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Infection control starts with process control

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 [...]

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

Spray rinse delivers exceptional results

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 [...]

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

Why G-Force matters

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. [...]

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

Dated equipment is costing you money

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 [...]

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

Not all dryers are created equal

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 [...]

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

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

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 [...]

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

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

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 [...]

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