Your investment in the vended laundry business

Industry Overview Clean clothing is one of life’s basic necessities. Combine that with the need for linens, towels and other personal items, and this is a daily workload requiring people, time, utilities and money to accomplish. Either by personally owned laundry equipment or through the use of vended machines, this work has to be done. Investors who are interested in owning their own self-service laundry can find that this industry is a rewarding, worthwhile investment opportunity. A proven and robust business NEW TECHNOLOGY AND IDEAS ARE RESHAPING THIS MARKETPLACE The Coin Laundry Association (CLA) estimates that there are some 35,000 self-service laundries in North America, generating approximately $5 billion in annual revenue. Traditionally a cash-based business, many new investors are bringing retail management ideas and current technology to update and upgrade the business model. For instance, a greater emphasis is being placed upon lighting, interior design, customer amenities and store layout. Self-service laundries are retail environments. Like any other business, they rely upon positive retail experiences and the return of repeat customers for maximum profitability. Although they are basic and simple businesses, self-service laundries are also being changed by new and emerging technology. Washers and dryers are becoming more efficient for greater utilities savings. These savings go straight to the laundry owner’s bottom line. Some owners are moving away from cash-based payment systems and toward card-operated stores. These systems reduce the amount of time spent handling coins and they also have a variety of built-in marketing features — such as time-of-day pricing specials and customer data reports — allowing owners to closely examine and refine store operations. This traditional industry is seeing lots of new ideas. Both customers and owners of self-service laundries are benefitting from changes that are making the laundry process fast and simple. FINANCING TERMS Whether building a new store from the ground-up or adding equipment, Milnor Capital can provide financing terms that can bring in new machinery at affordable monthly rates. Each customer presents their own unique financial picture and Milnor

Capital can assist you with a program that can meet your needs.

• The average laundry owner spends 12-24 hours per week managing their business.

• Total start-up costs for new self-service laundries can vary from under $75,000 to over $500,000. Such projects are typically financed with a 20-30% downpayment.

• Landlords can contribute toward more costly leasehold improvements that might be needed with a vended laundry. — Courtesy of CLA and other sources Equipment installation, Plan layouts and renderings construction and service Success starts early A VARIETY OF FACTORS SHOULD BE CONSIDERED A self-service laundry is a simple business. But, a laundry’s profitability is directly affected by the amount of time, energy and creativity that the owner puts into the business. The investor’s contributions and effort are used early in the process during site selection. A good location requires a variety of factors, some of which — but not all — include:

• Demographic review of customers and competition in planned service area • Highly visible location with good traffic counts nearby and available parking • Easy access to water, gas, electricity

• Reasonable rent or land purchase costs • Size of store compared to demographics

• Proper choice and mix of equipment for the site’s demographics Industry data on self-service laundries A MILNOR DEALER IS A VALUABLE PARTNER!

• Vended laundries range in size from less than 1,000 sq.ft. to over 5,000 sq.ft. The average size store is about 2,400 sq.ft.

• These laundries can range in market value from $50,000 to more than $1 million, and can generate cash flow between $15,000 and $200,000 per year.

• Laundries generally occupy retail space on long-term leases (10-25 years).

• Vended laundries are unique businesses in that they have no inventory or receivables. SUPPORT BEFORE, DURING AND AFTER THE SALE Any vended laundry decision can benefit from the information and advice offered by our large network of Milnor dealers. From the early stages of site selection to follow-up service and marketing support during operations, Milnor dealers can provide a wealth of detailed knowledge that can benefit you and your customers. Milnor dealers are partners in their customers’ success stories. Contact your Milnor dealer or allow us to introduce you to them. Your local Milnor dealer can provide:

• Knowledge of your local vended laundry market, including costs and expenses in your area

• What types of coin- or card-operated machinery to install

• Planning advice on site selection

• Follow-up warranty service

• Guidance on marketing Industry Overview Clean clothing is one of life’s basic necessities. Combine that with the need for linens, towels and other personal items, and this is a daily workload requiring people, time, utilities and money to accomplish. Either by personally owned laundry equipment or through the use of vended machines, this work has to be done. Investors who are interested in owning their own self-service laundry can find that this industry is a rewarding, worthwhile investment opportunity. A proven and robust business

