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Xeros Blog

How Does Xeros’ Hygiene Control Compares with Conventional High Temperature Washing?

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Unlike a traditional commercial laundry machine, the Xeros laundry systems gets fabrics clean with ambient temperature wash cycles. However, the use of ambient temperature water in the Xeros system has many wondering: “just how well does Xeros sanitize fabrics compared to traditional hot water processes?”  Read More

Topics: Hygiene, Testing

Droughts Continue in the U.S.

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There are a number of regions in the world that are poised for a “day zero” water crisis, when water reservoirs will eventually run dry. Cape Town, South Africa has been able to postpone this crisis due to extreme conservation efforts however there are other areas that are quickly running out of water including Iraq, India, Morocco, and Spain. (Source: The Guardian)  Read More

Topics: Drought, Water Scarcity

DoubleTree by Hilton Sonoma Saves $68,500 per Year by Moving to In-House Laundry Solution

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The DoubleTree by Hilton Sonoma is located in one of the most beautiful regions of Northern California – wine country.  After outsourcing towels for many years, the hotel decided to take back control. The 250 room hotel’s rural location led to high processing costs and inflexible turnaround times.  The property also became frustrated with having to replace towels and robes damaged by the harsh chemicals used in the mass cleaning process.   Read More

Topics: Hospitality Industry, Customer Spotlight

Extend the Life of Your Pool and Beach Towels

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With family vacation season right around the corner, it’s time to think about your pool and beach towels. Hotels can go through hundreds of pools towels a day and it is important to keep an appropriate level of linens in stock.  Read More

Topics: Hotel Laundry Costs, linens

Six Ways for Hotels to Take a Leadership Role in Water Conservation

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It is no secret that hotels use a lot of water.  For example, according to the U.S.’s Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), hotels and other lodging businesses account for 15% of water used commercially in the United States.   Read More

Topics: Hospitality Industry, Sustainability, Water Scarcity

Xeros Partners with Richard Jay, Australia’s Top Laundry Specialist

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As residents of Cape Town, South Africa prepare for Day Zero, the day they run out of water, Australians can empathize as it wasn’t so long ago that they were in a similar position. The Millennium Drought, which lasted for fourteen years starting in 1997, left cities including Melbourne with only approximately a year’s supply of water in its dams.  Read More

Topics: Australia, Partner

The Attraction of Staying at Eco-friendly Hotels

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Earth Day (April 22nd) reminds us of the importance of being good stewards of our environment, including water conservation. With that in mind, we wanted to share these tips on how hotels can reduce their water consumption. It’s no secret that hotels use a lot of water.  Eco-friendly travel has been around for decades, but as consumer’s interest in sustainability has grown so has green tourism. Today’s tourists prefer destinations that take initiatives to protect and preserve the environment. According to Booking.com, 68% percent of tourists prefer to book an eco-friendly accommodation. A Washington Post article reported a study by market research firm Mandala Research found that 60% of U.S. travelers have taken a “sustainable” trip in the last three years and that these travelers spend on average $600 per trip, and stay three days longer than the average guest.  Read More

Topics: ecotourism

Five Things You Need to Know About CleanEx 2018

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LCT CleanEx is the only UK exhibition entirely dedicated to the laundry, dry cleaning  and textile care industries, this event attracts visitors from the UK, Europe and the rest of the world. LCT CleanEx is being held at the Ascot Racecourse on April 22nd & 23rd, 2018. Xeros is exhibiting at Stand #38.  Read More

Topics: Xeros Events

Does Your Hotel Laundry Qualify for Utility Incentives?

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Energy efficiency and water conservation are top-of-mind for all businesses today.  The hospitality industry has stepped up its sustainability efforts with new and innovative corporate programs. Simultaneously, hotels are coping with escalating water costs and energy costs that have a significant impact on their bottom line. Research from McKinsey has shown that becoming more sustainable is good for the planet and is good for your bottom line.  Read More

Topics: Hospitality Industry, Utility Savings

Escalating Water Rates Require a New Approach to Laundry

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The water crisis is having profound effects across the globe including significant rises in the cost of water.  For example, starting on January 1, 2018, water and electricity bills in the UAE were subject to five percent VAT according to Gulf News.  In England and Wales, it is reported that the average water bill is set to rise by 2%, or £9, for the 2018/2019 year.  The city of Cape Town, South Africa has recently announced "the more you use, the more you pay" water prices in an effort to reduce water consumption during their historic drought.  Water rates in the United States have climbed more than 50 percent on average over the last several years, according to a survey of water rates in 30 large US cities.  Read More

Topics: Laundry Operations, Water Scarcity