What Laundry Detergent Do Hotels Use?

hotel laundryThere are few industries more reliant on effective commercial laundry detergent than hotels. They do mountains of laundry every day, and this is a indispensable part of their business. Towels and linens must be spotlessly clean and ready for hotel guests.
So how do hotels and motels keep their laundry so clean and white?

Commercial Laundry Detergent at Worldwide Janitor

Hotels and motels buy their laundry detergent in bulk quantities from commercial cleaning supply companies like Worldwide Janitor. Last week, we shared how easy it is to purchase laundry detergent by the pallet from Worldwide Janitor in just minutes.

This week, we’ll talk about the different laundry detergents that are available for purchase online that fit the high demands and specialized needs of laundry detergent for high volume commercial establishments like hotels.

Hotels use commercial laundry products that are generally more  concentrated and effective than laundry detergent that is sold in stores for ordinary consumer use.

Additionally, many commercial laundry detergents contain phosphates. Phosphates are an inorganic chemical that for many years was a core component of laundry and dishwashing detergent.

While effective at cleaning, phosphates got a bad reputation from environmentalists. It is argued that when the phosphates enter the environment through waterways and streams, they feed bacteria that contribute to oxygen deprivation in the oceans. It is because of this reputation, that phosphates were banned from most residential laundry detergents.

However, they are still widely used commercially. You can learn more about phosphates in cleaners in our article about them here. For a list of which laundry detergents contain phosphates and which do not, see our list.

Another important topic is makeup removal. Makeup creates some of the most difficult  stains on hotel laundry. What we’ve learned over the years, is that the best strategy is to keep the makeup off of the linens in the first place. Hotels across the country are starting to provide provide guests with a few free makeup removal wipes in each room. These are conveniently placed near the sink along with the usual soap amenities. They are very cheap, and they work better than soap and water for removing makeup.

Worldwide Janitor carries many brands of laundry detergent that are widely used in hotels. Here are some of our most popular commercial products.

Note: All of the below products are available for purchase in bulk quantities and by the pallet. Check out our article from last week for more info about purchasing by the pallet at Worldwide Janitor.

HTD Heavy Duty Detergent

When turning over hundreds of pounds of laundry every day, there is no time to waste fighting stains individually as you might at home. Hotels need a laundry detergent that fights stains the first time through.

That’s why many hotels choose to use HTD Heavy Duty Detergent. This powedered formula, which contains phosphates, fights the toughest stains quickly and easily. HTD is our most Alkaline detergent, therefore it is better for getting out oils and greases than our other detergents. It comes in a concentrated powder form and can be used on both whites and colored fabrics.

Low Suds

This concentrated powdered detergent is another popular choice for commercial laundry facilities such as hotels. With the power to fight a wide variety of tough stains on many different kinds of fabrics, Low Suds is a good choice for hotels and motels. Because it is manufactured with optical brighteners, Low Suds is safe for use on both whites and colored fabrics. This detergent contains the highest percentage of phosphates out of all of our detergents and is chlorine free.

Liquid Laundersol

Liquid Laundersol is ideal for cleaning of all sorts and can be used to clean in either hot or cold water, with whites or colored fabrics. Unlike some of our other detergents, Liquid Laundersol is unscented. It contains phosphates, and is chlorine free.

Oxygen Dry Bleach

Oxygen dry bleach is an effective cleaning product that does contain phosphates. It is best at removing organic stains such as blood, grass, or foods (rather than inorganic stains, such as ink or oil), so it may not be ideal for all kinds of cleaning needs. Still, its superior cleaning power makes it a popular choice. Oxygen dry bleach does contain phosphates, but does not contain chlorine, so it is color safe.

Despite the fact that it has the word “bleach” in the name, oxygen dry bleach is safe to use on colored fabrics. It is commonly added to the wash cycle along with the regular detergent.

Chlorine Dry Bleach

When washing whites, nothing has the cleaning power of chlorine bleach. You may be familiar with traditional liquid chlorine bleach, but chlorine dry bleach is also a popular option, especially for hotels that use white towels and linens. The main benefit of this dry alternative is a longer shelf life than the liquid version. Chlorine dry bleach does not contain phosphates.

La Fresh Makeup Removal Wipes

One of the biggest challenges for hotel laundry is makeup on white towels. Fighting this battle is best won by keeping the makeup off of the towels to begin with. That’s why we recommend La Fresh. These individually wrapped wipes work great and have the best customer ratings in the industry. We sell them in bulk cases of 1200.

Meet Your Hotel’s Laundry Detergent Needs With Worldwide Janitor

Hotels and motels all over the world trust Worldwide Janitor with their laundry detergent needs. Worldwide Janitor has all the benefits that your company needs:

Products that you trust to maintain your facility. We carry only the best laundry products so that you can order from Worldwide Janitor with confidence.
Available in large quantities and by the pallet. We understand the demands of your industry. That’s why we sell products in large quantities.
We can get you what you need quickly. We are agile and able to help you quickly and efficiently so that you can get back to doing what you do best: serving your customers.
Discounted price. All the discounts you’ve come to expect, with the ease and convenience of online ordering.

When you need hotel laundry detergent, you need Worldwide Janitor. Start shopping today to find the product that’s right for you.

Have questions about our cleaning products or our website? Don’t hesitate to get in touch!

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