NEW TECHNOLOGY AND IDEAS ARE RESHAPING THIS MARKETPLACE The Coin Laundry Association (CLA) estimates that there are some 35,000 self-service laundries in North America, generating approximately $5 billion in annual revenue. Traditionally a cash-based business, many new investors are bringing retail management ideas and current technology to update and upgrade the business model. For instance, a greater emphasis is being placed upon lighting, interior design, customer amenities and store layout. Self-service laundries are retail environments. Like any other business, they rely upon positive retail experiences and the return of repeat customers for maximum profitability. Although they are basic and simple businesses, self-service laundries are also being changed by new and emerging technology. Washers and dryers are becoming more efficient for greater utilities savings. These savings go straight to the laundry owner’s bottom line. Some owners are moving away from cash-based payment systems and toward card-operated stores. These systems reduce the amount of time spent handling coins and they also have a variety of built-in marketing features — such as time-of-day pricing specials and customer data reports — allowing owners to closely examine and refine store operations. This traditional industry is seeing lots of new ideas. Both customers and owners of self-service laundries are benefitting from changes that are making the laundry process fast and simple.

FINANCING TERMS Whether building a new store from the ground-up or adding equipment, Milnor Capital can provide financing terms that can bring in new machinery at affordable monthly rates. Each customer presents their own unique financial picture and Milnor Capital can assist you with a program that can meet your needs. • The average laundry owner spends 12-24 hours per week managing their business. • Total start-up costs for new self-service laundries can vary from under $75,000 to over $500,000. Such projects are typically financed with a 20-30% down payment. • Landlords can contribute toward more costly leasehold improvements that might be needed with a vended laundry. — Courtesy of CLA and other sources Equipment installation, Plan layouts and renderings construction and service Success starts early

A VARIETY OF FACTORS SHOULD BE CONSIDERED A self-service laundry is a simple business. But, a laundry’s profitability is directly affected by the amount of time, energy and creativity that the owner puts into the business. The investor’s contributions and effort are used early in the process during site selection. A good location requires a variety of factors, some of which — but not all — include:

• Demographic review of customers and competition in planned service area

• Highly visible location with good traffic counts nearby and available parking • Easy access to water, gas, electricity

• Reasonable rent or land purchase costs

• Size of store compared to demographics

• Proper choice and mix of equipment for the site’s demographics Industry data on self-service laundries A MILNOR DEALER IS A VALUABLE PARTNER!

• Vended laundries range in size from less than 1,000 sq.ft. to over 5,000 sq.ft. The average size store is about 2,400 sq.ft.

• These laundries can range in market value from $50,000 to more than $1 million, and can generate cash flow between $15,000 and $200,000 per year.

• Laundries generally occupy retail space on long-term leases (10-25 years).

• Vended laundries are unique businesses in that they have no inventory or receivables.

SUPPORT BEFORE, DURING AND AFTER THE SALE

Any vended laundry decision can benefit from the information and advice offered by our large network of Milnor dealers. From the early stages of site selection to follow-up service and marketing support during operations, Milnor dealers can provide a wealth of detailed knowledge that can benefit you and your customers. Milnor dealers are partners in their customers’ success stories. Contact your Milnor dealer or allow us to introduce you to them. Your local Milnor dealer can provide:

• Knowledge of your local vended laundry market, including costs and expenses in your area

• What types of coin- or card-operated machinery to install

• Planning advice on site selection

• Follow-up warranty service

• Guidance on marketing Industry Overview Clean clothing is one of life’s basic necessities. Combine that with the need for linens, towels and other personal items, and this is a daily workload requiring people, time, utilities and money to accomplish. Either by personally owned laundry equipment or through the use of vended machines, this work has to be done. Investors who are interested in owning their own self-service laundry can find that this industry is a rewarding, worthwhile investment opportunity.

