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Running a Best in class Laundry Operation

By: Institutional Cleaning | July 2, 2021 | Reading time: 2 minutes

Hotels rely heavily on linen throughout their day-to-day operations. Due to the pace and nature of hospitality businesses, stains of all kinds inevitably appear on sheets, cloth napkins and towels. Because the cleanliness of a business? linens can make the difference between a rave review and a scathing write-up, it is imperative to optimize laundry programs to properly remove stains.

The best defense against stains is a first-rate laundry program that combines effective stain-fighting products with sustainability-focused programs and intelligent monitoring.

Making Laundry Effective, Efficient and Environmentally Friendly

Hospitality managers should consider these products and practices as they aim to make their laundry programs best-in-class:

  1. Smart stain-fighting: the right products at the right time

Handling stains effectively prior to the first wash allows businesses to extend linen life and avoid water- and chemical-wasting rewashes. This, in turn, saves time and money and promotes environmental sustainability.

Diversey's Clax Magic presents a comprehensive range of stain-removal solutions for a wide array of stain types, including:

  • Clax Magic Protein for blood, food and other protein-based stains
  • Clax Magic Multi for a variety of stains, such as makeup, ink and grease
  • Clax Magic Rust for rust and iron-based stains
  • Clax Magic White for bleachable stains like coffee, wine and fruit juice
  1. Low temperature laundry programs: cooler is cleaner

As consumers are increasingly expecting businesses to support sustainability, laundry programs should focus on ways to reduce water, energy and chemical consumption. About 80% of energy consumed in a standard laundry program is used to heat water during the wash phase, so it is logical that low temperature wash programs reduce environmental impact while also curbing energy costs. 

Diversey's Clax Advanced low temperature laundry program has been proven to reduce waste and costs while improving performance. Across six luxury hotels, the program:

  • Reduced water usage by up to 35%
  • Reduced electricity by up to 15%
  • Reduced wash time by up to 16%
  • Reduced CO2 emissions by up to 100 metric tons
  • Extended linen life by up to 30%

The sustainability benefits of a low temperature laundry program like Clax Advanced are undeniable. When coupled with the cost savings and boosted performance, low temperature linen care becomes a no-brainer for hospitality businesses.

  1. Real-time remote monitoring: the next level of laundry management

By tapping into the global reach and information-collecting power of the Internet of Things (IoT), Diversey's IntelliLinen solution (part of our Internet of Clean platform) transforms laundry management. It provides real-time alerts and feedback about key metrics like energy use and operational costs.

With these actionable insights, managers can easily see where consumption can be reduced, where chemical dosage can be more consistent and where re-wash levels can be reduced. With IntelliLinen, businesses can immediately implement corrective actions to better control costs and uphold sustainability. By setting thresholds, laundry managers will also be notified when and where overspending occurs. 

By implementing the solutions above, hospitality businesses can ensure that their laundry programs keep linen unblemished while minimizing their carbon footprint and motivating customers to return again and again.

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