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4 Ways to Achieve Laundry Utility Savings

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Laundry has traditionally used a lot of water and energy. Ever since the invention of the electric washing machine, we've washed our fabrics in a whole lot of hot water and soap.  It was an incredible technological advance for a world that had been beating laundry with rocks and furiously scrubbing it against washboards, but in today's world, that water and energy usage is expensive.   Read More

Topics: Laundry Costs

Health Club Towel Service: Differentiator or Money Pit?

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Health clubs that offer towel service all agree that it is a great perk - one many members expect. Facilities that have a successful towel program either charge extra for towel use, or figure the costs for towels and laundry into membership fees and their operating budget. If you don't accurately cover your costs, your towel program could be more of a money drain than the service is worth.  Read More

Topics: Laundry Costs, Fitness Centers

Energy Savings Often Overlooked When Buying Commercial Laundry Equipment

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All our actions have a direct and indirect impact on climate change. Both consumers and businesses are actively trying to reduce their carbon footprint and one of the resulting benefits is reduced energy costs. Energy conservation is a win-win for everyone.  Read More

Topics: Utility Savings, Laundry Costs, Energy Savings

California is Running out of Water in Drought Crisis

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The drought in California has been one of the worst on record. The severe lack of rainfall for the last few years has created a crisis situation for Californians as rivers, lakes, and reservoirs dry up throughout the state.  Read More

Topics: Domestic, California Drought, Laundry Costs

Tulalip Resort Casino Uses Xeros to Reduce Water & Energy Use

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Businesses in the hospitality industry are constantly on the lookout for ways to improve efficiency and the guest experience so as to rise above the competition.  Read More

Topics: Case Study, Laundry Costs, Hotels

4 Outdated Hotel Laundry Processes to Forget with Xeros

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Getting hotel linens clean is an expensive, time-consuming process for many hotels. Between the water, chemical, energy, and labor used on each load of laundry, the expenses can really pile up. Because of this simple fact, many hotels are constantly trying to find ways to cut costs in their hotel laundry operations. This, in turn, has led to the creation of many different processes for handling hotel laundry. However, recent developments in green commercial laundry technology, such as the use of stain-eating polymer beads to remove soils from fabrics instead of water, have rendered some old laundry processes obsolete.  Read More

Topics: Water Conservation, Laundry Costs, Hotels

3 Ways Industrial Laundry Loads are Costing You & the Environment

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Running a commercial laundry operation isn’t cheap. Between the investments that have to be made in specialized industrial washer-extractors, dryers, labor, utilities, and facility space, the cost of setting up a commercial-grade laundry operation can quickly become extraordinarily high.  Read More

Topics: Commercial Laundry, Industrial Laundry, Sustainability, Energy Efficiency, Laundry Costs

How Hotels Can Save Money on Commercial Laundry Operations with Xeros

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Every business wants to save money. Finding ways to reduce costs while continuing to provide top-quality service is a key concern for hotels. At times, the need to provide excellent guest service and the need to reduce costs can feel like mutually exclusive goals.  Read More

Topics: Water Conservation, Laundry Costs, Hotels, Textile Care

How Polymer Beads Save Water in Laundry Operations

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In Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s famous poem, “Rime of the Ancient Mariner,” there’s a fairly well-known line that goes “Water, water, every where,/ Nor any drop to drink.” This highlights one of the great ironies of life on planet Earth; although roughly 70 percent of our planet is covered in water, only a small fraction of a percent of that water is readily available for human consumption.  Read More

Topics: Polymer Beads, Water Conservation, Laundry Costs, Laundry Operations

Green Technologies that Save Commercial Laundry Operations Money

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Commercial laundry operations have many challenges that they need to overcome. From finding ways to control costs, to providing top-notch fabric care for customer laundry, to meeting increasingly strict environmental regulations, the challenges seem never-ending. At times, these goals may seem mutually exclusive. For example, a hotel’s on-premises laundry operation might ask guests to reuse towels and linens to reduce the amount of water, energy, and chemical used on their laundry operations at the cost of customer service/satisfaction. However, there is a way for commercial laundry operations to reduce their costs and impact on the environment without sacrificing their quality of service. New, green laundry technologies have emerged that are making commercial laundry operations more affordable and environmentally-friendly than ever before. What are some of these technologies, and how can you leverage them to reduce your laundry operation’s costs?  Read More

Topics: Commercial Laundry, Green Technology, Laundry Costs, Dryer, Laundry Operations