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Utility And Repair Costs

The year was 1934: Franklin Roosevelt was president Bonnie and Clyde were alive and well Shirley Temple starred in her first movie and Donald Duck in his first cartoon and washing machines were a new and, VERY expensive, invention. However, a man in Texas, named J.F. Cantrell, decided to solve that problem! He opened America’s […]

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Mold and Mildew

Mold and Mildew

Have you ever went bowling or ridden in a boat? Maybe you’ve used a calendar at least one or two times this week? Or perhaps, you’ve cut or burned yourself recently? You are probably wondering what these things have in common with mold and mildew? Two words: ANCIENT EGYPTIANS The ancient Egyptians are credited with […]

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Storing Linens

Storing Linens

The East Coast had an unusually wet and cool year in 2018. We’re definitely tired of gray, rainy days – are you? Everyone scrubbed more mold and mildew – and washed and re-washed more laundry – than ever before! Have you had problems with storing linens and keeping them fresh? We hope that our blog […]

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Dryer Care

Dryer Care

Proper Dryer Care Dryer care is a necessary part of a commercial laundry’s daily operation process.   HELLO! Those of you that have read our blogs here at LES know that we like to throw fun facts and history lessons into our articles. Last month we talked about washer maintenance and managed to teach you […]

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An Oil Change For, Your Washer?

An Oil Change For, Your Washer?

A LITTLE REMINISCING The year was 1908 and Henry Ford had just given the world his Model T automobile. The owners of those first models were supposed to drain the oil after the first 500 miles and then change the oil every 1,000 miles – or every year, whichever they achieved first! When they did […]

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Equipment Care Procedures

PLEASE PARDON OUR CURIOSITY: We’re going to start this month’s blog about equipment care with some questions. Do you think your customers want you to wash their clothing in this method? What would they think if you installed one of these in your parking lot? One more question – remember when you were a child […]

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Conquering Reclaim

Conquering Reclaim

Rags to riches. Do you have a favorite shirt? If you spilled grease or paint or some other substance on that shirt would you immediately remove it and throw it in the trash? If you’re like most people you wouldn’t! You would spot and treat that stain so many times you almost wear a hole […]

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To Bleach or Not to Bleach

To Bleach or Not to Bleach

Does this list look familiar to you Water hypochlorite chloride carbonate chlorate hydroxide polyacrylate If you’ve ever washed clothing or cleaned a bathroom you have definitely seen this list. Here are some descriptions to help you: hypochlorite: kills germs chloride: table salt carbonate: degreaser hydroxide: lye polyacrylate: keeps soiling from staying on fabric Still don’t […]

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Bloodborne Pathogens

Bloodborne Pathogens

Stop for a minute and look around at your laundry work area… Do you know who is responsible for all of these wonderful machines? No, not your employer, not the bank – not even LES! You can thank the ancient Romans for all of this ease and comfort. Long ago, the Romans decided that wearing […]

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Sorting It All Out

Sorting It All Out

Sorting Linens and Pre-treating Stains The average hotel room generates anywhere from 8 – 16 pounds of laundry per room per day. The average restaurant – 40 to 50 pounds of napkins, tablecloths and uniforms per day. A typical extended care facility – 200 pounds of linens per day. Whether your business is a hotel, […]

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