A proven and robust business

 

Why Equipment Cost is Not The Most Important Factor When Buying a New Machine

So Many of us focus on the one thing that is right in front of us when purchasing a new commercial washer. The PRICE! We are forgetting the most important thing when making this ever important decision. Cost of ownership of that machine at 5 years, 10 years and 15 years. New equipment isn’t just going to last for the first 5 years when many large repairs are covered under warranty. You will inevitably have to repair your new machine in its lifetime. So many times we overlook that cost into our decision. So many brands are competitive on initial purchase price of machines. But big names like Unimac and Speed Queen are set to make huge returns on repairs. Cost of parts for these machines has gotten out of control over the last decade. Many parts for the Unimac machines cost two to four times as much as there competitors. For example a Unimac controller is $3704.70, this same part with a B&C or Fagor washer which has the same features or more costs one third the price. No days manufacturers all source similar parts from the few manufacturers out there. So don’t be fooled into purchasing a machine that will charge you two to four times as much for the same part. Call us today to see why we sell the brands we do. Honest and fair pricing upfront and in the future. See the chart below to compare many parts on a Unimac to our Fagor and B&C machines.

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UNIMAC VS B&C VS FAGOR

 

Unimac Part Unimac Price B&C Part B&C Price Fagor Part Fagor Price
F100P3- KIT,CNTRL WX DRV TERMINATOR

Display Board

 

$3,704.70 370-155 Control, FM7 Display

 

$1,140.85 12010836 Touchscreen 8.4

 

 

$1,212.08
F8577201-KIT,DRAIN VALVE 240V 3 RH

 

 

$329.05 380-026 VALVE,DRAIN WITH OVERFLOW 24V,50/60HZ 3 INCH

 

 

$133.64 12024404 Drain Valve

 

$444.70
F8322801P-VALVE, 1/2″ (BRASS 240/60

 

 

$173.75 380-071 VALVE,WATER,1-WAY,3/4INCH,24VAC,50/60HZ

 

$90.60 12025162 Water Valve 230V $39.60
F8204801P-

ASSY,DRIVE(5HP 240VAC), PKG

 

 

$1,294.95 370-034 Inverter, Delta, 200V, 1phase

 

 

 

$1,018.44 12134048

Inverter Delta

$1,629.54
F83220501-Complete Door lock Assembly $223.85 600-108 Complete Door Lock Assembly

 

$379.51 12119770 Complete Door Lock $263.70
F8335201P Motor 230/460V 5HP $1758.55 220-002 Motor 5HP 12047170 Motor 230V AC 3 50hz 2,20KW $739.38 5HP 12047170 Motor 230V AC 3 50hz 2,20KW

 

$832.22

The Sanitary Supplies That Consumers Need During the Pandemic

The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has changed the world in more ways than we can all imagine. While suppliers, manufacturers, and distributors are now focused on keeping up with the high demand for basic needs, there is also an increasing need for sanitary supplies in both commercial and private settings.

One of the most in-demand products in the market today is the personal thermometer that’s now a must-have in both homes and business establishments.

In fact, there has been a scarcity in thermometers when the pandemic started and prices have gone up significantly because of how important they are in determining fever, which is one of the telltale signs of COVID-19.

Disinfection systems are also now needed, especially in commercial settings where stores, restaurants, supermarkets, and other establishments need to be disinfected regularly with foggers and UV-based equipment to prevent the spread of the virus.

Finally, there is still a growing demand for personal protective equipment, disinfectant solutions, masks, and face shields, especially for front liners and custodians who are leading the battle against the virus.

These sanitary supplies will continue to be useful in the coming months as the world is still on the hunt for a vaccine or drug that would finally end this pandemic.


Wash IQ offers laundry machine chemicals, and a variety of professional laundry solutions nationwide and to the following counties: Alameda County, Alpine County, Amador County, Butte County, Calaveras County, Colusa County, Contra Costa County, Del Norte County, El Dorado County, Fresno County, Glenn County, Humboldt County, Imperial County, Inyo County, Kern County, Kings County, Lake County, Lassen County, Los Angeles County, Madera County, Marin County, Mariposa County, Mendocino County, Merced County, Modoc County, Mono County, Monterey County, Napa County, Nevada County, Orange County, Placer County, Plumas County, Riverside County, Sacramento County, San Benito County, San Bernardino County, San Diego County, City and County of San Francisco, San Joaquin County, San Luis Obispo County, San Mateo County, Santa Barbara County, Santa Clara County, Santa Cruz County, Shasta County, Sierra County, Siskiyou County, Solano County, Sonoma County, Stanislaus County, Sutter County, Tehama County, Trinity County, Tulare County, Tuolumne County, Ventura County, Yolo County, Yuba County

What Makes Fagor Commercial Washing Machines Awesome?

