Clean sheets – the number one feel good factor

A survey of 2000 people in Great Britain, carried out by BUPA in 2015, showed that sleeping in a freshly made bed was the number one feel good factor. Almost two thirds (62%) of the people surveyed said that the feel of fresh, clean sheets was one of their favourite moments in life.

As is often the case, the simplest things can be the most enjoyable.

Laundry chemicals specialist Christeyns sees its role in the cleanliness of bed linen as a very important one. It isn’t just the cleanliness though, but also the feel and scent of freshly laundered linen that makes us feel happy.

As technology advances, laundry detergents have become more sophisticated and the systems and machinery, as well as the cleaning products, are a lot less harsh on fabrics and kinder on the environment. An excellent wash system leaves linen easier to iron and smelling fresh, without any trace of strong chemicals or bleach.

In the hospitality industry, the white bed sheet is the norm and guests expect 100% satisfaction when it comes to the quality and cleanliness of the bedding. Although bed linen may seem a basic item in terms of room amenities, beautifully cleaned sheets can add a bit of luxury to the whole experience of an overnight stay and help any property, large or small, stand out from the crowd.

Following several years of research, Christeyns introduced its ‘Cool Chemistry’ concept. This total wash programme, based on innovative chemical formulas, impacts on almost all laundry costs, offering the opportunity for commercial laundries to wash at lower temperatures using a pH neutral process.

Working at a neutral pH, in place of traditional highly alkaline chemicals, means less water is used for rinsing, and the neutral pH reduces chemical damage to textiles to provide extended useable life.

As well as the clean sheets, guests are much more aware of the environmental implications of this level of cleanliness. Christeyns has helped many laundries and on-premise facilities tackle the use of energy, water and detergent wastage. Improvements in the wash quality itself mean fewer re-washes, which not only reduces that energy and water output, but also the impact on the linen itself.

Automated dosing equipment and process monitoring programmes all lead to a much more efficient laundry process, allowing the best usage of staff and machines for maximum output and quality control.

With love in the air this Valentines week, hotels across the country are benefitting from additional room bookings and weekend breaks. There is no better time to ensure that your bed linens meet the feel-good factor.

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