Why you Shouldn’t Overload your Washers Beyond their Designed Capacity

laundryWe’ve all been there. You’re at work, and you are trying to trade jobs with another employee to avoid having to do the mountain of laundry that has piled up. Who wants to do 10 loads of linens when there are so many other things you could be doing with your time? What you might not know though, is that stuffing the washer beyond the recommended capacity can leave one with dirty linens and a broken machine.

When you over load your washers beyond the manufacturer recommended dry linen weight, you set yourself up for a letdown. Your linen needs to be able to move freely in the washer and allow the linens to rub and agitate upon themselves. This friction allows the chemicals to penetrate deep within the linen fibers and it also allows the water to flow freely between the linens and the linen fibers to leave you with an optimal level of clean. If you have too many linens in the washer, you create an environment where the linens are packed together so tightly that very little chemical or water can flow properly to clean as the chemicals and equipment were designed to do. This can be detrimental to any business, not to mention your job! Make sure you follow proper loading procedures and you are on the right path for bright and fluffy clean linens.

LesLeeLesLee Winfield is the Digital Marketing Coordinator at Betco Corporation. During her spare time, LesLee enjoys running, movies, and spending time with her family. Click here to contact LesLee directly.

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