Being in the hospitality industry would mean that you need to cover all the bases when it comes to quality especially in the cleanliness of your towels, sheets, and linens. That is why you need to invest in great commercial washing machines that get the job done and can last you for years to come even with constant use.

Fagor Industrial has always been a trusted provider of high-quality commercial washing machines that fit the requirements of each business. This guarantees that you are investing in a commercial washing machine with all the features that you need. But what really makes Fagor commercial washing machines awesome?

 

They are designed for you

Sure, you can pick up any good quality commercial washing machine on the market, but you can’t guarantee that it will meet your business’ specific needs. But with Fagor Industrial, your washing machine will be designed with features that put your comfort and welfare in mind.

For starters, their commercial washing machines come with the largest doors on the market for your utmost convenience in loading and unloading large quantities of sheets, fabrics, clothes, and towels.

The newest Kare generation also features a plinth design, which keeps the loading door at the same height to make using a trolley much easier.

All of Fagor Industrial’s washing machines are also built using the best motors, frequency inverters, bearings, and bearing supports that you’ll find in industrial machines.

 

They are smart

Fagor Industrial washing machines are not only durable, but they are also smart. The new Touch Plus Control features a full-color 7-inch touch screen where you can choose from 29 pre-set programs according to your needs. It even comes in 37 languages and has a USB port where you can easily create, import, and export new programs with ease.

You can also ensure consistent dosage with 8 standard and 6 extra dosing signals so you won’t need to check on the machines constantly.

If that’s not enough, these washing machines also give you the option to advertise by including information about your rates and times on the washer itself.

 

They are as efficient as they are sustainable

Fagor Industrial is known for its technological innovations that include full flow-recirculation, which allows you to re-use water from the tub to maximize its use.

You also get to enjoy the washing machine’s optimum load where it can detect any imbalance in the operation so you can correct it and not go through any hassles while the machine is working.

Fagor Industrial commercial washing machines also feature an automatic adjustment system that regulates detergent and water consumption to fit every load. This allows you to enjoy savings on water, energy, and chemical products.

Finally, all Fagor Industrial washing machines boast of the highest G force on the market. This means that you can reduce operational costs and save energy while ensuring consistency in your machine’s performance.

So if you’re still on the market for a good commercial washing machine, make it Fagor Industrial.


Wash IQ offers laundry machine chemicals, and a variety of professional laundry solutions nationwide and to the following counties: Alameda County, Alpine County, Amador County, Butte County, Calaveras County, Colusa County, Contra Costa County, Del Norte County, El Dorado County, Fresno County, Glenn County, Humboldt County, Imperial County, Inyo County, Kern County, Kings County, Lake County, Lassen County, Los Angeles County, Madera County, Marin County, Mariposa County, Mendocino County, Merced County, Modoc County, Mono County, Monterey County, Napa County, Nevada County, Orange County, Placer County, Plumas County, Riverside County, Sacramento County, San Benito County, San Bernardino County, San Diego County, City and County of San Francisco, San Joaquin County, San Luis Obispo County, San Mateo County, Santa Barbara County, Santa Clara County, Santa Cruz County, Shasta County, Sierra County, Siskiyou County, Solano County, Sonoma County, Stanislaus County, Sutter County, Tehama County, Trinity County, Tulare County, Tuolumne County, Ventura County, Yolo County, Yuba County

4 Common Laundry Problems and How You Can Fix Them

It may not be everyone’s favorite activity, but doing laundry is an inevitable part of life, especially in the hospitality industry and other industrial settings where large quantities of linens, sheets, and other types of clothing need to be washed regularly and professionally.

