Creating an Environmentally Friendly Commercial Laundry
As our planet surpasses 8 billion human inhabitants, the environmental impacts of our modern life cannot be denied. Luckily, we can all act to minimize our environmental impact to ensure that the life sustaining properties of the earth remain intact for generations to come. Luckily, when it comes to cleaning fabrics, there are a number of steps that can be taken to make a commercial laundry more environmentally friendly and reduce its impact on the environment.
Hidden Troublemakers in your Commercial Laundry
Water is one of the main components in your commercial laundry and making sure that it can quickly enter your washer-extractor and then quickly exit when required can have significant impacts to your bottom line.
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.