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Whats the Average Cost Per Pound to Wash Hotel Linens?

Question:What is an average cost per pound for washing hotel linens and terry (including sheets, pillow cases, bath towels, hand towels, wash cloths, bath mats or bath rugs), as well as food and beverage (including napkins, square table cloths, rags and aprons)?
- Desiree H. Young, VentureWalk Business Partners, LLC

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How many washings should we expect to get out of the products that we purchase?

Question: Our business is selling bed and bath linen to the hospitality market, specifically to hotels and condo management companies who have OPL. The majority of the products that we provide for these customers are T-180 white percale bed linen and white 86/14 blended cam border terry. One question that we are often asked is "how many washings should we expect to get out of the products that we purchase?"

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Is there such a thing as hypoallergenic linen?

Question:  Is there such a thing as hypoallergenic linen? On occasion, some of our hospital clients ask for this.
- Ted Halkias, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. HCSC-Laundry, Allentown, PA

 

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Water Retention and Drying Time for Terry Towels

Question: What is the acceptable percentage of water retained on terry towels after extraction? What is the recommended drying time and temperature?

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Shrinkage of Towels

Question: Is there any information available concerning dimensional stability, i.e. shrinkage, of towels in repeated commercial laundering? Also, what is the average number of wash cycles that a towel goes through before it is discarded?
- Clay Tingle, Technical Manager

 

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Standards for Washing Bath Towels

Question: I am interested in the standards for washing bath towels. Do you need to use bleach for sanitation purposes, or will hot water do the trick?
- Bruce Koepp, Assistant Director, Recreational Services

 

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LAUNDRY FIRE – Guests Evacuated

CHEEKTOWAGA, NY — A fire in a Days Inn laundry room forced guests to evacuate the building during the evening hours. The fire which began in a dryer was contained to the laundry room and there were no injuries.