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10 maintenance tips to keep your on-premises laundry equipment running smoothly

These days, having an efficient, effective laundry operation is more essential than ever. While COVID-19 infection rates continue to increase across the country, individuals, families and businesses may have changed their laundering practices – such as waiting longer between loads if they are going to a laundromat, changing clothes throughout the day or even washing [...]

2021-01-19T16:10:23+00:00January 12th, 2021|

UniMac dryers show results for N95 viral decontamination

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 [...]

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

Praise worth sharing from a frontline hero

UniMac prides itself on delivering the best products, services and support. We believe in what we do and surround ourselves with expert distributors, who are just as passionate about laundry and supporting customers.  During the current crisis, clean laundry has perhaps never been more important. At firehouses across the country, the need for clean laundry has increased significantly, [...]

2020-06-24T17:04:48+00:00June 24th, 2020|

Station wear deserves the same care as PPE

We’ve always known the importance of clean laundry. One need only look to laundromats being listed as essential businesses through this pandemic for evidence of that fact. Firefighters, who stand on the front lines of the fight are certainly well aware of the increased pressure to launder PPE – having adopted protocols mirroring NFPA 1851 guidance following a [...]

2020-05-08T13:25:13+00:00May 8th, 2020|

Having replacement parts on-hand can help ensure continuity of laundry service during this crisis

On-premises laundries have little tolerance for repairs and downtime during a normal period. Now, if you are serving a healthcare, long-term care, nursing home or fire/EMS facility during a pandemic, extended downtime is not an option. Situations are made even more difficult by safer-at-home lockdowns of these locations, limiting access to service technicians.  Being able to make minor repairs [...]

2020-04-29T22:21:38+00:00April 29th, 2020|

FEMA Funds Support PPE for Firefighters

One of the lessons learned from the current pandemic is the need for additional PPE for first responders, medical professionals and firefighters. Many fire departments have been opting to issue two sets of turnout gear, ensuring one is ready for service, while one is being laundered. Funding such an approach, however, is not always possible for all [...]

2020-04-27T17:05:32+00:00April 27th, 2020|

Laundering PPE is paramount for first responders during COVID-19 crisis

Firefighters are on the frontlines putting their lives at risk each day to keep us safe. As first responders during the current COVID-19 crisis, that role is heightened, both in risk and importance to public safety.  That means turnout gear is needing to be laundered more often to ensure the technical fibers that make up [...]

2020-04-24T18:54:54+00:00April 24th, 2020|

Guidelines for laundry in health care facilities

It is critical to correctly launder garments in health care facilities, if you are to help stop the spread of the coronavirus and other bacteria to your employees and patients.  Not surprisingly, nursing homes, assisted living facilities and other health care centers wash lots of laundry, everything from bed sheets and blankets, to towels, personal clothing and more. In fact, an estimated 5 billion pounds of items are laundered in [...]

2020-04-16T22:42:51+00:00April 16th, 2020|
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