Customer Focus

Wetting the appetite for water, Laundry and Cleaning Today - reports how wetcleaning has grown in importance.

For Mary Simons, director at AGS, “wetcleaning is revolutionary.” And she thinks that the Electrolux lagoon® Advanced Care (LAC) system “ticks all of the boxes and the washer will not only wetclean but will operate as a normal washer too.”

She thinks that LAC not only “changes the way firms clean with easy to learn procedures which reduce bottlenecks” it creates high productivity with improved loading factors. Another benefit is minimal finishing as garments removed from a tumble dryer are virtually crease free.

LAC equipment comes in various washer and dryer sizes and AGS can advise on the correct setup for a business.

Simons knows that wetcleaning detergents and spotters can be expensive, but AGS can help with its own range.

And as to the potential results, Simons points to London-based family-run Forest Eco Cleaners. “Initially, it started out as a simple drycleaner that used a perc system. However, after witnessing first-hand the harshness of these cleaning methods the owners decided to educate themselves on perc systems and were shocked to discover the effect on the environment and their health. Something had to change and so they looked at alternative cleaning methods.”

Simons says that the family made the decision to become a wetcleaning site and disposed of their drycleaner. They decided LAC was the perfect solution for them and they have not looked back since - and that was nine years ago.

Sajjad Ahmed, managing director of the firm, has previously commented that “clothes come out brighter with a ‘like new’ texture and a light fragrance - there is no residue of chemical smells.”

Beyond that Simons says that stains can be removed with ease with the advancements in spotting agents: “Sajjad Ahmed has found that oil and grease stains do come out in wetcleaning – “it’s as simple as just spraying the stain with the appropriate spotting agent and carrying out a light agitation.”