(a) Inspect all linen (see figure 3-8) for tears, holes, and thin and worn
areas; ripped seams, belts, and cuffs; missing ties and belts; stains; and other defects.
Defects can be found by holding it between you and a light and examining it carefully. If
the linen is stained or has holes in it, it must be discarded.
Figure 3-8. Inspecting towel.
(b) Encircle or otherwise mark the defect with a pencil and send the
defective linen to the designated mending room for thermotype patching and other
needed repairs. Badly stained linen should be returned to linen supply or some other
designated place for its disposal.
Remove hair, lint, and other foreign material from both sides of the
(2) Folding. Fold linen so that only the outside edges have to be handled
when unfolding it for use. Folding techniques are illustrated in figures 3-9, 3-10