Washing sweaty gym towels is a tough job for any laundry detergent.
It may be tempting to buy a cheap laundry detergent to wash your gym towels, but unfortunately those detergents probably aren’t up for the challenge. And if your members notice their towels are less than clean, your entire towel service can become a liability instead of an asset.
To ensure your towels stay clean and your members stay happy, here’s what you should be looking for when shopping for a laundry detergent for your gym towels:
Powder Detergents Clean Better
In general, powder detergents pack more cleaning power per load than liquid detergents. They are also easier to handle, create less mess and are more economical. Bottom line- look for powder laundry detergents first.
Free Of Fragrances, Dyes, Brighteners & Softeners
Your towels need to cater to all your members, including those with sensitive skin. Additives such as fragrances, dyes, brighteners and softeners found in some laundry detergents can cause problems for people with sensitive skin. These additives are designed to remain on the laundry even after the wash is done, where they will come in direct contact with skin. To make sure all of your members are comfortable with your towel service, wash all your towels with a detergent free of all those additives and safe for sensitive skin. After all, don’t you want to make sure your towels are actually clean and not just being covered up with fragrances, dyes and brighteners?
Designed For Cold Water Washes
Did you know you could reduce your energy costs by about 90% by switching from a hot/warm wash cycle to a cold water wash? If you’re washing your own gym towels, this can add up to a lot of money! A hot/warm wash can cost about $0.68 per load while a cold water wash can cost about $0.04. Not all detergents provide maximum cleaning power in cold water, but those that are perform just as well or better than what you’d expect with a warm or hot water wash. So be sure to use a cold-water laundry detergent to save the environment and your gym’s bottom line!
Affordable Cost Per Load
Running a gym is a tough business. Every penny matters. So for something behind-the-scenes like laundry detergent for your gym towels, you’re probably searching for the lowest-cost option available. While detergents for sensitive skin are usually a bit pricier than average detergents, there are many options such as Vapor Fresh® Laundry Detergent which provide the cleaning power you need with outstanding value. Plus by using a cold-water detergent, you can save big on your energy costs!
Vapor Fresh® Laundry Detergent Is The Best Detergent For Gym Towels
When all is said and done, we designed Vapor Fresh® Laundry Detergent to meet the challenge of cleaning gym towels as safely and effectively as possible and to fall within your budget in order to save you money.