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Average Percent of Rewash In A Commercial Laundry

Question: What is the average percent of rewash in a commercial laundry?

Answer: A commercial laundry in defined as a business that washes textiles for a profit. That being said; the mix of textile categories can make a difference in the overall stain rewash percentage of the laundry.  If you were to break down certain classifications/industries you should be able to determine what the average should be for a commercial laundry.  In general the following are good average numbers:

Hospital Healthcare    2-4%
Nursing Homecare     3-4%
Hotel/Motel              1-3%
Food & Beverage       4-7%
Industrial Garments    3-5%
Matting                    0%
Personal Clothing       >1%

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Textile Services Industry Gets National Spotlight

WILIMGTON, Mass. — Textile service executive Ronald Croatti recently appeared on the CBS-TV show “Undercover Boss.” Croatti is CEO of UniFirst Corp., in Wilmington, Mass. For most Americans watching “Undercover Boss” it was their first view inside a commercial laundry, which typically process between 10 million and 25 million pounds of uniforms, table linens, bed sheets, towels and more every year “The reusable textile services business is the original green industry,” said Ricci. “Commercial laundries reuse linen instead of filing landfills with disposable alternatives and continually discover new, innovative means to reduce energy consumption and recycle water. Our huge economies of scale allow laundries to use about two-thirds less water, energy and detergent than alternatives, such as washing at home, while hygienically cleaning textile products, improving disease control and reducing contamination.”