Chemical Safety in your Commercial Laundry
As we all know, commercial laundry facilities use chemicals. Depending on the types of goods processed – hospitality laundry, nursing home, healthcare, veterinary, etc. – the types and amounts of chemicals used can vary greatly. Unfortunately, reports of accidents and incidents involving the use and storage of chemicals are far too frequent. We must remain diligent in properly handling and storing these hazardous materials, or problems will arise. So, in this post you’ll find general safety rules of thumb for handling and storing chemicals in the laundry.
Improving the efficiency of your commercial laundry can often be found in the details of the laundering process itself, receiving, sorting, washing, drying or ironing, and the preparedness and training of the staff.
Efficient washing generally has 4 aspects:
Softmounts in Commercial Laundry – The Science of Spring Suspension
Over the years, there has been quite a bit of confusion regarding the choice of machine type for a commercial laundry. Unless the laundry was on an upper floor, conventional wisdom said choose a hardmount commercial washer due to the lower perceived pricing of a hardmount.
Today, with concrete pricing around $150 per cubic yard, that small amount of floor improvement required for yesterday’s machine is suddenly a very expensive proposition. Add in construction labor, permitting, plus curing time and you are looking at a seriously costly venture. A softmount needs none of the high dollar reinforced concrete that an old-fashioned hardmount.
Small Piece Folders Save Time, Money, and Labor in Your Commercial Laundry
We all look for ways to save time and money. We try to work smarter not harder. One way to do this in your commercial laundry is by purchasing a small piece or towel folder. These versatile machines will quickly pay for themselves through labor savings and increased throughput by streamlining the process of folding.
Small piece folders are a great addition to a busy laundry. Although they’re commonly referred to as a towel folder they can fold many different things. It’s most commonly used to fold towels but most can also fold other small items like shirts, scrubs, small blankets, pillowcases, twin sheets and much more.
Considerations When Choosing an Ironer for your Commercial Laundry
When determining which ironer to choose for your industrial laundry or commercial laundry, there are several things to consider, from production requirements to service and everything in between. While this is not an all encompassing guide, as site details vary widely, this guide aims to be a starting point of things to think about when researching ironers for your facility.