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Reducing Bath Towel Fading

Question: What suggestions can you offer for eliminating or reducing fading on bath towels?
- Irving Sherman

 

 

Answer: Understand that the quality of the dye process can make a difference in how well color holds up in any fabric. Lesser quality goods are generally dyed in atmospheric dye becks, which is cheaper than dyeing in pressure vats. At best, follow the directions of the linen manufacturer. Also wash at low temperatures, avoiding any type of bleach and enzymes in the detergent.

If you have real good terry, which isn’t badly soiled, use a liquid detergent dispersed in the water before adding the terry linen to the washer.

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A Gruesome Laundry Surprise

PHOENIX, Ariz. — A body in a bin was discovered by employees at a Sodexo commercial laundry facility. The body arrived on a delivery truck from medical facilities in Tucson. Team members who were unloading the bins first noticed blood on the sheets then discovered the body in one of the bins. The man, a transient, had previously slept in the laundry-bag area near the Tucson medical facility. It is believed that the man either died from a medical condition or was suffocated by the plastic bags. The body showed no signs of trauma or foul play.