§ 2800.105. Laundry.

 (a)  Laundry service for bed linens, towels and personal clothing shall be provided by the residence, at no additional charge, to residents who are recipients of or eligible applicants for SSI benefits. Laundry service does not include dry cleaning.

 (b)  Laundry service for bed linens, towels and personal clothing for the residents who are not recipients of SSI shall be provided by the residence unless otherwise indicated in the resident-residence contract. If a residence provides laundry facilities, there may not be a prohibition against residents doing their own laundry.

 (c)  The supply of bed linens and towels must be sufficient to ensure a complete change of bed linen and towels at least once per week.

 (d)  Bed linens and towels shall be changed at least once every week and more often as needed to maintain sanitary conditions.

 (e)  Clean linens and towels shall be stored in an area separate from soiled linen and clothing.

 (f)  Measures shall be implemented to ensure that residents’ clothing are not lost or misplaced during laundering or cleaning. The resident’s clean clothing shall be returned to the resident within 24 hours after laundering.

 (g)  To reduce the risks of fire hazards, lint shall be removed from the lint trap and drum of clothes dryers after each use. Lint shall be cleaned from the vent duct and internal and external ductwork of clothes dryers according to the manufacturer’s instructions.

Cross References

   This section cited in 55 Pa. Code §  2800.220 (relating to service provision).

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