Remember that end-of-season inspection report we talked about at the end of last season? Time to break it out and go through each item so that your commercial laundry is ready to tackle the season ahead with a minimum amount of fuss.
Now that you’re months down the road, hopefully you took notes about that noise you wanted to check out before next season. Since you were proactive (right?), you have a big head start on maintenance that will leave your equipment in top condition and 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.
Every now and then we’ll get a call from someone (hair salons, animal shelters, schools, and the like) asking us about the differences between home style washers and commercial laundry equipment. There is definitely a difference and fortunately it only takes a few simple questions to determine which one is the smarter buy for your particular need. (more…)
Have you noticed that we seem to be in a new arms race of sorts in the commercial laundry world? Companies are upping the G force levels to attempt to get an edge in the market, but what does this mean in reality for you, the person writing the check?
If you’ve spent anytime at any healthcare facility where patients with suppressed immune systems are being treated, you’ve no doubt heard about the threat of antibiotic resistant bacteria that can prove to be fatal for such patients. It seems logical that the best way to combat this problem would be through preventative measures, so let’s go through some steps healthcare facilities can employ to help decrease the risk of patients coming into contact with these superbugs. (more…)
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.
Read the full article here.
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.
We Love Small Piece Folders!
Seems simple enough, but how many times have you quit at step 2? Even for a commercial laundry this step can be the lease efficient one in the process – until you add small piece folders to your laundry arsenal. This bit of fabulous laundry technology can easily do the work of three of four people in less time with more consistent results.
First, we’ll look at what these folders are. Many people call a small piece folder a towel folder because that’s what it’s most commonly used to do, but most can fold a variety of other small items like shirts, scrubs, small blankets, pillowcases, twin sheets and much more.
Instead of the tedious and monotonous job of folding towels by hand, all you have to do is put the towel on the conveyor belt and the machine takes over and does the rest!