When you think high-tech in hospitality, commercial laundry detergent probably isn’t the first thing that comes to mind, but it’s come a long way in recent years.
Special formulations are helping cleaning chemicals catch up to the eco-friendly innovations in laundry for hotels, saving water, energy and – perhaps most importantly – money.
For OPL hotels, or hotels with on property laundry operations, here’s a quick look at how to save money and resources with advanced commercial laundry detergent.
You may not find a single commercial laundry detergent that has all of the following features, but even just a few will help save money in the short and long terms.
When it comes to money- and energy-saving features, look for detergent that:
- Cleans effectively in lower temperatures, saving your property in heating costs
- Washes more with less needed, lowering the inventory you’ll need on hand
- Works with less water, saving in water and energy consumption
- Rinses clean in fewer cycles, using less water and energy
- Requires less water treatment, reducing your costs
- Is gentle on linens, helping to lengthen their lifecycle
Commercial laundry detergent no longer requires harsh chemicals to do hard work. Today, plant-based and non-toxic chemicals are available that are tough on stains but gentle on your luxury hotel bedding and soft towels.
Look for detergents with chemicals are 100 percent biodegradable, free of NPE, phosphate, EDTA, NTA and aromatic solvents.
Save the Day
Upgrading your commercial laundry detergent can be good for both the environment and your bottom line. You’ll do more with less, saving both money and resources.
Upgrades will also help boost the effectiveness of energy-saving and eco-friendly commercial laundry equipment. Once you’ve got high-tech laundry machines, you’ll want chemicals to match.
When you’re making your hotel laundry equipment list to calculate costs and how to lower them, don’t forget to include detergent.