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.
Education, Training, and Accreditation for your Healthcare Laundry
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.
It is an understatement to say that laundered goods that come into contact with patients during a hospital stay must be clean and therefore unable to pass along any germs that can cause secondary or hospital acquired infections. Of course, a layperson that has no training or expertise in the area wouldn’t be expected to know this important information. Therefore, education and training become critical for those who work in a healthcare laundry.