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Mildew Smell on Towels

Question: I have a problem with towels – they smell of mildew no matter how many times I wash them. Bleaching the white towels has worked, but since I can't bleach the colored towels how do I disinfect them?
 

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Retaining Perfume After The Drying Cycle

Question: After a softener wash, in some cases, the perfume is not retained after the drying cycle. Can you suggest a remedy?
-Simon

 

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Removing Smoke Smell From Clothing After A Fire

Question: Do you have any suggestions for removing smoke smell from clothing after a fire?
- Stacey Strome

 

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Odors After Washing Pillowcases

Question: After washing pillowcases using the washing and chemical program our supplier provided for us, one load of pillowcases was mistakenly left inside the trolley until the following day. By the next morning the pillowcases already had a bad odor. What causes this?
-Rudi, Laundry Supervisor

 

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Bed Sheet Odor

Question: I work in a 400-room business resort hotel in southern Malaysia. The bed linen has a bad odor when it goes to the floors, but they do not smell before they leave the laundry department. What causes this? Can storing warm linen in an air-conditioned room or pantry cause the linens to smell?
-Seth, laundry manager, Eden, Malaysia

 

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Quick Rinse - News From Around The World

Man Freed From Laundry Machine

ENGLAND — Firefighters freed a man trapped in a laundry after he tried to pull some sheets that were stuck from a folding machine. The machine had not been turned off when he began trying the free the sheets. The employee’s arm became trapped in the machine but the firefighters worked quickly cutting the machine’s belt to free the man. He was rushed to the hospital where he was stabilized.