Hydrofinity Blog

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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Feb 6, 2020 11:00:00 AM

Guest Post: Handling Fire- and Flood-damaged work – an opportunity for the skilled professional launderer
Fire-damaged textiles are usually smoky-smelling and damp or wet through. The chances of successful recovery depend on how quickly they can be brought to the laundry after the incident, and how skilfully they are tackled by the professional launderer. ...
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Nov 29, 2019 11:31:39 AM

Guest Post: What’s That Horrible Smell? Simple Tips To Remove Laundry Odours
Foul smelling work coming into the laundry is just part of the rich spectrum of visible and invisible contamination on soiled textiles from the wide variety of sources served by the launderer. It is an entirely different matter if there is a stench on ...
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Oct 10, 2019 1:41:00 PM

Guest Blog: 6 Tips To Stay Safe In The Laundry
Safety is not very sexy or exciting, but it must be addressed systematically if everyday risks to staff, customers and neighbours are to be avoided. Accidents happen and it pays to be prepared, not only to minimise the painful risks of these but also to ...
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Sep 11, 2019 12:15:00 PM

Guest Post: How To Plan For Your New Commercial Laundry - Part 2
A few weeks ago we looked at planning the basics and the washhouse. This month we shall be looking at getting the best from finishing departments, marking and classification, packing out and collection/delivery. Last but by no means least we will cover ...
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Sep 4, 2019 9:45:00 AM

Guest Post: How Hotels Can Be Awarded For Going Green
Sustainability in the hospitality sector is a hot topic that only looks set to grow in the coming years, with both internal focus intensifying and customer awareness growing. For an industry that is responsible for approximately 5% of global carbon ...
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Aug 20, 2019 4:15:00 PM

Guest Blog: Four Simple Hotel Swaps that Boost Sustainability
With climate change on everyone’s minds at the moment, businesses are increasingly looking for new ways to reduce their carbon footprint and improve sustainability. Guests too are becoming far more aware of the environmental impact of hotels, and growing ...
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Jul 25, 2019 10:15:00 AM

Guest Post: How To Plan For Your New Commercial Laundry - Part 1
Much has happened in the last twenty years to revolutionise laundering. This has resulted in significant improvements in quality, productivity and operating cost, which have made the commercial laundry business increasingly attractive, especially for the ...
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Jul 1, 2019 11:09:00 AM

Guest Blog: How to Optimise Your Laundry Chemistry for Great Results
Introduction Much has happened in the last twenty years to revolutionise laundry chemistry – not all of it good. Alongside the major advances in wash performance, there have been restrictions on laundry effluent which have led to the banning or much ...
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May 8, 2019 11:45:00 AM

Guest Post: Tips to Minimise Water and Energy Consumption (and Save Cash)
Modern business planning now demands application of best affordable practice in machine selection and operation. Shrewd house buyers will look at the ‘Energy rating’ of a property, with one eye on low environmental impact and the other on a major running ...
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