Steps to Choosing the Best Commercial Laundry Detergent for Your Hotel

April 4, 2018 — by Valeriya Vimon

If you’re in the hotel business, you already know that your guests expect flawless, crisp clean linens. As a rule, sheets are expected to be fresh and comfortable, towels are also expected to be pristine and soft, and there’s no place for stains that can make guests question the hotel’s cleaning standards. For this reason, every hotel’s management team should pay a lot of attention to how the laundry is being washed.

If you handle the hotel’s laundry on-site, you should definitely do a research on what kind of commercial laundry detergent is best to use. And since your hotel probably has a variety of different types of linens that need to be washed, you need a good commercial laundry detergent that will be suitable for most of them – whether that means washing feather soft pillow cases or table cloths. Our tip is to look for concentrated detergents that are suitable for deep cleaning of all natural and synthetic fibres.

For the ultimate linen quality, choose a detergent that is effective in both cold and warm water. Washing linens with cold water is known to be much better than washing them with scorching hot water which over time can ruin their colour and structure, and possibly shrink them. On the other hand, cold washing can also result in a lower electricity bill as you won’t need to heat the water. Look for a detergent that promises the same results in all temperatures.

Whether a detergent is good or not – it all depends on the ingredients it contains. For instance, enzymes are a great ingredient found in commercial detergents. These biological catalysts speed up the stain removal process and can target a variety of stains – from grass to cooking oil and biological-based stains. Formulas that include oxygen bleach, sufactants, and sequesterants are very effective in sanitizing and brightening a wide range of fabrics and colours.

Generally, there are two types of laundry detergents to choose from: liquid and powdered. Both forms clean well, however, liquid detergents are more effective on greasy and oily stains. Powdered detergents tend to be less expensive, but they are not good for dissolving in cold water, which might be a problem. Lately, single dose pods have been very popular among homeowners as they are quite convenient to use (no measuring cups – always the exact dose). However they are the most expensive option for hotels as sometimes you might need to use several pods for a single extra large load.

And finally, if your hotel is fully occupied most of the time, your laundry service will be super busy too. In that case, it is best to buy large quantities of it. Purchasing your commercial laundry detergent in bulk is the best way to save money which you can further invest in new linens.