While the concept of washing seems pretty straightforward, it’s not uncommon to encounter these hiccups along the way that could easily make your business suffer if you don’t address it properly.

 

The towels come out grey after drying

It’s not uncommon for some clothes, linens, or towels to come out gray after washing. But sometimes, towels can also come out grey after drying, which is caused by occasional over-drying.

To solve this problem, professional drying solutions suggests that every towel tumbler should be fitted with an automatic terminator that will prevent over-drying by stopping the process when there’s only about 2% of moisture left in the textile.

This accessory is usually sold as an energy saver, but it’s also just as helpful in preventing towels, linens, and sheets from turning grey after drying.

 

You see detergent residues on clothes

No one wants to wear clothes that smell of detergent because they are not only pretty strong for the nose but also harsh on the skin, which might cause allergies. But if you see detergent residues on clothes and even sheets, it could be because your powdered detergent isn’t dissolving properly.

To fix this problem, use liquid detergent if you’re doing cold-water cycles because the powder doesn’t dissolve as much in cold water. Also, keep your loads below the maximum level to make sure that your clothes can spin properly.

You can also try filling the washer with water first and adding the detergent before putting the clothes to give it time to dissolve properly.

 

Clothes and sheets become yellow

Yellowing has been a longtime problem in commercial settings and it’s usually caused by the incorrect finishing of textiles after the manufacturing process. This is why it’s best to rinse new textiles with just warm water before putting them in the washing machine because the heat will usually cause the discoloration if the cloth was left with an alkaline surface.

It’s also important to use a detergent booster or increase the amount of detergent on your next wash to avoid any further discoloration.

 

There are small holes in sheets and clothes

Finally, when you’re offering professional laundry solutions, you can’t afford to cause any damages to the sheets, textiles, towels, and clothes that you’re washing. But sometimes, small holes may appear in some fabrics, which are caused by incorrect membrane press settings.

The membrane-press is an important tool in speeding up the washing and drying process because it helps to minimize the moisture content in fabrics after every rinse. But if not done right, some fabrics won’t be able to handle the full pressure of the membrane-press causing small holes in them. To avoid this, make sure that you don’t overuse the membrane-press settings, especially when washing old fabrics.


Wash IQ offers laundry machine chemicals, and a variety of professional laundry solutions nationwide and to the following counties: Alameda County, Alpine County, Amador County, Butte County, Calaveras County, Colusa County, Contra Costa County, Del Norte County, El Dorado County, Fresno County, Glenn County, Humboldt County, Imperial County, Inyo County, Kern County, Kings County, Lake County, Lassen County, Los Angeles County, Madera County, Marin County, Mariposa County, Mendocino County, Merced County, Modoc County, Mono County, Monterey County, Napa County, Nevada County, Orange County, Placer County, Plumas County, Riverside County, Sacramento County, San Benito County, San Bernardino County, San Diego County, City and County of San Francisco, San Joaquin County, San Luis Obispo County, San Mateo County, Santa Barbara County, Santa Clara County, Santa Cruz County, Shasta County, Sierra County, Siskiyou County, Solano County, Sonoma County, Stanislaus County, Sutter County, Tehama County, Trinity County, Tulare County, Tuolumne County, Ventura County, Yolo County, Yuba County

Why An Industrial Washing Machine Is Better?

A regular washing machine is what most homeowners have in their households. While a regular washing machine is enough to cover the weekly laundry, industrial washer offers numerous advantages that you will appreciate in the long run.

  • Bigger capacity – industrial washing machine can handle bigger and larger loads. Bigger load means extra productivity.
  • Durability – an industrial washer is designed for rigorous washing. It can handle the demands of regular use.
  • Cost-efficient – while a regular washing machine can handle the regular family laundry, constant use will cause wear and tear which will leave you with no choice but to purchase a new one. On the other hand, industrial washing machines are designed to withstand the rigors of regular use.
  • Time-efficient – industrial washer has a larger cylinder size compared to a regular home washing machine. Loads of laundry can be dried in as quickly as 30 minutes in an industrial washing machine.

Getting an industrial washing machine is quite expensive, but the life of the machine and the benefits it can give you outweighs the cost.

