What Should and Shouldn’t Be Dry Clean?

What Should and Shouldn’t Be Dry Clean?

Dry cleaning uses chemical solvents, not water, to clean delicate natural and synthetic fibers. This serves several purposes:

  • Dry cleaning helps prevent shrinking, distortion, changes in texture, loss of color, and other damage that can occur when delicate items go through the rough and tumble of a washing machine and dryer.
  • Dissolves grease and oil in a way water cannot, meaning this cleaning method can remove certain spills and stains that fail to come out in the wash.
  • Keeps delicate garments in like-new condition for longer.

What should be Dry Clean?

  • If the tag says DRY-CLEAN ONLY, obey it. If it says DRY-CLEAN, that means that is the recommendedmethod, not the only method.
  • Bring acetate, velvet, wool, and taffeta items to the dry cleaner. Silk is a natural material and thus is durable, known to be a luxurious fabric, it takes proper care to keep it soft and silky. The dyes in silk tend to bleed and that is why it should be dry cleaned. Wool is a sturdy fabric and should be dry cleaned whenever possible.
  • Besides silk and leather, other upscale fabric including chiffon, should be brought to a professional cleaning service to preserve their natural luster and form.
  • Entrust suits and most professional wear especially wool pieces to the care of a professional.
  • Often care instructions are for the fabric only, not the detailing, which may be done on at another factory. Check on exclusive of decorative trim on some tags before wash anything with beading, sequins, and the like, make sure they are sewn on and colorfast.

What shouldn’t be Dry Clean?

  • Linen, cashmere, polyester, acrylic, and nylon can usually be washed at home. Check for colorfastness first: Moisten a cotton swab with mild detergent and dab it on a hidden seam to see if any dye comes off.
  • More often than not, cotton does not need to be dry cleaned. However, you’ll want to machine wash cold or warm with similar colors. Most cotton clothing has been preshrunk, too, so drying in a machine is safe.
  • Synthetic fabrics.These include polyester, nylon, spandex, acrylic and acetate. These won’t shrink, so it’s safe to wash in warm water. However, go gentle or low on drying because they can permanently wrinkle in a hot dryer. They also produce a lot of static in the dryer so use a dryer sheet or hang dry.

The other myth is that dry cleaning is not as expensive as it used to be. It does not have to be a lot of work as our professional cleaner will certainly save you from having to replace quality items in your wardrobe. Plan a certain time of the week or month that you can send off all necessary items to be cleaned. This will save you time and money when you’re not rushing off last minute to get a shirt cleaned for the next day.

So, contact us for your immediate dry cleaning and other laundry needs immediately.

Linen Rental Service

Linen Rental Service

We at Premier Laundry revolutionize the commercial laundry realm by providing exceptional hotel linen products. We make sure that our products are consistently of the utmost quality, vowing to make sure that you receive the best linen quality for your hotel.

Our linen rental services and products for hotel, motels and inns are designed to enhance your guest’s experience while helping you save money. Our crisp, fresh pressed linen and plush terrycloth towels will have your guest craving about the luxury and comfort of your rooms as well as set you apart from the competition.

Renting our products is easier than managing your own inventory and maintaining an in-house laundry facility with no capital investment. It can also save your business money each month as you can easily adjust your linen and laundry demands during peak and off-seasons of the year. We offer customized products, services, and delivery schedules as we want to make sure our customer get the best linen along with a good services quality.

Why Switch to Rental Linen Services?

  • No more hassle of providing & cleaning household linens.
  • Fresh linens & towels are delivered as per your order right to the front door of your hotel.
  • Leave the used linens for us to pick them up after used.
  • Flexibly order from our wide selection of rental items; extra beach or bath towel with no problem.
  • All rental linens are professionally cleaned, ironed and inspected.

Linen Supply?

Contact us for your new linen requirement as we only offer the best linen quality to optimize your linen lifespan.

Why Need Premier Laundry?

Why Need Premier Laundry?

If you own a business, anything from a restaurant to a hotel, almost every second of your life is dedicated to making sure that it runs smoothly. You want your guests to be happy, your team to function properly, your finances to be in order, and to successfully troubleshoot many other issues that arise through your day.

In the past, people used to do everything themselves. From fixing things in the house to washing their own clothes, they did not outsource their work to others. However, times are changing and peoples’ thinking has changed.

One thing that you shouldn’t be wasting your time thinking about is laundry.

Cost Effective
Often times hiring a laundry service is the most affordable way to do your business’ laundry. You’ll avoid purchasing a washer and dryer, which can be very expensive appliances to own and maintain. When outsourcing your laundry, you’ll also use less water and energy overall. And you won’t have to worry about keeping detergent, bleach, and fabric softener stocked. If you consider how much time an employee spends away from his or her desk to do laundry, it’s probably more cost effective to use our commercial laundry service do it instead. You’ll save both time and money.

Time Saver
We wash your towels and sheets, then custom fold them just the way you want them. We then deliver them to you and can even fill your shelves where your staff can access them directly, and leaving you more time to deal with running your business. Premier Laundry offer convenient pickup and drop off services. All you have to do is prep your linens, towels, clothing, etc, ready to go for pickup and you’ll have them delivered back to you, clean and fresh. Every laundry service is different, but you can generally expect a quick turn around time.

Volume
Remove the responsibility of handling massive loads of washing. Whether it’s linens, or bulky terry cloth robes, you probably need to wash large amounts of laundry. That can be very time consuming for your staff, especially if you only have one washer and dryer. A store bought washing machine intended for the home market will not be able to clean laundry as well as a large commercial machine that we have. Using our commercial laundry service transfers this liability to meet regulatory standards from your company to us.

