investing in high quality storage bags that will help to protect your duvets from environmental factors that can cause long-term damage.
Air your duvets regularly
When you bring your duvets out of storage, ensure that you air them in order to keep them feeling and smelling fresh. To air your duvets, hang them outside on a washing line on a mild day before giving them a good shake to revive the filling and plump them back up. It is important to air your duvets regularly to keep them feeling clan and fresh.
Dry your duvets properly
Although it’s understandable that, when you do wash your duvets, you’ll want to get them back in action as quickly as possible, it’s important that you don’t rush the drying process. If your duvets aren’t totally dry when you put them back on the beds, this could cause the build up of mildew, causing them to smell stale and damp.
As a general rule, you should tumble dry your duvets on a medium heat for around 4 hours. Natural duvets can take a little longer to dry out than synthetic ones so double check they are totally dry before putting them back on your beds.
Don’t use harsh detergents or fabric softeners
When washing your duvets, make sure that you never use any harsh detergents of fabric softeners as they will leave a residue, which can damage the duvet’s filling. Instead, opt for mild detergents and put your duvet on an extra rinse to ensure that any residue is fully washed out.
Your duvets are a key part of your guests’ experience, so it’s important that you keep them clean, comfortable, and hygienic. Following these simple tips will help you to keep your duvets fresher and functional for longer.