An industrial washer may be expensive at first, but the life of the machine saves you from the stress of going through the hassle of getting your regular washing machine repaired or replaced.


Wash IQ offers laundry machine chemicals, and a variety of professional laundry solutions nationwide and to the following counties: Alameda County, Alpine County, Amador County, Butte County, Calaveras County, Colusa County, Contra Costa County, Del Norte County, El Dorado County, Fresno County, Glenn County, Humboldt County, Imperial County, Inyo County, Kern County, Kings County, Lake County, Lassen County, Los Angeles County, Madera County, Marin County, Mariposa County, Mendocino County, Merced County, Modoc County, Mono County, Monterey County, Napa County, Nevada County, Orange County, Placer County, Plumas County, Riverside County, Sacramento County, San Benito County, San Bernardino County, San Diego County, City and County of San Francisco, San Joaquin County, San Luis Obispo County, San Mateo County, Santa Barbara County, Santa Clara County, Santa Cruz County, Shasta County, Sierra County, Siskiyou County, Solano County, Sonoma County, Stanislaus County, Sutter County, Tehama County, Trinity County, Tulare County, Tuolumne County, Ventura County, Yolo County, Yuba County

When to Use Hand Sanitizer

Hand washing with soap and water is still one of the most effective ways to prevent the spread of harmful germs and bacteria. Even before the COVID19 pandemic, hand washing has been highly encouraged by medical and health professionals.

But in the absence of soap and water, using at least 60% alcohol-based sanitizer can reduce the risk of getting sick and spreading germs.

The use of hand sanitizer is easy, convenient, and almost always readily available. In some public places like bus and train stations, public restrooms, fast food chains, and others have strategically placed sanitizer dispensers for public use.

While alcohol-based sanitizer can kill microbes, it is not entirely effective on all germs and other harmful substances on your hands.

Since hand sanitizer does not kill all types of germs and remove harmful chemicals, when do we need to use hand sanitizer?

Knowing which method to use in any given circumstance will give you the best chance of preventing the spread of germs or bacteria. Most of all, it cuts down the chance of getting sick.

  • When in hospitals – hospitals deploy hand sanitizers in sanitizer dispensers in all corners. Always take advantage of the free use of alcohol-based sanitizer when visiting a friend or a loved one in the hospital. Studies show that hand sanitizers work well in hospital settings; for hands come in contact with germs only not with grease.
  • When in nursing homes – sanitize your hands with at least 60% to 95% alcohol-based sanitizers before and after visiting a friend or loved one in nursing homes. Nursing homes provide free access to hand sanitizers for hygienic purposes.
  • When in public places – there are moments when soap and water are not available like when you are in the park or out driving, the use of alcohol-based sanitizer can reduce the microbes in the hands. Always use at least 60% to 95% alcohol-based sanitizer as it is more effective in killing germs.
  • When you cannot wash with soap and water – always carry a hand sanitizer with you.  So when public sanitizer dispensers with 60% to 95% alcohol-based sanitizer are not available, you always have enough to temporarily cleanse your hands.
  • When you want added protection – you can rub a hand sanitizer all over your hands after washing with soap and water for extra protection.

Use hand sanitizers properly; refer to the manufacturer’s advice for the recommended amount. Then, rub alcohol based on your entire hands, gaps between your fingers, and on the back of your hands. Lastly, only stop rubbing when your skin is dry.

Remember not to use hand sanitizer when your hands are visibly greasy and dirty. Do not use hand sanitizer if you have touched harmful chemicals like heavy metals or pesticides.

Also, do not use hand sanitizer when you have been exposed to high infectious agents like if you are with a person who is sick with Clostridium difficile.

Do not use hand sanitizer because it is convenient. Although sanitizer dispensers are readily available in public places, hand washing is still the most effective way to combat the spread of diseases and germs.


