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.
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