Detergents and Special Needs
With a laundry service, you’ll no longer have to spend on cleaning products for your laundry. We purchase these products in bulk, at a cheaper cost, therefore making hiring them a much cost-efficient option compared to doing it yourself. It’s our task as specialist to deal with your laundry, developed techniques and a wash process to make sure your linen and clothes are gently cleaned, stains are removed, and your laundry are returned to you in pristine condition.

Managing linens is just one of the many jobs a manager has, but it’s important in order to provide and maintain the best linens possible, as well as ensure a positive image in the opinion of it’s guests. That’s where our Premier Laundry service can help.

How to Care Your Uniform

How to Care Your Uniform

You can never redo a first impression. We know one of the first things your guests notice is the appearance of your staff.

Whether you own a small Bed and Breakfast or run a national chain hotel or resort, fitting your entire staff into top quality hotel uniforms sets a professional atmosphere for both employees and guests.

The housekeeping department have to provide every employee with three (3) sets of uniforms according to her/ his position for a period of 2 years. In case of suits and uniform for fine dining restaurant only 2 sets will be issued or it may be stated that front office employees will receive 2 sets while housekeeping employees will receive 3 sets. In case of footwear only safety shoes will be issued to the kitchen and engineering employees by the housekeeping department.

The uniform worn by the employee must be clean and properly ironed. Stains, holes, odors or other signs of wear and tear are not acceptable. Uniform exchange will be done on a 1:1 basis i.e  a clean uniform will be given in exchange for a  soiled one. At the beginning of each shift, she/ he will pick up a clean uniform from the linen room by giving the soiled uniform. If the received uniform is not up to the above mentioned standards, the uniform must be exchanged for a clean one.

At the end of each shift, she/ he will return the uniform to the Linen room and exchange it for a clean one (morning and night shifts). If the linen room is closed then the employee will keep the soiled uniform in the allotted locker and exchange it for a clean one the next day. No employee shall wear her/ his uniform outside the hotel, unless on acompany business. Utmost care of the uniform will be taken by the employee. A regular update of the condition of uniforms is to be given by the housekeeping department to all departments in order to budget for new purchases. Uniform must be complete and impeccable and  Name tags to be worn by all hotel staffs.

Outfitting them in sharp looking uniform adds class and professionalism to your operation. If there is one thing guests take with them, it is the appearance of your staff and your establishment and it will help make your guests stay unforgettable.

 

 

Linen Rental vs Buying.

Linen Rental vs Buying.

Are you facing a dilemma when it comes to managing your property linens? Regardless of the industry, one common thing confronts those who operate facilities using tons of linens on a daily basis–whether to go with a linen rental service or to just buy them. If you’re still trying to decide whether linen rental is a more practical choice for your business, consider these advantages or renting vs buying your linens.

  • Cost-effective

Buying your own fine lines means that you will have to replace them anytime they get torn or worn out. The costs can really add up, especially for facility operators and restaurant owners. When using a linen management company, your linens are laundered and re-used so you don’t have to keep buying new products. That could add up to thousands in savings each year!

  • A green alternative

Most linens are simply thrown out and more material must be produced to replace them–that’s wasteful. Rented linens are re-washed, reused, and refurbished providing a much more efficient and environmentally responsible alternative to buying linens.

  • Peace of mind

What do you do when your linens are ripped, stained, or lost? Using a linen management company allows you to have peace of mind knowing your products are being handled in a gentle and caring way.

You can update and replace your linens for a minimal fee when they become worn or outdated. Some linen companies even replace your linens for free. You can customize them and laundering services are often included in the monthly maintenance fee.

  • Saving you more than money

On top of saving businesses money, linen rental is cleaner and ensures that your linens are well maintained so that your business makes a good impression. You never have to worry about embarrassing stains ruining your business presentation or late deliveries causing you problems. Hiring a professional, reliable linen management company saves businesses so much more than money.

How to Remove Mystery Stains from Linen

How to Remove Mystery Stains from Linen

You’re enjoying that jelly doughnut and cup of latte right up to the point the jelly dribbles onto your shirt. You know immediately what caused the problem and how to tackle the stain (or you quickly look it up!).

But, sometimes mystery stains appear on clothes and you don’t remember how they got there. Or, when you pull dirty laundry from the family hamper, the members of your household offer no clues as to how that brown spot or sticky spot ended up on their shirt.

So, where do you start to effectively remove the stains?

There are three clues – the location of the stain, how the stain smells, and the color of the stain – that will give you a starting point on how to remove the stain.

Location Of the Stain

  • Food stains are often on the front of the garment or on the seat of trousers.
  • Perspiration stains are typically under the sleeves and around the collar.
  • Black grease is often on pants or skirts at car door levels.
  • Bleach stains can occur around waist level after cleaning in a kitchen or bathroom.

Odor

  • Old oil or grease stains may smell rancid, but appear dry.
  • Gasoline and fuel odors linger to offer a clue.

Color

  • Typically, if a stain is brown, it is protein-based and needs a product with the enzyme protease as an ingredient.
  • If a stain is gray, it is in the oil or grease family and requires the enzyme lipase to remove the stain.
  • The absence of color means that the color has been bleached from the fabric. This is most often caused by splashed or spilled chlorine bleach. There is no way to reverse bleach stains. If you use chlorine bleach, always clean up the work area carefully before moving to the next laundry load. This is especially important in shared laundry rooms and laundromats. Check that your washer’s bleach dispenser is working properly and not leaving a bit to drip on the next load of dark clothes.
  • However, stain colors can be misleading. Rust-colored stains may be tea, coffee, caramelized sugar, felt marker, rust oxide or many other culprits. Cosmetics containing benzoyl peroxide can bleach many colors to look rusty.