Hydrofinity Blog

Nov 22, 2021 10:40:24 AM

How to Improve Your Hotel's Laundry Efficiency
Few hotel laundries achieve their optimum efficiency and most miss out by a significant margin and offer major opportunities for useful improvements and significant cost savings. The definition of optimum efficiency varies; it could involve minimum ...
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Sep 3, 2021 10:00:00 AM

What Is That Horrible Smell?
Customers and users of freshly laundered textiles have a justified expectation that because they have just been washed, they will be clean, disinfected and stain-free. One way of giving the lie to this assumption is if the items give off an unpleasant ...
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Jun 29, 2021 8:15:00 AM

How to Optimise your Laundry Chemistry for Great Results
Which is the ‘best’ detergent? Why are some detergents more expensive than others? Why can some launderers remove stains that defeat your team? Why do your towels gradually turn grey? Can rust marks be removed? This month we look at the latest laundry ...
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Jun 8, 2021 8:00:00 AM

How To Keep Your Spa Towels Looking New For Longer
Many launderers view spa towels as bad news and might even try to avoid taking them. They tend to cling to the odours of the essential oils used in a great many spa products, leading to customer accusations of poor washing and even ‘no washing’! Even ...
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May 27, 2021 8:15:00 AM

Getting Up and Running Again After Lockdown!
Small laundries using washer-extractors face a few problems as we come out of lockdown; recovering washing volumes and addressing new customer demands. Hospitality businesses may well take time before they reach historic levels of activity, with both ...
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Feb 18, 2021 3:00:00 PM

Guest Post: How to Measure Quality and Use This to Rate Detergents
Wash quality is a key factor in decision making for detergent purchase and even for washing machine selection, and now this can be reliably measured (numerically) using simple and readily available pre-stained test fabrics. It is also possible to measure ...
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Dec 17, 2020 9:45:00 AM

Guest Post: 3 Ideas to Improve the Sustainability of Your Hotel’s Laundry
At last! Environmental sustainability is starting to resonate with a significant number of hotel guests, and leading hoteliers are now starting to build this into their offer to the business and leisure markets. They have quickly learned the need, first ...
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Oct 9, 2020 12:18:38 PM

Guest Post: Extending Linen Life
Many launderers would like to know the secret of minimising progressive rotting of cotton fibres and the destructive hydrolysis of polyester and nylon fibres, so that they can achieve over 200 wash and use cycles for every textile classification. This is ...
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Jul 15, 2020 2:36:00 PM

Guest Post: How to Halve Your Laundry’s Running Costs
Many years ago, a Scottish hotel, acting on the advice of an external supplier, changed its electric tumble dryers for steam-heated ones. The steep drop in electrical charges astonished the hotel accountant and the realisation of what the total extra ...
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Jun 24, 2020 11:45:00 AM

Guest Post: Six Ways to Improve Your Hotel's Laundry Efficiency
The often-recommended way of raising a hotel laundry’s productivity at minimum cost is to set realistic targets and achieve these consistently. This can be a daunting task for a busy manager so this month we look at how this can be tackled without ...
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Jun 4, 2020 1:30:00 PM

World Environment Day: How to Lighten the Load on the Planet
Laundry and pollution may seem unconnected but increasing plastic pollution in our oceans is partly down to using our washing machines. With each wash, tiny fragments - often no thicker than a human hair - break off our clothes, bedding and towels and ...
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May 5, 2020 11:19:00 AM

What Are These XOrbs That Replace Water in Commercial Washing Machines ?!
You've probably heard us say thousands of times before that the Hydrofinity washing machine uses up to 80% less water than conventional designs but do you know how or why?  Let's see exactly how our washing machine is a step towards a greener future.
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