Wash IQ offers laundry machine chemicals, and a variety of professional laundry solutions nationwide and to the following counties: Alameda County, Alpine County, Amador County, Butte County, Calaveras County, Colusa County, Contra Costa County, Del Norte County, El Dorado County, Fresno County, Glenn County, Humboldt County, Imperial County, Inyo County, Kern County, Kings County, Lake County, Lassen County, Los Angeles County, Madera County, Marin County, Mariposa County, Mendocino County, Merced County, Modoc County, Mono County, Monterey County, Napa County, Nevada County, Orange County, Placer County, Plumas County, Riverside County, Sacramento County, San Benito County, San Bernardino County, San Diego County, City and County of San Francisco, San Joaquin County, San Luis Obispo County, San Mateo County, Santa Barbara County, Santa Clara County, Santa Cruz County, Shasta County, Sierra County, Siskiyou County, Solano County, Sonoma County, Stanislaus County, Sutter County, Tehama County, Trinity County, Tulare County, Tuolumne County, Ventura County, Yolo County, Yuba County

Different Types of Chemicals Used in Laundry

Doing laundry is an important part of our house chores. Hotels, restaurants, and resorts have to do laundry in bulk. From sheets, towels, table covers and napkins, and other linens need to be clean and smelling fresh. But do you have any idea what are the different laundry chemicals used to keep these piles of sheets and textiles crisp, fresh, and stain-free?

Laundry chemicals include pre-spotters, detergents, detergent boosters, neutralizers, bleaches, de-stainers, and fabric softeners. Take a look at the descriptions of each laundry aid to know which solution works best for your specific laundry needs.

  • Pre-spotters come in liquid formulation which is used to remove oil, make-up, grease, dirt, and other tough stains. Pre-spotters eliminate stubborn dirt or stains before washing.
  • Detergents are the main laundry cleaning agents to get rid of dust, dirt, oil, and, stains which are made of synthetic surfactant, chelating agents, enzymes, fragrances, and optical brighteners.

Detergents are available in three (3) forms: solid, liquid, and powder. Liquid detergent works well in all water temperatures. On the other hand, powder detergent works best with warm water to dissolve.

  • Detergent boosters are used together with laundry detergents to improve stain removal. The uses of these boosters also enhance the cleaning performance of laundry detergent at the same time conditioning the water for optimal results.
  • Neutralizers remove residual alkali and mineral deposits in the water. Neutralizers’ also known as souring agents are responsible for controlling the PH of the linen to cut down possible skin irritation. By removing the high mineral deposits in the water, neutralizers prevent the linen from turning yellowish or grayish.
  • Bleaches are laundry cleaning aids used to remove stubborn stains not removed during the wash cycle, brighten and whiten fabrics. Laundry chemicals like bleaches or de-stainers turn the soil into soluble particles that are then eliminated by laundry detergents. Laundry bleaches are available in two types: chlorine and oxygen.

Chlorine bleach is primarily used for white linens as a brightening agent. It can also be used to disinfect fabrics while oxygen bleach is or commonly known as “color safe” bleach is gentle and safe for use on almost all washable fabrics.

  • Fabric softeners are added to the final rinse to make the fabrics fluffier and softer. Fabric softeners reduce the wrinkles on fabrics, thus making ironing easier and faster.
  • Enzyme presoaks are for heavily stained or soiled fabrics. Presoaks are used for soaking linens before washing. Also, when added to wash water, presoaks enhance the cleaning performance of laundry detergents.
  • Starches and fabric finishes these laundry aids are used in the final rise to make the fabrics more soil resistant.

Laundry chemicals and solutions contribute to the overall performance of laundry detergents. These laundry aids and products have precise benefits and advantages to achieve effective laundry washing and cleaning.

For optimal results, use laundry products that suit your fabric needs, wash methods, and washing equipment. With so many products available in the market, it is important to know what products are meant for your needs.


