Sneak Peek at cleaning and waxing guide in next Textile Services
By Ty Acton
you look at your linens, they will show you how well your ironers are
being cleaned and waxed. Here are some of the signs to look for that
mean your ironers need more attention paid to cleaning and waxing.
purpose is to keep the ironer chests lubricated and, as I’ve said for
years, it should be done sparingly but often. Wax can be a powder, bead, paste
or spray. It is placed onto the leading edge of a wax cloth, usually
inside a pocket or barrier flap with a TeflonŽ or silicon coating.
Jared Addis of
Tingue, Brown & Co. shows wax cloth to Steve Tillman, chief
engineer, Boyd Gaming, Henderson, NV and Chris Cabrera, engineer.
the wax cloth is fed through the ironer, the wax melts to coat and
lubricate the ironer chests. This helps get even heating from the
chests to the linens and makes feeding from one roll to the next much
easier. If waxing isn’t done enough, or if it’s done without enough
wax, areas on the ironer chests will become dry. These dry, dead spots
can grab onto the linens. If your linens jam or come out of the ironer
with accordion wrinkles, then run a wax cloth to clean and lubricate
the chests. A wide variety of wax cloths is available for any type of
ironer running any type of linens. But whichever cloth you use, it
should be run through the ironer every two hours.
cleaning and waxing here.
here to get our
recommended Clean 'n Wax procedures as free pdfs in English and
Clean and Wax Cloth
with Siliconized Flap
Blandford of Tingue, Brown & Co. runs
TingueKleen Wax Cloth with
Mike Darnell of
Clean Uniform Co., St. Louis MO
Offered exclusively from
Tingue, Brown & Co., this flatwork ironer cloth combines cleaning
and waxing in one, proprietary design. A nifty, siliconized flap in
just the right position helps the wax melt and evenly disperse while
handling very high temperatures.
It’s available in five
different widths to fit every type of flatwork ironer.
For more on keeping ironers
cleaned and lubricated, click here.
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