Updating your commercial laundry equipment can save you money and increase your profits not only in the short term, but also in the long run through gains in efficiency, productivity, and repair costs. Take a look at some key parts of your operation and see why upgrading makes good sense for your bottom line. (more…)
After a long working season in your laundry, it is tempting to just turn off the main panel breaker and lock the laundry room door without giving it a second thought. However, conducting a thorough end-of-season inspection and writing down maintenance needs while they are still fresh in your mind is definitely time well spent.
Months down the road it can be hard to remember that noise you wanted to check out before next season. By writing it down, you have a big head start on maintenance that will leave your equipment in top condition, ready for another productive season. Good machine care, with proper maintenance and repair not only helps ensure proper operation and long life, it helps maintain resale value.
A great article was just published in this month’s TRSA Textile Services Magazine.
Health care laundering procedures are effective at preventing the spread of infection via laundered clothing in the workplace, according to a research review published in Infection Control and Hospital Epidemiology.
“Recent innovations in the laundry industry have led to major advances in laundry equipment, laundry chemicals, fiber and fabric technology, and laundry facility design and engineering,” Lynne M. Sehulster, PhD, infectious disease epidemiologist at the CDC, wrote.
During any given hospital stay, patients spend most, if not all, of their time in bed. That means they are surrounded all day with hospital linens. From their gown to their sheets and blankets patients have more contact with these items than anything else in the hospital. (more…)
Maintaining Commercial Laundry Machines
Commercial Laundry Machines, like any other machine, contain 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 very poor. Instead of making your operation efficient and reducing the costs of doing laundry, expenses for repair and downtime will loom large.
Boiled Eggs. Selling. Washing Machines. What do these things have in common? Go to the head of the class if you guessed hard or soft.
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.
In recent years, there has been quite a bit of talk around ozone in a commercial laundry setting. Many have tried to sell ozone as a one size fits all solution, solving all problems and completely eliminating hot water and chemical usage. While there is reduction in hot water and chemical usage, ozone will not eliminate hot water or chemical usage entirely, as ozone is only effective on water soluble stains. (more…)
A typical commercial on premise laundry is a system of machines, including washers, dryers, ironers, and folders working together with water heaters, boilers, water softeners, chemical dispensing systems and more to provide a large quantity of laundered goods in a reasonable amount of time using the minimum amounts of energy, labor, and time. In a large part, the interaction between these different systems determines determines how efficiently this process can happen. (more…)
Efficient washing generally has 4 aspects:
4. Mechanical Action
In order to wash at the highest efficiency, all of these factors must be in balance, and this balance has changed since it was developed in 1959 by Dr. Herbert Sinner. (more…)