Seven Tips for Maintaining Commercial Laundry Equipment
Commercial Laundry equipment, like any other machine, contains many moving parts that need attention from time to time. If the machines are not looked after and maintained properly, the return on investment will be poor. Instead of making your operation efficient and reducing the costs of doing laundry, expenses for repair and downtime will loom large, reducing efficiency and profitability.
The Importance of a Good Voltmeter for a Commercial Laundry Technician
The voltmeter, commonly called a multimeter, is an incredible tool, capable of troubleshooting nearly every electrical system and fault in existence. A digital multimeter (DMM) is like an electronic tape measure for making electrical measurements. It may have any number of special features, but a multimeter primarily measures volts, ohms, and amps.
Since the voltmeter or multimeter is such an important tool in a commercial laundry technician’s toolbox, it’s important that we spend our hard earned money on a quality item that will give accurate results, perform safely, and stand the test of time. Voltmeters are sold in an array of places, including auto parts stores, home goods stores, and standard department stores. While you may be lucky and find a good meter at one of these places, an industrial electrical supply company will be able to provide a true industrial meter that will provide excellent service for many years.
Creating a Preventative Maintenance Program for your Commercial Laundry
Performing routine maintenance on the commercial laundry equipment that companies rely on to produce clean goods and meet their customers’ tight deadlines may not sound exciting but it may well make the difference between meeting and missing a delivery date. Regularly scheduled preventive maintenance can uncover potential safety problems, enhance quality, save money by prolonging laundry equipment life, and optimize productivity by keeping machines fully functional and addressing equipment needs before they result in unanticipated downtime.
If you are considering implementing a preventative maintenance program (and you should be if you don’t have one in place), here are some guidelines for getting your PM program off of the ground:
Best Practices for Processing Healthcare Laundry
Healthcare laundries deal with significant challenges that are quite different from standard laundry processing. Difficult stains, cross contamination issues, and special handling requirements generally land at the top of the pain points list in any healthcare laundry.
Important Benefits of a Barrier Washer in your Healthcare Laundry
Hospitals, surgery units, long term care units and other healthcare facilities all conjure up certain images and emotions in everyone but one thing that’s not usually at the top of those lists are the cleanliness of the linens. Patients are literally surrounded in hospital linens for the length of their time there. They spend the entirety of their stay in hospital gowns while being tucked in the sheets and blankets provided.