Laundry detergents are a type of cleaning agent that removes dirt and stains from clothing and fabrics. They are added to a washer load and work with the water temperature and action of the washer to separate the dirt. They are ideal for use in hospitality and healthcare facilities to clean clothing, bedding, towels, and linens. Powdered detergents are most effective in warm and hot water while liquid detergents dissolve more quickly and thoroughly in hot or cold water. Laundry pods or packs deliver a premeasured amount of detergent for consistent results from load to load.