Wash IQ offers laundry machine chemicals, and a variety of professional laundry solutions nationwide and to the following counties: Alameda County, Alpine County, Amador County, Butte County, Calaveras County, Colusa County, Contra Costa County, Del Norte County, El Dorado County, Fresno County, Glenn County, Humboldt County, Imperial County, Inyo County, Kern County, Kings County, Lake County, Lassen County, Los Angeles County, Madera County, Marin County, Mariposa County, Mendocino County, Merced County, Modoc County, Mono County, Monterey County, Napa County, Nevada County, Orange County, Placer County, Plumas County, Riverside County, Sacramento County, San Benito County, San Bernardino County, San Diego County, City and County of San Francisco, San Joaquin County, San Luis Obispo County, San Mateo County, Santa Barbara County, Santa Clara County, Santa Cruz County, Shasta County, Sierra County, Siskiyou County, Solano County, Sonoma County, Stanislaus County, Sutter County, Tehama County, Trinity County, Tulare County, Tuolumne County, Ventura County, Yolo County, Yuba County

How the Pump Works on Soap Dispensers

Pumps are used in different applications and usually found in household items for everyday usage. It is commonly used in sprayers and dispensers like soap dispensers. But how do pump dispenser pump works? How does it pump the liquid upwards?

The soap dispensers rely on the bottle and the air suction to draw the fluid upwards. The pump is attached to a long flexible plastic tube that runs through the bottom of the bottle. Above the dip is a valve that prevents the liquid from going back down to the tube.

The pump works by applying pressure on to the pump mechanism and then creates a suction effect which draws the liquid upwards the tube. Once you release the pump head, the valve returns to its sealing position to block the liquid from flowing back to the bottle.

A soap dispenser pump is composed of several components:

  • The actuator is the top of the pump pressed to dispense the liquid soap.
  • The closure is the part of the pump that is attached to the bottleneck.
  • The outer gasket is made of plastic or rubber that prevents the liquid soap from leaking.
  • A dip tube is a flexible tube that extends from the housing to the bottom of the container.
  • Housing is the main component of the soap dispenser that draws fluid to the actuator.

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The FDA and Hand Sanitizers

With COVID19 greatly causing health scares across the globe, the demand for hand sanitizers and sanitizing products has increased. As production increases to meet the needs, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has seen hand sanitizers contaminated with methanol.

Methanol also known as wood alcohol is a type of alcohol used to create solvents and fuels. Methanol is a colorless liquid, with an odor similar to that of ethanol.

It is flammable and toxic when ingested or absorbed through the skin. Adverse effects of methanol include hospitalizations, blindness, and sometimes even death, thus, making it an unacceptable ingredient for hand sanitizers.

The Food and Drug Administration is currently conducting investigations on certain hand sanitizer products with methanol. This is to prevent consumers from buying these brands; to prevent toxic effects.

Consumers and hand sanitizer users that have been exposed to contaminated methanol products and are experiencing nausea, headache, vomiting, and blurred vision. It is then imperative for you to seek immediate medical care or treatment for the reversal of methanol toxic effects. 

Seeking speedy treatment can prevent serious effects such as blindness, coma, seizure, and damage to the nervous system. Consumers and users exposed to methanol are at risk, but children and adults who accidentally ingest the product are more at risk.

The FDA remains vigilant for hand sanitizing products containing methanol and any quality issues. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is not only concerned about products contaminated with methanol but other concerns like:

  • Hand sanitizing products not containing a sufficient amount of isopropyl alcohol or ethyl alcohol.
  • Hand sanitizer products marketed as “FDA approved” when there are no hand sanitizers approved by the agency.
  • Sanitizing products containing misleading information and claims that products contain the spread of COVID19 and other diseases.
  • Sanitizing products packaged to appear like miniature drinks or enticing enough for children to think this can be consumed, or for them to accidentally drink or ingest these products. Ingesting even a small portion of hand sanitizer can be deadly for children.
  • Hand sanitizing products with or without methanol must be placed beyond a child’s reach. Consumers must not drink any of these products.

While the need to constantly clean and sanitize our hands is necessary especially because of COVID19, it is advisable to read the back label of the product before purchasing it. It is recommended to use alcohol-based sanitizers with at least 70% ethanol or ethyl alcohol.

In the absence of hand sanitizers with 70% ethanol, stick to the basic hand washing. Wash your hands at least 20 seconds with clean water and soap. Do these often even while at home especially before and after eating, after using the bathroom, after coughing, sneezing, or even after blowing your nose.

Hand washing is also recommended before and after cooking, playing with or feeding pets, after a diaper change, handling garbage, before and after dressing a wound, and when your hands look dirty.


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