It is a little-known fact that the choice of detergent powder, fabric softener and liquid detergent can make a huge difference to monthly operational expenses.

After hearing some of your biggest problems, we've created a list of tips to help you get the most out of your wash, every time!

Unlike some other experimental methods, our tips will never ask you to re-wash anything, which makes colours fade faster, or do anything which may cause your fabrics to lose freshness!

Step 1 - Learn the difference between your products

 First things first. Are you using the strengths of your washing powder, liquid detergent and/or fabric softener? Learning which product to use and when will help you save money. Getting the best wash possible will help to avoid rewashing and unnecessary damage to your fabrics. Here is our quick guide to learning the difference between these three.

Detergent Powder – Powder detergents are great for cleaning white loads because most contain bleach. We recommend that you buy Ariel Professional 8 kg, as it is great value. Ariel not only contains oxygen bleach, but also enzymes and other technologies that help you get that professional clean. While Ariel may seem pricier than other brands based on price per kilogram, did you know that you only use 1/3 of the amount vs a generic powder?  Not only does this ensure great results, but also saves money in every load.

Liquid Detergent - Liquid detergents do not contain bleach, so they can be used more safely on coloured fabrics. A big advantage of liquid over powder detergents is that they are particularly quick at dissolving, making the dirt softening action faster in the cycle. This makes better cleaning on faster cycles possible, saving you time and money. They can also be used for pre-treating directly onto persistent stains, and are especially useful for those stubborn marks.

Fabric Softener - Fabric softener will make your fabrics smell fresh and feel soft. It can also help with reducing the creasing and stiffness in washed clothes. This will ease ironing, helping you to save time. Why not try Lenor 4L bottles to help you make ironing simpler and wow your clients with the long lasting freshness of their items?

 Step 2 - Using a washing powder detergent and fabric softener together

Ariel works wonders when teamed up with Lenor, because using a washing powder and a fabric softener together will get you perfectly white laundry and help to limit the damage to fibres in the washing machine. The polymer system inside Ariel helps avoid redepositing of soils which can cause dinginess of fabrics, especially over time. The different enzymes within all of P&G Professional’s range of products help boost the stain removal power across many different types of stains and soils.

Remember that the costs of re-washing can often go unnoticed, and hide away as a hidden cost in energy, water and detergent bills, so invest in a good quality product, and save yourself money in the long run!

 Step 3 - Don’t overload your washing machine

To get the best out of your washing machine, you must be careful to ensure there is enough free flowing water and free space in the machine drum. Some expert advice is to leave a hand width gap between the top of your laundry and the drum so that fabrics can move freely and ensure washing is effective. Always follow the maximum capacity recommendations of your particular washing machine, and remember that the dirtier the laundry, the more space you should leave in the machine!

Step 4 - Look after your washing machine, and it’ll look after you

Remember that by using good quality products you not only help increase customer satisfaction, but also make your machine operate efficiently and avoid unnecessary rewashing which shortens the lifetime of your machine. Try cleaning your machine with Ariel powder or liquid once in a while. Simply place the powder or liquid in the designated drawer and set on a normal cycle, without any fabric items in the barrel and ideally at the hottest water setting possible.

Ariel powder actually cleans tough stains with the help of three times*** less product than generic laundry detergent.

By using the tips included in this article, you can improve client satisfaction, whilst simultaneously saving yourself time and money- sounds like a win win to us!


*** Based on technical test using mango stain on polycotton fabric vs powder sold exclusively to professionals.

Please note that these tips may not apply to locations with the P&G Professional Pump system already in situ.