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Infection control starts with process control

2020-11-18T15:00:20+00:00November 18th, 2020|

The pressure on on-premises laundries serving medical and long-term care facilities has always been great. Infection control isn’t a one-and-done proposition; it’s an ongoing battle and one that is constantly changing. If COVID has taught us anything, it’s that fact. A second lesson, and one that is important for every on-premises laundry, regardless of the [...]

Spray rinse delivers exceptional results

2020-10-13T22:19:58+00:00October 13th, 2020|

Baths are great when you just want to soak at the end of the day. But let’s be honest, are they effective for getting clean results? When it comes to clean and water efficiency, showers are just better. Therein lies the difference between a conventional bath rinse and a spray rinse.    UniMac’s OPTispray brings those same advantages to its UW washer-extractor and [...]

Why G-Force matters

2020-10-13T22:20:55+00:00October 13th, 2020|

We are used to hearing about racecar drivers and fighter jet pilots experiencing “Gs” or G-Force. So, what is it? And how does it relate to laundry?   G-Force is quite simply a multiple of the force of gravity due to acceleration. Fighter jet pilots can experience upward of nine Gs, or nine times the force of gravity. [...]

Dated equipment is costing you money

2020-10-09T23:04:03+00:00October 9th, 2020|

In times like we are experiencing now, it’s all about getting creative. We’ve seen restaurants and other businesses adopt creative policies and business models to cut costs and stay operational.   Bottom line is we are all trying to do more with less. Considering equipment replacement may help in that effort. Often, laundries operate oblivious to what [...]

Not all dryers are created equal

2020-08-19T14:01:46+00:00August 18th, 2020|

Of everything going on in a busy on-premises laundry, drying should be straightforward, right? One tumble dryer should be pretty similar to another. That’s definitely not the case. While washer-extractors appear to have all the technology, tumblers have their fair share and can greatly impact efficiency, throughput and labor. Below are a variety of features [...]

UniMac dryers show results for N95 viral decontamination

2020-08-12T14:20:44+00:00August 12th, 2020|

N95 masks have never been more important and in shorter supply. Reusing this vital piece of PPE requires a fast and effective means to decontaminate masks. UniMac announced that specific models of its hugely popular 75-pound capacity tumble dryer can, with the correct programs, be used for viral decontamination of N95 masks and quadruple their [...]

Funding for fire department purchases requires a well-orchestrated approach and some mutual aid

2020-07-28T20:05:18+00:00July 28th, 2020|

We all know the importance of NFPA 1851. Codifying the guidelines for laundering PPE and requiring documentation are steps that are hoped will help reduce not just the instances of cancer in firefighters, but also mortality rates. The present COVID-19 pandemic has reinforced the need to follow these same guidelines in laundering PPE even more [...]

How is your laundry measuring success and identifying process breakdowns that impact quality?

2020-07-17T20:38:20+00:00July 17th, 2020|

How is it that the laundromat business has metrics such as turns per day, revenue, peak periods and even per-machine usage and profit, yet many on-premises laundries (OPL) are measuring success by whether or not all loads were processed?  Far more goes into the degree of success a commercial laundry is achieving. As we operate through the current pandemic, managers [...]

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