Using ozone for your commercial laundry has many benefits for consumers and in-house commercial laundry operations.
Using this method of cleaning, disinfecting, and deodorizing in your wash is an excellent way to practice environmentally friendly laundering and ensure a high standard of disinfection and cleanliness of linens.
At RJ Kool, we are proud to have offered Aquawing Ozone Systems for over 20 years to our customers across the Midwest. In this guide, we’ll discuss the many benefits of using ozone washing systems in commercial laundry, which include decreased hot water usage, shorter drying times, and environmentally friendlier washing systems.
How Using Ozone for Commercial Laundry Works
Ozone is a gas that comprises three oxygen atoms. It can be produced naturally or synthetically through electricity or UV rays exposure. Researchers discovered decades ago that the oxidizing nature of ozone is a powerful disinfectant and cleaner.
It can break the chemical bonds of stains and dirt and kill microbes through oxidation. Oxidation damages and breaks down cells, quickly killing microbes.
In laundry applications, manufacturers of ozone washing systems create ozone with oxygen and electricity and then dissolve it in cold water. Ozone is unstable at higher temperatures and thus requires cold or ambient wash temperatures to work.
Highly Effective Cleaning System
We tend to associate increased cleanliness with hot water, but researchers have found that ozone creates oxidants that are 3,000 times more powerful than bleach.
Facilities that use ozone in their commercial laundry have also found that the washers themselves tend to be cleaner and smell fresher due to the powerful mold and bacteria-killing oxidation process.
As you have learned through reading this guide, ozone washing systems produce highly disinfected, clean linens through the process of oxidation. The Center for Disease Control has approved using ozone for healthcare facility laundry due to its effectiveness in killing harmful bacteria, viruses, and fungi.
Decreased Hot Water Usage By Using Ozone for Commercial Laundry
Ozone must be used in cold washes to stay in a stable state, where it can oxidize and remove dirt, and stains and kill potentially harmful microbes.
By the nature of ozone washing systems, commercial laundry operations can save up to 90% on hot water use. This results in significantly reduced monthly heating bills.
Increased Softness and Decreased Drying Time
Ozone washing systems, such as Aquawing Ozone Systems, supplied by your Midwest commercial laundry experts at RJ Kool, leave fabrics noticeably soft without degrading them. This eliminates the need to add fabric softeners which cause fabrics to hold on to moisture and increase drying time. So not only can using ozone result in decreased hot water usage, but it can also result in decreased fuel use from drying.
Environmentally Friendlier Washing System
By using ozone in your commercial laundry washing system, your facility can reduce its carbon footprint. This can be achieved in several ways. Facilities that reduce or eliminate detergents by switching to ozone washing systems reduce the use of chemicals that contain volatile organic compounds (VOCs). VOCs can irritate the respiratory system and can contribute to air pollution, especially indoors.
Additionally, using ozone in your wash can significantly decrease the amount of hot water used at your laundry facility and can reduce drying time. This both saves you money and lowers fuel consumption, reducing your facility’s carbon footprint.
Contact the Commerical Laundry Pros at RJ Kool
At RJ Kool, we’ve been supplying our Midwest customers with ozone washing systems for over 20 years. Now, with increased public and environmental health awareness, facilities are looking for more ways to increase the health and safety of people and the planet. If you’re interested in using ozone for commercial laundry, then contact us today!